Wir freuen uns schon sehr auf das in der kommenden Woche erscheinende Debütalbum „WITHIN EACH LIES THE OTHER“ der britischen Post-Hardcore Band „As Everything Unfolds“. Die Band hat es mit ihren Singles „Wallow“, „Take Me There“ aber auch „Strange In The Mirror“ plattformübergreifend geschafft, bereits mehr als 1 Million Streams zu kreieren – die Musik spricht für sich!
Wir hatten bereits vor dem Album-Review in der kommenden Woche, die Möglichkeit Jamie Gowers, dem Drummer der Band ein paar Fragen zu stellen.
Frontstage Magazine: What will be the first thing you do as a band after the ongoing pandemic?
Jamie: Play a god damn show cos it’s been way too long. We’d love to get back on the touring circuit and finally bring some of these new songs to the stage. We’ve been sitting on some of these tracks for ages now and it’ll be nice to finally see how they translate live. Touring Europe again would be lit, we had such a great time there in 2018, and maybe playing some towns/countries we’ve not been to before to spread the love as wide as we can.
Frontstage Magazine: What is the background behind the album ‘Within Each Lies The Other’?
Jamie: When we started the process it was important for us that there be a consistent theme and idea behind everything we did. We were inspired with the idea of ‘as above, so below’ and the concept that everything is reflected on both a micro and macro level. This kind of tied into some of the lyrical content which heavily addressed issues of mental health with the idea that sometimes in order to reach a place where you feel okay and secure in your mind, you have to experience the shit to get there. Within one experience, the other will inherently lie.
Frontstage Magazine: What is your favourite song from the record?
Jamie: It’s difficult to choose man. There’s a few different vibes on the album but I reckon Grayscale. That one hits different.
Frontstage Magazine: You now have over 150,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, now the album follows what is your biggest dream to achieve with the band?
Jamie: Playing Wembley Arena would be an absolute highlight. It’s probably our biggest ‘local’ venue that isn’t like Wembley Stadium or the O2. Although if we’re saying the biggest dream, then fuck it, let’s say play the O2. But we’d have to sell it out, anything less would be a failure.
Frontstage Magazine: Where do you see yourselves in the next four years until 2025?
Jamie: Hopefully we just keep writing music we love playing and getting it out to people that love hearing it. Honestly it’s been crazy the reception this album has had so we hope to just keep growing, the more people’s earholes we can violate the better. Hopefully we’ll have another album or two by 2025, including a Japanese Deluxe edition with hidden bonus tracks. That’s the dream.
Frontstage Magazine: If there was one festival ticket for bands you fly or drive to play – which would it be?
Jamie: Reading fest. It’s only a 30 min drive.
Frontstage Magazine: What bands have inspired you?
Jamie: One of my all time favourite bands is Nickelback. I stand by that statement. I don’t know if I can say the same for the rest of the band. I guess recently though the mainstream success of bands like Architects and Bring Me The Horizon has been a really great to see. It’s good to know there’s still a huge demand for heavier music.
Frontstage Magazine: If you were to tour Germany – what cities or venues would you like to play?
Jamie: Munich. That’s where Oktoberfest is right?
Frontstage Magazine: You have to swap jobs with another artist for one day, who and from which band would this be and why?
Jamie: Dan Searle, that man is just a drumming machine.
Fotocredit Beitragsbild: Long Branch Records