We had a chat with UK stoners OF CONCRETE about their background, influences and plans for the future:
What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument?
Nik Scott – Vocals, James “Boulder” Allder – Guitars, Simon Costello – Lead Guitars, Rich Davies – Bass & Backing Vocals, Paul Bearman – Drums.
How and when did the band form?
The band formed in Luton in 2018. Luton gets a lot of bad press, but was critical to the rise of post punk in the late 70s and early 80s as the home of UK Decay. It continues to have a strong underground music scene.
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
Early 2019, when Rich joined on bass, the band really started to come together. The songs we had been working on filled out and a real energy surged in the garage.
Who are your musical influences?
Stoner & Desert rock, as well as a healthy love of grunge, really push us. And an unashamed love of the classics.
Where did the name of the band come from?
Like all good band names, it came from a weeks long argument. We wanted something that flirted with the line of ambiguous, while also implying a feeling of being solid and heavy.
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
While we have a love of our influences, we refuse to let ourselves be bogged down by labels and styles. The song is primary, so if it sounds good we’ll explore making it sound as good as we can.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
Delicately brutal, and unnecessarily anguished
Where can we find your social media sites?