Hull quintet Earthbreaker have got some damn exciting news coming this year. With new videos, music and shows in the works right now, we sat down for a chat with the latest up and coming band in today’s UK scene.
How did you meet and form? What motivated you to create the band and make music together?
We all met after being in other bands on the same scene and it just went from there really. Jamie & Jules were in a band together before we formed but after they split both of them knew that it would be a waste to not carry on making music together, as they click well with one another. The band was complete after searching for other musicians who had the same ideas and passion and after meeting up for a drink one night everything was put in place.
Your debut EP, Voice of the Voiceless was released in November – how do you feel people have reacted to it? If you could change anything about it – what would that be in hindsight?
For the most part we think we had a really good reception to the EP. A bands first release is always going to be special to each musician involved and we are happy with the outcome as a whole. Whilst everything was done before our deadline (which was our EP release show) there are things we would go back and change. Timing is essential for any recording band and we took a gamble and were lucky, circumstances meant it worked but we consider ourselves lucky and will allow ourselves more time for our next release. Also, having a drummer that turns up to recording without a kit put a spanner in the works, but we forgave him for that moment of hilarious stupidity! Lastly we’d like to say a big thank you to Francis Gill (producer) who became the 6th member of the band and none of this would have worked without him.
Talk us through the concept and how you decided what you wanted the video for Misanthropy to look like
We wrote Misanthropy mainly around the current state of the world and how it is affecting every single person. The video we recorded to it turned out excellent we thought and we were really happy with the result. In the video we are all wearing shirts and trousers as it ties in to some of the lyrics we wrote.
You can check out the video here:
Today, there are so many genres, fluidity between them and bands doing amalgamations of many; what would you categorise yourselves as? Who are three other bands in the same genre that you think would make a killer tour line-up for you to join?
Whenever we are asked what genre we are we can never really give an absolute one. Because we write to how we are all feeling at the time our songs have so many different vibes to them. As a band we consider ourselves “Melodic Metal” as we are influenced by so many genres but mostly these are Heavy Metal, Hardcore and Melodic Hardcore. I think every member would give you a different answer to the perfect tour line up we’d love to join!
How do you decide on a starting point for writing? Is it an event in your lives, a theme, a feeling or just an urge to create? Where do you from there to get to the finished product?
As depressing as it sounds a lot of negative feelings are a big part of why we started and continue to write music. We are all quite similar as people and in the way we handle things, we prefer to not talk about feelings and just write a song about them. So many different things give us that urge to write though and we are always searching for inspiration.
Finally, you’ve got a fair bit to announce this year including a single/video and plenty of shows, what’s the one thing you’re looking forward to the most in 2017, though?
I think the thing we are looking forward to the most this year is the chance to meet and hopefully be a part of scenes we’ve never experienced. We are friendly guys and we look forward to meeting new friends and making new memories that we can cherish for a long time.