EMQ’s with BROKENTOOTH

EMQ’s with BROKENTOOTH

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Hertfordshire, UK based Metalcore band, BrokenTooth. Huge thanks to vocalist Jed Parker 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?

Hi, I’m Jed Parker, lead vocalist of the metal/metalcore band BrokenTooth. We formed as BrokenTooth in 2019, but all five of us have been in various bands over previous years and we’re all very excited with the sound we have found within BrokenTooth and the bond between us. The majority of the band knew each other well before this had begun, and some had even played in previous bands together, so there was a real click between us and respect for each other right from the first time we all played, and that has just continued to develop as time has gone on.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was set the unenviable task of brainstorming ideas for the band’s name, and was just rolling my tongue around in my mouth, thinking that it was an absolute minefield of broken teeth in there. So that’s where the name came from, and the other lads liked it, so we all agreed to keep it.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

We’re all from Hertfordshire in England, which is just north of London. There’s a huge metal scene in England, with some massive names that have come out over recent years such as Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Bury Tomorrow, and a whole host of other bands. Growing up just outside of London was great – there were always metal shows on during the week and weekends, so we were never short of gigs to attend and music to hear.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We released our debut EP “Mortuss Est Salus” at the beginning of 2020, along with our first music video ‘Burnt Ground’, which we were hoping to gig on the back of for the first part of the year, but due to COVID-19, we were limited as to the number of shows we were able to play. The good news about that though is that it did give us more time to write and record more songs, and we’ve now released two further singles, with videos – ‘R.O.T’ and ‘Words of The Blind’, which are both available on our YouTube to watch and on all major streaming platforms to listen to. We also have another new song called ‘Injustice’, with a really dope video, coming out this month, so keep an eye out for that! (This has just come out – Link Below)

‘R.O.T’ (Official Music Video)

‘Words Of The Blind’ feat. Joe Burton (Official Music Video)

‘Injustice’ (Official Music Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

We get influence from a number of bands, styles and situations. For me personally, bands like A Day To Remember, Beartooth, Bring Me The Horizon and The Ghost Inside have been big influences on me and the band.

What first got you into music?

I’d say it was attending and watching live shows and wanting to get up on stage and do that myself. Just seeing bands perform that have such power and energy in a live show is one of the best feelings and that’s what we try to bring to anyone that comes to one of our gigs.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I’d really like to collaborate with Polaris. They’re an awesome band and Jamie Hails has such a fantastic vocal range.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

It’s got to be Download for me. I’ve been there several times and Donington has such history when it comes to metal. So many of my favourite bands over the years have played at Donington – it’d be a dream to follow in their footsteps and play the same festival.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Not so much a gift, but a thank you message from a fan’s mum in Texas was pretty strange! I received a message out of the blue from a woman who said that her son was a huge fan and thanked me for the music we were making. Incredibly cool, but also unexpected and strange!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Fuck what anyone else thinks – you do what you wanna do and be who you wanna be!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dimebag for sure. I’ve always been a big Pantera fan, and I’d love the opportunity to go out with him and get trashed and party for a night!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love playing live and going nuts on stage with a bunch of lads that are like brothers. The part I hate is the bullshit that seems to come between other bands and the egos. There seems to be a lack of support from bands to each other and too much rivalry.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

It’d be awesome if music could be looked at on the basis of talent and the actual music, and progress not mainly measured by the number of likes someone has, the money they can make or the social media reach.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Crisis” by Alexisonfire is an incredible album.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I love a CD, but downloads are best I think – you can listen to them wherever and whenever with smartphones now.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

The first show we played as BrokenTooth. It was at a venue we had all played previously in other bands when we were younger, was for the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition and was with a great set of bands with good support from the crowd.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’d still be a tattooist, which is what I do on the daily currently.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’d want a mix, so I’m gonna say Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Seth Rogan, Yelawolf and Joe Exotic. That would be one hell of a party.

What’s next for the band?

We love the music we write, and we love playing live. Our real aim is to keep progressing with our music and getting out and playing to as wide of an audience as possible. We’re all looking forward to continuing to release more music, venturing out to a variety of different places and hopefully, once things are back to normal, get on to a number of gigs and festivals and who knows from there?

