UK fiery rockers SMALLTOWN SAVIOURS have just arrived on the scene. The guys have the ideal statement of intent with their current single and video, Boy Who Cried Wolf – https://youtu.be/N-A5DUKGGi0 . We sat down with the band for a chat and catch up:
Please introduce yourselves, who plays what?
Lance Skybaby – Vocals & Lead Guitar; Skinny Pete – Rhythm Guitar; Frank Saviour – Bass & Backing Vocals; Carl D – Drums.
When were you formed?
We were formed in January 2019 by three members of The Black Bullets, Lance, Skinny and Carl with long-term friend and respected musician, Frank, joining us on bass.
When did your sound solidify?
Due to the fact that three of us had been writing, recording, relentlessly gigging and touring in The Black Bullets for the past five years we already had a well-oiled beast. We just needed the mighty rumble of Lance’s long-term collaborator and bandmate, Frank, on bass to put the cherry bomb on the cake! So, luckily, we didn’t have to break that difficult barrier that new bands go through. We were good to go from the first rehearsal.
Having said that when we hit the recording studio in early March our music certainly jumped up a notch or two! We had an absolute blast, locking ourselves away in Tower Studios, Pershore for 4 days. We’re all long time fans of The Wildhearts so working with Dave Draper, who has mastered and recorded several Wildhearts albums, was a dream come true for us. We think you’ll be able to hear the fun we had − it comes out loud and clear in the sound!
Who are your influences?
Our main influences are Backyard Babies, The Wildhearts, Weezer, KISS, Green Day and Danko Jones
Who have you played with, supported?
Between us we have experience of touring several large towns and cities in the UK (England and Wales) including playing at several festivals. Internationally we toured both France and Spain as The Black Bullets in 2017.
We’ve supported Backyard Babies, La Guns, Love/Hate, UK Subs, Zodiac Mindwarp, Michael Monroe, Lita Ford and Anti-Nowhere League as The Black Bullets.
How can we find out more about the band?