EMQ’s with SICK
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Liverpool, UK Speed Rock band SICK! Huge thanks to Drummer/Vocalist Luke Daley for taking part
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Luke Daley. I play drums and sing. SICK really have only been around for seven months. We tried to put a band together beforehand, but until last November we had incomplete line-ups and arguments over the band’s direction. Once we had Max join the band everything slotted into place. We’ve played over ten gigs in five months including two O2 Academies, and we have a major record coming up. It’s going great.
How did you come up with your band name?
I just thought it up. We needed something short and sweet.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
UK, Liverpool. The scene is small in Liverpool. There isn’t a rock scene in a sense of the bands around – not the audience. If you’re like us you have to, as standard, play alongside metal bands just to get gigs. That’s what we’ve had to do until recently.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
‘Close Call’ (Single). We have an EP in the works.
Who have been your greatest influences?
For me personally The Ramones!
What first got you into music?
I played FIFA 98 on the PS1 when I was about 6 years old, and I loved the soundtrack. Still a Blur fan.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I’m not sure to be honest. We write music a certain way and it’s subject to whoever we’d work with. I could say I’d love to work with Saxon, but they might not fit us if that makes sense.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Download Festival. We’d do well there.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Actual money for a T-shirt!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Come see us live please!
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
The Ramones! Without a doubt!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Playing mainly and the reward you feel when you write a decent song. I don’t like the travelling to and from gigs, but that’s pretty much a requirement in the music industry.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
The focus on Rap and Dance music right now! I don’t like the fact that even though we are on the verge of a new subgenre (Speed Rock), SICK can be dismissed as just another rock band.
Name one of your all-me favourite albums?
Xentrix – “Shared Existence”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Downloads! Unless you can get me a phone that can take my 7″ singles, I’ll stick to downloads.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Probably one of the dates we did at the Arts Club or M2TM Merseyside. They were short and tight sets. Loved playing them and we seemed to get a good reaction.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Doing a teacher training course!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
I don’t have dinner parties lol.
What’s next for the band?
Produce the EP and gig all summer. We’ll end up throwing that disc at record labels. Hopefully someone takes us on.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Deezer, iTunes, YouTube, Soundcloud, Instagram etc.!
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks for interviewing me!
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