Manchester rockers Iodine Sky have just released their debut album Tides. The quartet have two things in mind which are to ‘go hard or go home’ and to ‘make amazing memories for themselves and their fans’. Since their 2013 formation, the band have worked hard to create and hone their sound, working with Creed‘s Brett Hestla impressing the legendary bassist so much that a trip to Florida for the band’s frontman Aaron to feature on Brett’s solo album followed!
We challenged the band to take on our A-Z questionnaire;
A song which made you want to make music?
Evenflow by Pearl Jam
Best rider you have ever had?
Is there better than crates of beer and fuel money?
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Flying out to Florida and featuring on Brett (Creed / Dark New Days solo album) with guys from Alter Bridge, Evanescence, Sevendust featuring on it as well.
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
Broken Cross – Have you lost your faith, tell me you’re not losing belief in your religion, if it’s not the same, tell me I’m not the Martyr you prayed for, as I lie on my Broken Cross.
It uses religion as a metaphore for the boundless love someone has for you, one where they are so blind to your flaws that they will only end up hurt. We felt like miost people have had a relationship like this.
Easiest song you wrote?
Who knows you – 3 chord wonder and it’s acoustic.
Favourite song in your set?
Rewind – there’s just something that hits home every time with it
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Amy Lee or Lacey Sturm for Female vocals.
Miles Kennedy or Brett Hestla for Male.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Juggling all the members responsibilities with gigs, work and practice.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
One of us has a genital piercing, not going to say who though…..
Jokes you have in the band?
Key to writing a song?
Put your soul into it and jam it out as a band.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Does Manchester England to Florida count?
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Would have to go with have seen live otherwise it would be too difficult but Chris Cornell at Download. The man just sings from his soul and seemed truly grateful for the fans watching him.
New band you’d recommend?
The good lads of Earthside for the USA and Autumn Ruin for the UK.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Alter Bridge or Shinedown.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Japan or the USA.
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
If you don’t get chills listening to your own song, then keep working on it
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
We felt the idea of Tides, going back and forth and bringing a new form every time was appropriate for the bands history
See us live at?
Glasgow @ The box – 8/7/16
Nottingham @ The Maze – 10/7/16
Florida in September 13th to the 20th
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
None yet but thongs have always sold well.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Acoustic versions for any of them.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world, one person that says it’s helped or they connect with it makes it worth it.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band injuries?
No we’ve been well behaved so far
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Penguins, lovable and underestimated until you see one headbanging and then the crowds come.