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We use the following social media channels:

www.facebook.com/wearebrokentooth
www.instagram.com/wearebrokentooth
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-G7-bEKNSw

All of our music is available on all major streaming platforms (Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify etc.)

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I know they’re labelled a cake, but I’d say they’re a biscuit – they’re eaten like a biscuit and most people tend to have several rather than just one.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for having me. Everyone should check us out on social media and streaming services, hit us up and let us know what you think, and we hope to see you at a future show!

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EMQ’s with BLEED AGAIN

EMQ’s with BLEED AGAIN

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brighton, UK based Metal band Bleed Again. Huge thanks to guitarist Simon Williams 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?

My names Simon, lead guitarist and one of the founding members of Bleed Again. We originally formed in the late 2000’s and have released 4 EP’s and one studio album so far. Our line up has changed a few times over the years, originally starting with two vocalists, one guitarist, a bassist and a drummer and evolving into the line-up we have today – James (main vocals), Sam (second vocals and bass), myself (lead guitar), Chris (rhythm guitar) and Jordan (drums).

How did you come up with your band name?

Well, this was a while ago! Our main aim was to find a name that hadn’t been used before! Each name we came up with went through vagarious googling checks to make sure we would be the one and only! It didn’t take us too long to agree on Bleed Again and it has stayed ever since.

Where are you from and what is the Metal & Rock scene like there?

We are all from Sussex (UK), centring around Brighton. Rock and Metal is very popular down here on the coast. There are always countless gigs, new bands appearing, old bands getting better and better and a big hearted ‘metal head’ community that embraces it!

What is your latest release?

Our latest release is a single called ‘Survive’ – dropping 31st July 2020. This song is off the upcoming album we are currently writing and aiming to release early next year.

Who have been your greatest influences?

That would have to be Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive. They have influenced each member of the band in some way or another.

What first got you into music?

For me, my dad’s hard rock music collection. Looking back now you might call it ‘Dad Rock’ haha! ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, all guitar driven music really – that gave me a taste for playing guitar.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I think for us a collab would be working with someone that could bring something completely different to our music. We have screaming, singing, heavy guitars and huge drums. So, collaborating with someone like NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys would definitely make something…interesting… I fear I may have just uncovered our private ‘on the road’ playlist…

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Download! We all love this place! Honestly, who doesn’t stand in front of the main stage and go ‘that’s f#####g huge!!’???

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Not really a gift as such, but an offer for one person to be our security guard, merch seller, manager, driver, artwork designer and roadie!!!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you for all your support over the years!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

The guys will have other ideas, but for me it would be Dio!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love seeing the crowd going nuts! There’s no better feeling than knowing it’s the music you’re playing that’s making them go crazy!

As for hate, venues with stairs! Well, that’s what the guys moan about the most!! I don’t think we have ever played a venue that has a lift…!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

If there was more money in the industry bigger bands could give smaller bands more opportunities for support without stupid costs.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

36 Crazyfists – “A Snow Capped Romance”!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

CD’s! Ticks all the boxes; physical copy for the collection, excellent quality and easy to carry home from the gig!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Supporting SOiL in Brighton

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I would probably have my classic Mini back on the road.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ainsley Harriott, Dave Grohl, Andy Copping, Bill Bailey and Satchel

What’s next for the band?

Finish writing and recording the new album then get straight back to gigging!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
www.bleedagainband.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/bleedagainuk/
www.twitter.com/bleedagainuk
www.instagram.com/bleedagain/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/46LujUEMc60oJPGikI1C1F
www.youtube.com/user/bleedagainuk

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EMQ’s with GROOM LAKE

EMQ’s with GROOM LAKE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with UK based Metalcore band Groom Lake. Huge thanks to vocalist Will Mortimer 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?

I’m Will, the lead vocalist for Groom Lake. We got together at the end of 2018, after I met Ben (guitar) and Josh (bass) at an Alexisonfire show. Ciaran (guitar/vocals) played in a previous band with Ben, and had been working on material for a while, and I grew up playing in countless bands with Alex (drums), so everything fell into place perfectly. We spent most of 2019 writing and rehearsing our debut EP “Fallen Earth”, which we recorded last year with Johnny Renshaw at Bandit Studios, and started playing shows in November 2019.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name comes from the official name for the U.S government facility Area 51. We’re all Sci-Fi fans, so the alien connection was something that really appealed to us.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re pretty spread out, but our two main hubs are Ipswich and Brighton, both of which have great scenes, with tons of great bands.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our debut EP “Fallen Earth” is coming out 26/06/2020.

