Virtue In Vain take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the various artists around the world! Today it is the turn of Virtue In Vain to take us behind the scenes by tackling the challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?

Assistant To The Regional Manager by The Devil Wears Prada

Best rider you’ve had?

Promoter from Guildford bought us the best Pizza. After the show we had just played it was the perfect ending.

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

We once spent 24hrs in a Mc Donalds since a show cancelled on a tour. 3 meals we ate there. It was honestly a weird experience and the conversations got super deep and odd after a while

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

The night will be back, but for now I watch the sunrise

Easiest song you wrote?

Probably Marionette as it came so naturally once we began writing

Favourite song in your set?

Marionette. It’s fast and punchy so it really sets the pace

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

Sean Harmanis – Make Them Suffer
The power in his voice is just on another level.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Probably criticising your own music. We really want to put out our best so we over analysis what we write.
So much that we scrapped an entire EP of songs and started fresh.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Dan has a daughter. It may not be the most interesting fact but she is beautiful and it’s such a achievement to be a father.

Jokes you have in the band?

Oh way to many to tell. One in particular is ‘Poulet’
We played a tour with a French band called FRCTRD, every day they shouted ‘Poulet’ at each other and by the end of the tour it became all we said to each other between songs

Key to writing a song?

Patience and letting go of your ego. We found by looking what is best for the song rather than we wanted it ended up in the song being even better.Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Probably Leeds so far

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Nick McLernon from Make Them Suffer. He has not only inspired us but we have met him and he taught our guitarist (Emyr)
He has such an impact on how we are now as a band.

New band you’d recommend?

FRCTRD. Incredible band and just amazing people

Opening for this band would be ideal?

The Devil Wears Prada or Make Them Suffer.
They are the biggest inspirations for us so if we ever achieve either one, it will be a dream come true

Place you’d most like to tour?

Germany or Europe in general. Just such an amazing scene out there and the talented bands are just surreal.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Don’t let anyone tell you what success is, we make our own success and create our own dreams.

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Dusk // Dawn follows on from our last EP. The concept of the EP is the worst night of your life. It covers from when the sunsets to when it rises again.

See us live at?

We have a tour coming out in August so stay tuned for updates!

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

No. They inspired me but seeing what they have done to create the new generation of bands is such a wonderful thing.
Music grows and adapts and talent just keeps on coming out.

Unusual merchandise?

Onesies. A metal band did one once. It was weird but also such a unique idea.

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

I would like to see Dawn remixed. Just to see what we could come up with.

What do your fans mean to you?

Everything. They are the reason we are able to do this and if our music entertains or helps thence are happy in that.

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

Not yet! Had many cuts and bruises. Bleeding over gear but nothing that required a hospital.

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

Dan’s. Without a shadow of a doubt he would be late
Sorry Dan.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Turtle. We just keep going through thick and thin and live forever

Elizabeth Birt

April 29, 2019

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


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