EMQs With INRETROSPECT
Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview with UK based Modern Metalcore band, InRetrospect. Huge thanks to them for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us about the history of the band?
Our name is InRetrospect, and we play a sound that is a collective of all our individual influences to create our take on a Modern Metalcore sound. Our inception into the world was in 2018, releasing a catalogue of singles late 2019 leading us up to the point of where we are now.
How did you come up with your band name?
The message we want to convey in our music is based upon the ownership and acknowledgement of the way we carelessly, without thought for others, go through life. We wanted a name that resembles a point of reflection.
What country/region are you from and what is the metal/rock scene like there?
We are an inter-county band from the UK, spread across West Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
The scene in these areas is on the rise once again and it’s great to see so many bands and projects finding their footing amongst a society of people who care for the music, come out to shows and show support like no other.
What is your latest release?
Our latest release was our final single from 2020, “Open Eyes” which we released alongside a lyric visualiser.
Who has been your greatest influence?
With us sharing such a broad spectrum of musical influences and different musical backgrounds, it’s hard to summarise but to name a few; Architects; Northlane & Crystal Lake from the newer generation of bands and of course all the greats.
Who first got you into music?
For me (James) picking up a guitar is down to Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughn. However later down the line, the conversion to 7 strings and drop tunings is all down to James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch from Korn.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
Collaborating with Garrett from Silent Planet would be an absolute dream, his vocal style and lyrical content is phenomenal. Alongside him for joint first place would be Sam Carter of Architects.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Every festival and every show mean equally as much to us, whether it’s a smaller intimate show on tour or a festival the size of Download, they’re all as equally important to us as each other.
What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever had from a fan?
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Look after each other, take a moment to think and look around you and at yourself.
If you could bring one rockstar back from the dead, who would it be?
Eddie Van Halen, he pushed the boundaries of rock and shred guitar, paving the way for some many in the scene today.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
The most enjoyable thing is playing a show and seeing people that have turned out, old and new, to share and experience the music and message we put our heart into. It’s the most humbling thing there is.
There’s nothing to hate, it’s what we all set out to do.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
If we had one wish, we would forever ban exposure as payments for shows.
Name one of your all time favourite albums?
“Periphery III” – Select Difficulty or “Crystal Lake” – Helix.
What’s best, Vinyl, CDs, Cassettes or Downloads?
From a listening point of view, it’s definitely Vinyl with a solid sound system. There’s just something about older records that have this shine to it you don’t get with the rest.
What is the best gig we’ve played to date?
We recently played at the Key Club and the atmosphere was absolutely incredible. Crowd surfers, mosh pits, you name it. It’s definitely a highlight to date.
If you weren’t a musician what else would you be doing?
Personally (James) studying Nanotechnology Engineering.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Ozzy Osbourne, Fred Durst, Jonathon Davis, Courtney LaPlante & Andre 3000.
What’s next for the band?
We have multiple tours lined up next year from January through to April, alongside Spoiler, Majin, Tyrants and Confessions of a Traitor. A brand new image and brand new music to share with the world.
What social media links do you use to get your music out to people?
For YouTube we’ve used SpaceUntravel it’s a great platform to get your music on and gain new followers. For everything else we use every platform we can along with advertisements to reach a wider audience as well as those close to home.
Jaffa Cakes, are they a cake or a biscuit?
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