Over the last couple of years, since I’ve been writing about albums, I’ve had quite a few opportunities to listen some really great records. One such record, precisely an EP titled “Collapse” by UK metallers Perception was recently given to me, and I’ve been listening it from front to back quite a lot.
In the interview below, the band members tell us about this stunning piece of music, so make sure to press the play button below and indulge yourself.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
Life’s pretty good right now, Collapse has had a great reaction and we’re super appreciative for that. We’re currently having some beers and talking over plans for the next 6 months.
Speaking of new music, you have an EP. What can people expect from “Collapse”?
Some songs are more melodic, whilst some songs are straight up heavy, the EP really varies across the board and it shows our writing process evolving over a space of 2 years.
What was it like working on the EP?
It was quite a long process. We finished writing the EP about December 2014 but we had to postpone its recording & release because of line-up changes. But in hindsight I think it worked out for the better.
Are there any touring plans in support to “Collapse”?
Yes. I hate to be boring but we can’t reveal anything just yet but we’re in talks with some really cool up and coming UK bands.
While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan and maybe the USA, so long as Trump doesn’t become president.
Who and what inspires you the most?
Tom Searle. RIP.
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
Al – Aside from metal, I’m a massive hip-hop fan, artists like Kendrick Lamar, J-Cole and Dr Dre are some of my go to artists in the genre. Some of my favourite releases metal wise over the last year includes bands like Silent Planet, they’re killing it currently. My everyday listening can vary massively though, from Kendrick all the way to Justin Bieber (sorry not sorry).
As far as influence on my playing, allot of funk bassist push me to make my playing as groovy as possible. But still keep it appropriate for the music we play. Also Dirty Loops bass player is fucking sick. If you don’t know who they are, go check them out right now.
My musical taste is a bit of mess if I’m honest.
Will – enjoying a bit of Mars Volta and Porcupine Tree at the moment. Also loving a bit of Creeper too and Normandie (check both of them out). In the past I’ve been a big fan of alt-rock and indie i.e. Arctic Monkeys, Foals and Foo Fighters.
Paddy – Massive Ellie Goulding fan (Pre-Delirium, wasn’t a fan), so a lot of her. There’s also this weird indie (ish) band called Agent Fresco who Simon (UK-Tech Fest organiser) showed me and I’m still rocking their latest album ‘Destrier’. Pink Floyd’s Animals and Oh Wonder’s self-titled. All these things definitely effect my playing, perhaps not in the way you might expect, but it does.
Ben – My music music taste varies massively. Im currently well into The King Blues after seeing them at Reading, big on those chilled vibes. As a vocalist I appreciate good singer/songwriters but it varies from Michael Buble to Genesis, to soundtrack music, to nails! Listening to all these different styles has a massive effect on my writing and performance as it opens my mind up so much!
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
Shove our EP in your ears ‘cause it’s so bad it’s good.