Brit newcomers THE COLLISION are already making a name for themselves. With the recent release of their new single and video, Unbelievable – https://youtu.be/f9y7KlmvP4w which features Jot Maxi from Hacktivist, the band are certainly on the rise. With this in mind, we found out more about the emerging pop-metallers:
What is the full band line-up, who sings and who plays which instrument?
Lewis Smith – Vocals,
Evan Latter – Guitar,
Tom Copeland – Bass Guitar,
Chris Latter – Drums.
How and when did the band form?
The band formed in June 2016 as a session band for the singer, Lewis Smith. It wasn’t until 2017 that the band formed under the name ‘The collision’ where our music was more indie rock. This is where we learnt our passion and performance on stage as a group. It’s not until 2019 where we have really glued together as a band and are so confident with our new sound and the new direction we are heading.
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
This year in 2019, we decided to take a new direction with our music as we are all fans of heavier genres. Taking influence from bands we are all big fans of, we have felt much more confident, stable and tighter as a band to move forward.
Who are your musical influences?
Bring Me The Horizon, Beartooth, Don Broco, Mallory Knox
Where did the band name come from?
When we started as a band we all had incredibly different tastes in music. Our music resulted in a mashup of all our tastes but very recently we have all edged towards the heavier genres, keeping our softer music tastes still present.
How far back does your history with each other (the band members) extend?
Well the guitarist and drummer are brothers, so they’ve known each other quite a while! The bassist and the guitarist became friends in secondary school, playing guitar together and have been very close for about 10 years. We all met Lewis (our singer) in 2016 when he had put a poster up in a local music shop asking for a session band and we thought he sounded alright..
Where have you played or toured?
We went on tour in 2018 to the following cities; Portsmouth, Brighton, Guildford, Bristol, Swansea, Cardiff, Torquay, Plymouth, Hereford, Leeds, Liverpool, Hull, Sheffield.
We have also played festivals such as; Victorious festival, Common people, Wickham festival, Icebreaker festival and other independent festivals.
Please name all countries / regions and recognised bands that you have played with?
Mallory Knox, Hoosiers, Lona (JUDAS), As December Falls, Wildfront.
How is your band different from any other bands out there?
We believe that we cater a sound that everyone can enjoy whether they are into pop, rock or metal. This is due to the layers of synth bouncing on top of massive guitar riffs and crushing drum sounds. We have evolved this sound ourselves, but it has been bloomed through our producer Pash Stratton who has helped us so much along the way to bring our ideas to life. He deserves more but shout out to him for all the work he puts in for us.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
Were a blank canvas painted black with a white spark emerging from behind it.
Do you have a tour on the horizon?
We are currently in the process of organising this, more information will be revealed on our social media soon.
Where can we find your social media sites?