We’ve just released a video for our newest single ‘Leech’, which you can see here

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a collective, Architects and Northlane are probably our biggest influences, and are the common ground between us all musically. Individually we all have a wide range of influences, from 90’s boom bap Hip Hop to UK Post-Hardcore and everything in between.

What first got you into music?

I’ve been obsessed with music for as long as I can remember, but I think hearing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ when watching Wayne’s World as a 6-year-old is really what made me fall in love with guitar-based music.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

There’s a Brighton based Electronic-Pop artist called Maida Vorn who I would love to feature on a track, I think she could really add something unique to our sound.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

We’re a Metal band, it has to be Download! The pedigree of the bands, the history of Donington, it’s really the pinnacle for anyone in our world.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Nothing weird as of yet, but we’re still only new. If people like our music and want to give us weird shit, we’re totally cool with that!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Take a stand against hate, persevere through adversity, and buy our T-shirts because we’re all broke.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I think it would have to be Lemmy, no one has ever been as cool as him.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Enjoy the most- playing shows

Enjoy the least – loading in for shows

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

At the moment it seems that everything is constantly in a state of change, and we have to spend so much of our time adapting that we don’t really have time to think about what we’d change.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

The one that has really been getting me through the lockdown is “Madvillainy” by Madvillain. It’s perfect East coast hip hop.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

The cool answer might be vinyl, but I pretty much exclusively stream and download.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

It’s gonna be hard to top our first hometown headline show in Ipswich. Sharing the music we’d worked so hard to create with some of our best friends was such a special experience for us all.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’ve always been really into acting and film, so it would be something to with that. In reality though I’d probably just play more video games.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Stanley Kubrick, Ghostface Killah, Leonarda Da Vinci, Janice Joplin and Michael Jordan. I feel the list pretty much speaks for itself.

What’s next for the band?

We’ve got our debut EP “Fallen Earth” coming out on all streaming platforms on 26/06/2020. You can pre-order physical copies of the record at.

www.welcometogroomlake.bigcartel.com/

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re mostly active on Instagram and Facebook (both @welcometogroomlake).

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They’re cakes dude, it says it in the name!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

You can pre-order physical copies of “Fallen Earth” at.

www.welcometogroomlake.bigcartel.com/

Thanks for reading!

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EMQ’s with AVARUS

EMQ’s with AVARUS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Blackpool, UK based Metalcore band Avarus. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist Lucas Fletcher 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! I’m Lucas, I’m the lead vocalist of the band Avarus, we’ve been around now since about 2018 which is when we decided to start taking the band seriously and decided it was a career path we all wanted to take! We are a 4-piece metalcore band from Blackpool, UK and currently have released 5 singles.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band name is a funny story, years ago when the idea of a band first came about between myself and bassist Mikey, we had an EP currently recorded from a previous band we had been in but hadn’t been released, we did a promo video for that but didn’t have a band name and the videographer turned around and said ‘ I used to work with a band called Avarus but they’ve split up now ‘ and we were like well yeah sure that works hahaha.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from Blackpool UK, well. 3 of us, our guitarist Jay actually grew up in Australia for 15 years of his life (hence the blonde hair and shell necklaces ) but recently moved back around 2 years ago and that’s when he met me in a rock club in Blackpool! The metal scene in Blackpool is pretty dead, it’s there but it’s not huge, I’d say the UK has a decent metal scene but it’s not something special, we can’t wait to get out to Europe after the things I’ve heard about it!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is ‘In Disbelief’ which wasn’t planned at all, but due to coronavirus we had to put a hold on the video of the other release, so we thought fuck it! Let’s just release a different one and get a lyric video done! We don’t like to keep the fans waiting for new music.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I’d say the greatest influences so far from what you hear on our music leans towards Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and As I Lay Dying. At the moment we’ve all really been into Polaris, Wage War, Northlane and a lot of lore modern bands like that, I’m now starting to write more towards that era of metal rather than old-school as I enjoy it more! So, keep an eye out for new stuff!

