My Only Solution take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of My Only Solution to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

Doomed by Bring Me The Horizon made me want to learn all about production – (Ryan, Vocals)

Best rider you’ve ever had?

The Manchester Academy 3 fridge was FULL.

Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?

The first show we ever played. We spent months and months rehearsing before we got the confidence to actually play. Of course nobody was there, but it was definitely special.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“And I’ve been finding haze, just to hide myself away. I don’t know if I can see the point of living, just to fill the days” – Please (Violent Delights Have Violent Ends, 2022)

Easiest song you wrote?

A Body Without Organs

Favourite song in your set?

Either Sky or Rain at the minute, but that’ll change when we start playing the new album.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Gerard Way or Oli Sykes.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Making sure everybody is always heard and all ideas are tried out.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Ryan (vocals) can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.

Jokes you have in the band?

A common thread used to be that we would never know when to finish a particular song live so it would just seem to go on longer and longer each time we played it towards the end. I think by the time we stopped playing it live the end had turned into a 45 second drum solo. Which is a long time on stage.

Key to writing a song?

Write non stop. Try to write everyday, even if it’s just a chorus or verse. Song writing for us is kinda like a muscle that needs stretching and working out in order to function.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

We played this festival in the middle of nowhere once, which took a couple of hours to get to but I’ve no idea where it was. Looking forward to hopefully getting around the UK a little more this year.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

I saw Frank Iero at Academy 3 a few years ago and it was unbelievable. Really inspired me to write more and get better.

New band you’d recommend?

Pyncher” and “Cinder.”

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Either Bring Me The Horizon, Normandie, My Chemical Romance or Nothing But Thieves.

Place you’d most like to tour?

The rest of the UK and then USA/Austrailia

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Violent Delights Have Violent Ends” is a quote from Romeo and Juliet.

See us live at?

Dates coming soooooon…. So keep an eye on our socials.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Nah, I think it’s important for music to constantly evolve and venture into different places.

Unusual merchandise?

We did these clear stickers for the last album that were kinda terrible. I don’t know if anyone actually put them anywhere.

Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?

One day we’ll make ambient/acoustic versions of a few  favourites.

What do your fans mean to you?

We are so thankful for anyone who is a fan of our band, it means so much.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

I wouldn’t class it as an injury but my blood sugar went low on stage once and I went tone deaf for the last 2 songs. So my guitar was out of tune and I didn’t even realise. – Ryan (vocals, guitar)

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Andrew. Always.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Probably a penguin.

Elizabeth Birt

May 10, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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