Sheffield metallers Naisian are back after a 5 year hiatus with their new EP Rejoinder (out now). We asked the band to give us the lowdown by taking on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Converge – Plagues
Best rider you have had?
Anytime we actually get a rider. We have low expectations.
Craziest moment in the band?
Getting attacked by a small van driver at Watford Gap services.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
I’ll leave that to someone else to decide.
Easiest song you wrote?
90 ft. Stone, our first one back together after a 5 year break.
Favourite song in your set?
Always whichever the newest one is.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Mike Shields from Flatlands on vocals and we’ve already achieved it on Rejoinder
Hardest thing about being in a band?
It’s all fun, otherwise we wouldn’t do it.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Jordan drives a Ford Capri.
Jokes you have in the band?
Key to writing a song?
Don’t try and copy anything, play what your hands tell you to.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Aberdeen, 8 hour drive.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Anyone who makes music for fun without regard for audience.
New band you’d recommend?
Us? Do we count as new?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
Scandinavia, Germany, Slovenia.
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Ego is a sponge that has swallowed the ocean and is looking for its next drop of moisture.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
Rejoinder was the best suggestion in our band WhatsApp group – it means “a witty retort/comeback”.
See us live at?
Doomlines on July 22nd in Sheffield if this comes out in time. If not then wherever, ask promoters to book us.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Not really. We have shirts on our bandcamp.
Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?
We’ve done this before. I think we’ll learn some old ones soon and cut out all the noodling.
What do your fans mean to you?
I’m not sure that we have fans, someone prove me wrong.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?
Sudocrem, talcum powder. If you know, you know.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Mealworm, bought in to be fed to the lizards