What first got you into music?

Haha that’s a funny story! I was sat in my dad’s van when I was about 3/4 years old, he left me alone in there and when he came back I was head banging away to the AC/DC “Back In Black” album! I grew up around my dad always playing rock or metal so that’s how I got into it!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Hands down Polaris, I personally think they are one of the best bands out there at the moment and I can’t get enough of their music.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Download festival, I’ve been going every year since I was 7 and it’s always been my dream to stand on that main stage.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

At Christmas we all received a Christmas card off a fan with £20 in each, the strangest gift but we also weren’t complaining! Haha, I’d like to shoutout and thank Rihanna Riley for the gifts!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

One message for the fans? F**k what everyone else thinks, be yourself and do what you want, you only get one shot at this so don’t be a sheep and follow the crowd if that’s not who you are.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

For me personally it would be Randy Rhoads, he’s my all-time favourite guitar player.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy getting up on stage and playing to people, that’s what I live for. The adrenaline, the rush, there’s nothing like that feeling. I also love writing music as well, I do it all day every day if we’re not out on the road. What do I hate? Personally, I wouldn’t say I hate anything! Touring isn’t that fun when you’ve not got a shower, or I have to fly because I HATE planes haha, but other than that there’s nothing!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The way musicians are paid and looked upon by society, the pay for being a musician as we all know is sh*t every 150,000 streams on Spotify we get £200 which isn’t great. Remember what would the world be without any music at all? Imagine a film with no music, no radio, silent restaurants, not being able to work out with music, it would just be horrible. I think musicians are very under appreciated by society, I think anyone in the arts industry is to be honest. I just wish we could get more for the amount of work we put in, but when you love something money doesn’t matter as much, that’s why we’re still here doing it, that’s why most bands are.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

All time fave has to be “The Poison” by Bullet For My Valentine.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I’m gonna say CD’s I still go out and buy them because my car does not have Bluetooth haha. But I think it’s good to support the bands by still buying hard physical copies too.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

HRH Metal at Birmingham 02 for sure.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Honestly, I have no idea.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’d invite. Ozzy Osborne, Jamie Hails of Polaris, Oli Sykes of BMTH, My girlfriend and probably Gandhi.

What’s next for the band?

We’ve got LOADS. First off we’re planning another single drop very soon, after that we want to get back into the studio to record the album before corona is over and then come next year we want to release the album and are planning numerous UK and EU tours around that!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
www.instagram.com/avarus_official/
www.facebook.com/avarusofficial/
twitter.com/avarus_official

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

It’s a CAKE.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for interviewing me! It was great talking to you guys! Peace out.

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EMQ’s With REALMS

EMQ’s With REALMS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Doncaster, UK based Post Hardcore / Metalcore band Realms. Huge thanks to vocalist Karl Lauder and guitarist Matt Shore 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?

Matt: Hi, my name is Matt and I play guitar in Realms. Realms started back in 2016ish after we all finished university. Me and Karl knew each other from uni and had been trying to get a project started for ages. We forced Jed to play drums with us and we found Ford through an ad online.

Karl: Hey, I’m Karl. Matt and I met at Uni where we both wanted to make a band for a few years but never got round to it. Afterwards I knew Jed from a previous band and we attempted to demo some songs when we conned him to do the drums and said he may as well join, he wasn’t doing anything else. Ford we got super lucky on ‘joinmyband’.

How did you come up with your band name?

Matt: We had absolutely no idea what to call the band. We had been struggling with names for months and eventually settled on Realms. I can’t remember why but I think it had something to do with Yu-Gi-Oh..!

Karl: We always wanted a one word Band Name. We really liked Nirvana and Placebo. Matt mentioned if he could own a nightclub he would call it Realms and it kinda stuck.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from Yorkshire. The scene here is pretty good, there’s a lot of great bands from Leeds and Sheffield and some great venues! Shout outs to our boys in Dislocator and Mulberry Tavern!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is our single ‘Original Sin’. It came out on 13th March. It’s on all streaming services and has a video on YouTube too

Who have been your greatest influences?

