Starve To Survive take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the upcoming talent across the world! Up next, we have UK hardcorers Starve To Survive who recently released their new EP Have Me To Waste!

A song that made you want to make music?

Seeing any artist on a stage makes us want to make music.

Best rider you have had?

Probably when we played a one-off show with Crystal Lake in Portugal. The rider consisted of a full chicken dinner which we are certainly not used to.

Craziest moment in the band?

Once again, probably having the opportunity to play overseas in Portugal with Crystal Lake.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“They left me for the depths to blur me out”. Taken from a line in our track ‘Dismal’. It is the opening line and almost completely represents what the track is about. It expresses the situation which some of the members were going through at the time of the track being written.

Easiest song you wrote?

Probably the final track from our first EP “Life//Loss”. It represents nothing about the material we are aiming for today and is probably the simplest song we have released.

Favourite song in your set?

Probably Twinge, the 4th track from our latest release. Being one of our newer tracks it brings a fresh sound to the set and is an all-round enjoyable song to play.

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

Matt Honeycutt of Kublai Khan would be heavy.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Now for us, it’s mainly financing shows and tours without delving too much into our own pockets.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Our drummer is 6’5”.

Jokes you have in the band?

Our vocalist tends to mic grab for other bands quite a lot, so that is kind of the current running theme.

Key to writing a song?

Begin messing around with ideas that feel like they suit you and develop them in a way that signifies what you want to express.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Once again, probably travelling across seas to play in Portugal.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Kevin Parker from Tame Impala is fantastic.

New band you’d recommend?

The lads in God Complex are smashing it at the minute. We urge everyone to give them a listen.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Opening for Northlane would be huge.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Probably North-Eastern Europe, there are some breath-taking countries that we would love to perform in.

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

The title almost reflects exactly what we were feeling at the time of writing the EP. Having that vulnerability towards certain realities was kind of the theme we were going for.

See us live at?

Goodminds Festival in Manchester in April. Keep a close eye on social media for more show announcements.

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

It’s difficult because we feel that music is way more diverse these days than it was. But a world before online streaming for artists sounds great.

Unusual merchandise?

At the minute, no. We only have t-shirts available currently but who knows we might change it up in the future.

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

We do vary our tracks quite a lot in a live scenario to add a sort of flair to our performances. In almost each track we play live, something is changed.

What do your fans mean to you?

Like most other bands, our fans mean everything. We have gone the extra mile and dealt with requests on multiple occasions which we have enjoyed. Any support we receive means the world to us.

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

So far, we haven’t had any major injuries. Except from our drummer, Sam, having his arm trapped in a tour bus door.

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

Probably a mix between motorway traffic and ourselves. From stopping at services too much.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Probably a Chimpanzee.

Elizabeth Birt

February 26, 2019

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

@lbirt1993

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