Brit punk rockers Over To You recently released their new single Storm Chasing! We asked the band to tell us more about themselves by taking on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
The first time we heard ‘Friday‘ is the reason we wanted to start writing music, as that song completely redefined what can pass as a song, making it easy for us.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
The only time we’ve ever been given anything other than a free pint was when we were playing a show in Bristol and the headline band’s manager bought us dinner… and a free pint.
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
Some guys came up to the merch stand to buy a CD and a t shirt from us after we played our set, turns out they thought we were just the guys running the merch stand and they wanted to buy one of the other bands stuff, but up until that point it was awesome.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Definitely ‘With the morals and appearance of a starving rat, it’s no
wonder that you lie to yourself’.
Easiest song you wrote?
Smoke on the Water.
Favourite song in your set?
Master of Puppets.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Sharing hotel beds together.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Sam knows his 9 times table better than anyone else I know.
Jokes you have in the band?
Key to writing a song?
Big Beat Manifesto.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Getting lost in Oxford and driving laps around the entire city before
finding the venue.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
One time we were walking home after a night out and there was a homeless man smacking a wine bottle against just the body of an acoustic guitar, it really showed us that anything is music if you’re on enough drugs, and he definitely was on enough drugs.
New band you’d recommend?
Weatherstate (we luv them).
Opening for this band would be ideal?
One of those covers bands that does all of their songs in a slightly folky way.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Don’t do school, Stay in drugs.
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Our upcoming EP is called ‘S.O.S‘, we wanted something where people would be thinking ‘oh that’s Save Our Souls, omg hope they’re okay!’ but it’s actually ‘Stoners On Sofas’… and we’re fine thanks for asking!
See us live at?
Any venue that will have us (mainly Bristol/Swindon, but we regularly travel all over the shop!).
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Nah, music has never been better! With the rise of the internet offering instant entertainment and quenching the thirst that is boredom meaning that the independent live music scene that all small bands depend on is hanging by a frayed thread over the pit that is non-existence, really applies a healthy pressure!
We sell clothes which is bonkers.
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
Any of our songs done with pig squeal vocals over the same instrumentals.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are the Robin to our Batman. The Fellowship to our Ring. The amount of affection and gratitude we feel towards our fans is the same amount of hate we feel towards companies that use memes in their ads.
Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Only a hug from mum, and one time where we filmed a music video in a barn in the middle of winter and Jimmy couldn’t feel his hands while filming and he sliced his finger up on the string so much and didn’t notice, and the only thing we had was ductape and tissues to patch him up.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Probably one of those fainting goats, because when we have to deal with something we just lie down until it goes away.
Check out Storm Chasing by Over To You below;