Brit alt-rock trio Saltlake are gearing up to release new EP Medicate Me on November 10. We asked the band to take on the A-Z challenge to take us deeper into the world of Saltlake!
A song that made you want to make music?
Henry – You Could Be Mine (GNR)
John – Welcome to the Black Parade (MCR)
Liam – Spirit of the Radio (Rush)
Best rider you’ve ever had?
We are only ever fortunate enough to get given a handful of beers most of the time, although John did once get loads of mini Cornish Pasties.
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
A couple of things, first was a heavily intoxicated man who burst through our rehearsal room door and very aggressively complimented us on what he could hear through the sound proof walls.
Second was not being allowed to leave the stage unless we played more and having people throw money at us.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“As tears fall like waterfalls, you’re too deep to reach the surface”
Easiest song you wrote?
A song on our first EP called ‘Circles‘.
Favourite song in your set
We all have different, Henry’s is ‘Badlands‘ off the new EP, John and Liam’s is an older track called ‘Breathe‘.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
The Chuckle Brothers would be ace..
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Trying to organise three unorganised people and trying to be patient when waiting to release new music.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Liam lied about being able to play bass when he met Henry as a kid, learnt on the job.
Jokes you have in the band?
Liam’s still lying about playing bass.
Key to writing a song?
Being patient, serve the song and not your ego.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Brighton to Wrexham only to find that it never existed.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
It’s gotta be Dave Grohl, he inspires us in all aspects of life as well as
music because he’s a fucking badass!
New band you’d recommend?
Our good friends in The Alchemy from Canterbury (Kent) they are shit hot!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
We would love to open up for someone like Bring Me The Horizon or Pvris as we feel like our show would go down really well with their fans.
Place you’d most like to tour?
America or Scandinavia, they have a pretty awesome scene so I hear..
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“I am one with the force, the force is with me”
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Hangovers don’t get easier.
See us live at?
You can see us live in a few places over the next couple of months
2nd September – The Shed – Leicester
29th September – Sanctuary – Basingstoke
6th October – The Harp Restrung – Folkestone
Or our EP launch night on the 10th November at Scream Lounge in Croydon.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Not entirely. Current music is just as important to us even if it owes a lot to the older generation. Without classic bands and music we wouldn’t have started playing. If it wasn’t for our parents collection we wouldn’t taken an interested in music at all. It’s now just a pleasure to listen to great upcoming bands that feel the same as us.
We don’t have anything unusual at the moment but fidget spinners would be a good shout.
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
‘Medicate Me‘ the title track off the record is the one track we would love to do either a full acoustic version or full electronic version of.
What do your fans mean to you?
More than anything.
Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Liam and John would be something big like giraffes and Henry would probably be a monkey.