UK Rock n rollers, Sourheads just released their explosive new album ‘Care Plan For The Soul’. We had the band down for a talk about their history and more:
What is the full band line-up, who plays what?
Jake Coxon – Vocals, Mik Crone – Guitar and Synth, Ben Taylor – Bass, Chris Lambert – Drums
How and when did the band form?
In its current form Jan 2016 but Jake and Chris have had various versions over the years. Mik actually started off as the bands producer. We believe this is the definitive Sourheads and captures what we all feel is our vision.
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
We really started to move forward when we began to write the album. The band is a mix of different personalities and musical tastes so we bonded and tried to use varying styles to define our own sound.
What are your musical influences?
The Doors, Iggy and the Stooges, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the stone age, The Cult, Kasabian, Oasis, Guns N Roses, Deep Purple.
Where did the name of band come from?
A description of the personalities in the band and how we the alternative to the sweetly packaged commercial pop that frequents the UK pop music industry.
How far back does your history with each other (the band members) extend?are you friends from school or any family relations?
Chris and Jake about 6 years Ben about 3 and Mik nearly 2 years. We all rehearsed at the same studios and had the same bunch of friends. Wakefield is a small City. Ben went to University in Leeds but is originally from Essex.
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
What we do is for real, no egos no fighting, we all just love our music and are fans. We want to put on a show and we like like to think that when you see us live we are fully immersed in the performance. Jake really does believe he is channeling Demons when he sings the song Demon. He goes into a trance and tries to let everything flow. We come off stage drenched sometimes because every performance has to be the best we can do.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
Howling winds and thunderous storms but with the quickest change peaceful and beautiful. Melodic yet fierce, pretty and ugly .. honest
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