Interview With Into The Unknown

What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?

My love of music started when one day after school I was walking home, overheard something one of my friends was listening to and asked what it was. Turned out to be Thunderstruck by AC/DC after listening multiple times before we got home I ran in and raided my brothers music collection and found a DVD named AC/DC Live at Donington. I picked it up and stuck it in the DVD player, when Angus came out on stage and I heard that opening riff infront of that crowd it just became all I wanted to do.

Was there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?

Life! Although I pursued a career in music having studied performance at college and session playing at uni the bills needed to be paid. The music became a side project whilst jobs were done and money was earned so the struggle was keeping the dream alive, ensuring time to still play, record and gig when possible.

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?

I think the moment that always sticks with me was our debut album release ‘Out of the shadows’ it was such an amazing thing to not only record a full album but also release this. Walking into HMV, a shop where as a kid I’d buy my favorite artists cd’s and latest releases to see our album sat next to them all.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Marmite, you love it or hate it and we are cool with that. Its it started out as hard rock with a slightly pop vocal but progressed into something a little more symphonic and edgy. I think with each album we delve a little deeper into what we are capable of and come out with something interesting each time.

What is your creative process like?

Very fluid, someone has an idea and puts it down for others to hear and we all go in the studio to hear and find what out part goes with this and the finished result is nothing how the original started as we all come from such varied backgrounds it goes through a lot of processes and minds.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

For me it would be getting the final big break for the band. Many companies control the music that is released and it really filters what is released into the market, just think there needs to be more access for music to be out there and signed without having to know someone’s dads, dogs, uncle’s twice removed cousin!

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?

Keep doing what your doing and do what you love, don’t cop out for popularity. People will love yoru stuff or hate it but that’s the point of music is to make people express so do what you feel rather than just what others want to hear and you’ll have a long career.

What has been the best performance of your career so far?

There has been a few memorable shows but I think one that always makes me giggle was debuting at a fireworks night event for 2000 people, it was cold! There was a few bangs but it was a great crowd to play our music to.

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

Following in the family footsteps it would most likely be engineering but I always wanted to work with animals and that was always something I hold close to me even to this day.

What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?

You can keep your ears peeled as album 3 is making it way through the chain, we have a lot down and just need some final lines adding but once that it out I think we can expect to see us out and about gigging again!

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