RYL: tell us about your new EP to be released at the end of April “ No Living”…..
Howls: “No Living” is our second EP, which we recorded towards the end of 2014. It explores a few different sides to our sound and we think it shows how we have progressed since our first EP.
It was important to us to create something that flowed well from song to song, but was also varied enough to keep it interesting. Hopefully it comes across that way!
RYL: Why have you selected this title?
Howls: It is named after the second track on the EP. As soon as we finished writing it, it was just one of those songs that stood out to us and we really enjoyed playing it so it just felt right to name the EP after it. It is probably the most memorable title out of the four songs on the EP so that helps too!
RYL: Is there a common inspiration between all your songs?
Howls: I don’t really think that there is a common inspiration lyrically because the three of us write about a variety of different subjects.
But I would say that there are a few things that we all feel strongly about, both inside and outside of music, that inspire us on us to make the music we do.
RYL: Do you remember how the lyrics of “Rest Well” have been written?
Howls: The lyrics for that song came together quite smoothly. It was a joint effort and we all had some strong vocal ideas between the three of us that tied in nicely both musically and lyrically.
I think that song is a definitely a good representation of the way that the three of our vocals work together.
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?
Howls: It varies from song to song but we usually start with a few riffs that we then build upon. We usually have a lot of ideas flying around at once so it’s a case of bringing together the bits that work and just trying lots of different things.
The lyrics and vocals themselves tend to go through a fair amount of changes right up until the track gets recorded.
RYL: what does music mean for you?
Howls: The three of us playing music together means a lot to us because we have been doing it for so long now in lots of different bands. We really enjoy writing songs that we want to hear.
It is also an opportunity for us to get out there and meet some interesting people and play with bands that we genuinely like
RYL: Which is the most important thing for you while doing music?
Howls: To keep it fun, and to keep pushing ourselves to improve as a band with every new song we write.
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever wrote?
Howls: That’s quite a hard question, it might not be the best verse we have but this particular section of “Year Of The Rat” from our first EP always stands out when we listen to it. It is about being frustrated with the amount of music and art out there that is created solely for fame or money, with no kind of real emotion or passion driving it. –
“No sound can sustain from something so heartless, there’s nothing to gain from all that you take, your passionless fame must be hard to swallow, when all that you claim is so fucking fake. Where have the good days gone?”
RYL: Which is the last song you wrote ?
Howls: The last song we finished writing is called “Last Year”. It’s a really fun one for us to play live and it seems to be going down well so it will probably make it on to the next thing we record.
RYL: tell us about your upcoming tour….
Howls: We haven’t got any proper tours coming up at the moment, just a few one offs and weekenders here and there. In the meantime we are actually working hard on lots of new songs too so that is keeping us busy! You can find a full list of our upcoming shows on our Facebook page.
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