Best rider you’ve ever had?
Dez was in Milan with his old band The Living Daylights, playing a skate park style venue. He turned 21 at midnight and decided to tell the girl behind the bar, in hope of a free drink or two. The girl decided to pour 21 pints of lager of which he had to drink.
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
We agreed to play a show in Hull with the band Norma Jean. Our drummer Jamie was on a stag do in Lithuania at the time. Rather than cancelling the gig, Jamie did the unthinkable and got an early flight home (on his own) and made it back into the UK just in time for the gig.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
‘Can you feel it? It gets me every time.’
Easiest song you wrote?
Target. We wrote it in about 10 minutes, and is one of our favourite songs.
Favourite song in your set?
The Snub, the amount of times we’ve had to play and listen to this in recent months, should indicate that this would be our least favourite song to play. However, it gets better every time we play it. (Get online and listen to it!)
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Josh Homme. Purely because he’s only guy on earth that could sing over one of our tracks, which we’ve had to write as an instrumental, which is in our set.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Being in a band!
Interesting fact about one of your members?
One member of our band was once involved in a top secret project with members from Rancid.
Jokes you have in the band?
On the road we invented our own rhyming slang. We also invented names for people based on what they might do for a living.
An example would be: ‘My Kansas City Chiefs are a bit tight on my Green Bay Packers’
And ‘My car needs to go for a service at the garage, so I’m off to see Reg Plate and Em Oaty.’
Key to writing a song?
Trust your instincts, be patient and never take artistic criticism personally.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Hull to San Diego
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Tim Armstrong. – For the reason that meeting your heroes is not always all it’s cracked up to be. However, Tim is every inch the punk rock legend that he’s built up to be. He chose to spend time with support bands, and share stories in the back of our crappy tour bus. Legend.
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
The Bronx. If anyone wants to make this happen, feel free to book it.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Japan. Crazy punk scene over there. They really appreciate music. Culturally, it’s a fascinating place. Jamie has more friends over than he does in London. So there’s an incentive to go.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
‘when you look annoyed all the time, people think that you’re busy’ George Louis Costanza
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Everything, eventually, will always boil down to an episode of Seinfeld.
See us live at?
Gorilla Studios, Hull 30th October. The Dev, Camden 9th November. Jolly Brewer, Lincoln 10th November. Fuel bar, Manchester 11th November. Asylum, Hull 29th November. 360 Club, Leeds 14th December.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Probably…although it’s easy to get caught up in the memories of times gone by. We only remember the good gigs and the good scenes.
Dez was in Germany with the daylights boys and a fan wanted to buy a CD, but only had a big chunk of resin. He accepted.
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
We’d love to hear a dub reggae mix of Bleed. Or even a house mix of The Snub would be cool.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are one of the most important reasons for us to peruse what we love doing the most.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
We headlined the rock stage at Humber Street Sesh in 2016 and Jamie threw his back out 2 weeks before the show. He didn’t move for three days. Luckily one of our friends, Oli is a sports therapist and managed to get him treated. It was only 24 hours before the festival that we confirmed if he was match fit.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
We don’t travel in mph, we travel in bpm. So as long as the metronome is set to 155 bpm, we’ll always be on time.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
We all have drastically different personalities. I think somewhere between a cheeky Chimp and Peacock strutting it’s stuff would be about right.