EMQ’s with IMMERSE
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Bristol, UK based Melodic Hardcore band Immerse. Huge thanks to guitarist Tim 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?
Hey it’s Tim here! I play guitar in the band. We’ve previously played together in other projects with different line-ups but decided to start fresh as IMMERSE. We formed in late 2018!
How did you come up with your band name?
We wanted a name that reflected our passion and wouldn’t limit us to a specific genre. IMMERSE was the perfect choice.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Bristol UK! It’s got a great scene, and everyone knows each other. The city is full of amazing venues and the shows are always wild! I love how diverse Bristol is and how people support all genres.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
‘Southbound’ is our latest single. Give it a spin in the sunshine! Pre-Save it here
Here’s Hoping (Official Video)
Who have been your greatest influences?
For me, it has to be Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Northlane and The Story So Far
What first got you into music?
I started writing music at about 10/11 years old and I knew straight away that I would love to do it as a career. I listened to bands like Good Charlotte and Blink 182, so my songs were very similar to that style. As I got older, I discovered bands like Slipknot/Parkway Drive/Architects and I instantly fell in love with their energy and heavy breakdowns.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
It would be a dream to work with Mark Hoppus. His melodies are the best and he’s a rock legend!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Download Festival! I’ve been going there for years and always dreamt of playing the main stage.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Tom Searle. I would have loved to meet him and chat about music/life. He inspired so many people and I’m proud that I got to see him play.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I love being creative and having complete freedom with writing music. Also touring different countries in a van with your best mates is unbeatable. The worst thing is playing a poorly ran show (I think every musician will agree with me)
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
The Story So Far – “Proper Dose”. Love every song on it.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
CD’s all the way!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Playing Macmillan cancer festival in Nottingham! We played to a packed room and the crowd were really energetic! Can’t wait to be back playing shows again.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I would have loved to pursue a career in golf but started too late!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Mark Corrigan, Johnson, Super Hans, Gerrard and Professor MacLeish.
What’s next for the band?
We are always working on our live show to make it as entertaining as possible. We have an intimate headline tour early next year so make sure you grab a ticket before it sells out!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
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