Matt: Funeral for a Friend without a doubt. They’re the only band we all agree on and yet we still constantly argue about how their albums should be ranked (“Casually Dressed” is number 1, obviously)!

Karl: As Matt said FFAF are the band we all vibed with when we met. But for me personally Letlive, Underoath and Glassjaw are my main influences vocally for sure.

What first got you into music?

Matt: Accidentally stumbling onto Kerrang! music channel back in 2006 or something and hearing ‘Before I Forget’ by Slipknot for the first time.

Karl: Music in general? My grandad used to mega vibe with Abba and played it when I was kid! I won’t lie man used to love singing that. When I was like 9 years old my old man taped ’Wait And Bleed’ by Slipknot that was my first exposure to that kinda music.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Matt: I’d love to collaborate with Kanye West. This might be a controversial opinion in the metal world but I love his production and it’d be fun to see him chop up some metal tracks.

Karl: I think Keith Buckley or Jason Butler would be super interesting. They tend to stand out so much on any songs they collab on and I would love to see their writing processes.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Slam Dunk festival I reckon. It’s such a good vibe there and the line-up is always sick.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

What fans?

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thanks for listening to our music when you could literally be listening to millions of other (better) songs.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Matt: Not a rock star but a musician I’d bring back is Mac Miller. He left us too soon. “Circles” was dope. I miss Mac.

Karl: I agree I would love to see Mac Miller back but to play devil’s advocate I’d go with someone like Paul Grey from Slipknot because I feel like they lost a lot of their soul when he went or MJ tbf.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Matt: I enjoy getting to play shows in random cities and using them as an excuse to have a sesh with the boys. I hate carrying gear and paying for parking.

Karl: I both love and hate writing music. When I come up with a catchy chorus or an interesting lyric/melody I absolutely adore it but when I sat for ages on my keyboard and made absolutely nothing, it’s definitely frustrating.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Matt: There are some people out there who are in the ‘industry’ for the wrong reasons. I’d have them gone. Just have fun with it man.

Karl: Pay to play is the dumbest concept ever and promoters/bands just use it as an excuse to dick over smaller and more naive bands I feel. We are all on the grind, there’s no need for that kind of predatory behaviour.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Matt: “Grand Unification” by Fightstar. Man that band is incredible. I hope they drop new music this year. That album is definitely a desert island kind of album for me.

Karl: I was legit expecting Matt to say “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West. My choices would be between that or “Blonde” by Frank Ocean. Both albums I can spin every day and never get bored of them.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Matt: Err it depends. I like vinyl because they look cool and I like supporting artists. But I can’t take a vinyl onto a plane or listen to it when I’m out and about so purely for convenience it’s got to be downloads.

Karl: Matt definitely saw my answers before because I reckon Vinyl for sound and Aesthetics. Downloads for versatility.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Matt: We played a semi-final heat for Metal 2 The Masses in Sheffield last year. In our qualifying heat we played terribly, like, the worst we’ve ever played and somehow we got through. It pushed us to sort ourselves out and get tight for the next heat and I think we smashed it (even though we didn’t get through)!

Karl: My proudest gig was probably when we played with Cavekiller at Rotherham because I nailed my vocal parts and I was happy with how my voice held up live.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Matt: Playing Halo probably.

Karl: Schooling Matt at Halo and Magic The Gathering.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Matt: Louis Theroux, David Attenborough, Seth Rogen, Tyler the Creator and Danny Devito

Karl: Jason Butler, Keith Buckley, Daryl Palumbo, Ozzy Osbourne and Jurgen Klopp

What’s next for the band?

We have an EP dropping on 27th March called “Burn The Orchard” and we’re playing Eat You Alive Fest in Leeds on 11th April!

(Rick Here: In the current climate please double check on all gig dates to make sure they are still going ahead).

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We are @realmstheband on everything! Facebook, Insta, Twitter. So hit us up if you want to keep up with what we’re doing or if you like dumb memes.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Definitely a cake! The clue is in the name. Also it’s soft, you don’t want a soft biscuit do you? Cracked it!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Matt: Thanks for having us!

Karl: Cheers for the opportunity.

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