Light The Skies are a four-piece post-hardcore band from Birmingham, UK. Formed in September 2013, the band have a solid and engaging set that has been well received by fans and industry officials. We challenged the band to take on our A-Z Questionnaire Challenge! Read their answers here…
A SONG WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO MAKE MUSIC:
Hands like houses – Introduced Species, we have a long list of tunes we would consider an influence to our sound but this song is what started it all.
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CRAZIEST MOMENT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE BAND:
One story definitely sticks out; partly for its utter madness and partly for the fact we’d all known each other for the best part of 6 weeks. We were gigging down in Rye (somewhere in the south coast) and one public transport jitter left a group of 7 of us wandering the English countryside in the early hours of the morning, with no idea where the venue was, or any form of accommodation. To cut a really long and intricately detailed story short,after 1 fight with a stranger, a run in with the local police, followed by some form of Jeremy Kyle domestic of 2 strangers, we managed to fit all of us, plus equipment and bags into a Vauxhall Astra, belonging to the complete stranger who we were now hitchhiking with, and who took us back to her house. After a somewhat strange and hilarious night at this house, we sought to find the venue and where we were staying the following day. Successfully, we smashed out the show and got home un injured (somehow.) So yeah, I guess we were all pretty good mates after that.
DEEPEST LYRICS ONE OF YOUR SONGS FEATURES:
“For a place so bright We are so blind”- Distance
EASIEST SONG YOU WROTE:
Either Distance or Distractions, those two songs just wrote themselves, we do put a lot of thought into our songs and we end up changing parts before we hit the studio, but those two never changed.
FAVOURITE SONG IN YOUR SET:
We have a few but ‘Acclimate’ is definitely high up on the list, it’s got everything, you can jump, mosh and sing-a-long what more could you want in a song?!
GUEST YOU’D MOST LIKE TO FEATURE ON YOUR RECORD:
Alive – Tyler Carter
Dead – Michael Jackson
HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN A BAND:
The hardest thing about being in a band is the decision making, especially the big steps. Four people have to be on the same page, which can be tough.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS:
Our bassist Conor can speak fluent Spanish. Our guitarist Charlie can speak good Spanish too!
JOKES YOU HAVE IN THE BAND:
We all like to have a laugh, we’re always making fun of each other, any inside jokes are normally too rude to tell.
KEY TO WRITING A SONG:
We like to get our ideas recorded, so we always go to a studio or make sure we have a laptop with us at all times, we then normally build off the ideas we record.
LONGEST DISTANCE YOU’VE TRAVELLED TO PLAY A SHOW:
We’ve travelled to Leeds which is the longest distance we’ve gone. Not too far, but we love to travel so we’ll definitely be heading out further in the future.
MOST INSPIRING MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER EXPERIENCED:
We have always been inspired by bands. Especially British bands who have broken the mold, bands like Oceans Ate Alaska who are actually from our hometown have been a bit of inspiration to us.
NEW BAND YOU’D RECOMMEND:
Myth City, insane band.
OPENING FOR THIS BAND WOULD BE IDEAL:
The band we’d love to open for would have to be Bring Me The Horizon or Don Broco, those our huge influences for us!
PLACE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO TOUR:
Touring in any other country would be incredible, but we’d have to say America, it’s the ‘Land of Opportunity”!
QUOTE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO PASS ON TO READERS:
“Go out and support your local bands!”
REASON FOR THE TITLE OF YOUR RECENT/FORTHCOMING RELEASE:
We thought that all the songs and ideas were relatable to everyone and not just people who like the scene, so we decided to call the EP ‘Human’.
SEE US LIVE AT:
All our shows can be found over at http://www.lighttheskiesuk.com/
THE OLD DAYS OF MUSIC WERE BETTER THAN THOSE CURRENT, DO YOU AGREE:
With the number of Venues decreasing, it’s much harder to get your live music out there, although social media is a big factor for upcoming bands, it was a lot easier to play to a crowd of people who care about your music.
We have a band dog called ‘Yoda’ and we considered getting him a t-shirt or beanie made!
VARIATIONS YOU’D LIKE TO DO ON ANY OF YOUR SONGS:
We have experimented with a lot of stripped back versions of the songs, who knows, we may even release a couple soon…
WHAT DO YOUR FANS MEAN TO YOU:
Without the people who come out to every show and scream the words back at us, playing music wouldn’t be fun for us.
X-RAYS OR ANY OTHER TREATMENTS NEEDED FOR BAND RELATED INJURIES:
Sam has had a lot of injuries on stage, he plays so hard that it’s a common
thing to see blood on his drum kit.
YOU’RE LATE FOR A SHOW, WHO’S FAULT IS IT:
ZOO ANIMAL THAT BEST DESCRIBES THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BAND:
Panther, We are sleek but have a dark side.