Bristol rockers IDestroy released their new EP Pure Joy Of Life last week and are set to hit the road with The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing. We asked the band to tell us more about themselves using our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Best rider you’ve had?
At our first show in Germany last year we had were fed amazingly well. Sandwiches, fruit, vegan brownies, crisps etc when we arrived at the venue. We had our fill, then the venue owner came out with a main meal for us! Doing most of our touring in the UK, we are not used to this kind of hospitality, too full to eat any more! They also sent us away with loads of beer. Happy band! (Becky)
I liked the weird purple potato stuff we got given in Spain. (Bec)
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Being stalked by a crowd of young female fans in a Spanish town!
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
I’ll let you decide that one.
Easiest song you wrote?
‘Annie‘ came together pretty quickly.
Favourite song in your set?
Talking Shit from our first EP has always been a favourite to play live. Maybe it’ll change on our upcoming tour though, we can’t wait to start playing the new tracks.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Hardest thing about being in a band?
The anti-social hours. Having a strange social life where you have many acquaintances and make new friends that you only see a few times a year, but miss out on important times with your friends back home.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Bec’s party trick is balancing a pint of beer on her head whilst walking around the room.
Jokes you have in the band?
It’s not really a joke but for some reason we always start singing Shania Twain – “You’re Still The One” every time we arrive at a show.
Key to writing a song?
Inspiration, persistence & discipline.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
We’ve driven all across Europe for shows, 13 hour drives don’t seem that unusual to us anymore!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Hmm… Jack White at Glastonbury Festival a few years back.
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“Never forget, music is the most important thing in the world”
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
I found the title ‘Pure Joy of Life‘ written in my phone the morning after a stupidly drunk after show party in Frankfurt last year. Turns out it’s the English translation for the name of a bar over there.
See us live at?
We have four weeks of dates in the UK & Germany, starting March 11th.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I would agree with that, but I try to remember that it’s easy to get nostalgic. If you’re thinking of 40 years of rock and pop music and compare it to the new music that’s on the radio now, of course older music seems better, it’s the stuff that has stood the test of time and the ‘best’ of those decades. I’m sure that from the future, looking at the decade of 2010’s as a whole, loads of great tunes will be sticking around! (Becky)
We really want to get IDestroy pants! We’ve yet to find anywhere to make them for us though…
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
I quite like playing them acoustically. We did an acoustic BBC Introducing session last year which went down really well with the fans.
What do your fans mean to you?
We super appreciate everyone who takes the time to come and see us play. Anyone who spends their hard earned cash on music and merchandise. We would have a very lonely and boring time without you!
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Hmm I bruised my ribs a few months ago crowd surfing. The day after was the first day in the studio recording the new EP, I was in agony as well as feeling so sick. I’ve got photographic evidence but it’s kinda gross so maybe I won’t share those! (Bec)
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Ha! It’s definitely a combined effort with the lateness. (It’s the traffics fault, not ours though!)
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Sea Lion – They like the attention.