ALLUSONDRUGS

Allusondrugs

Our third interview feature of the week is with the ferocious and highly talented alt-rockers Allusondrugs who we featured on The Tipping Point back in September 2014. The Yorkshire five-piece have drummed up plenty of interest within the industry over the past year or so and with a cluster of festival dates scheduled, along with a supply of new material at the ready, we caught up with vocalist/guitarist Damo to discuss their plans going forward…

1. Firstly, for those who are unfamiliar with your work, how would you describe your sound?

It’s a bit rocky, a bit grungy, a bit poppy, a bit psychedelic, a bit dirty, a bit pretty. It’s like GG Allin eating sweets in an art gallery with his pet pony.

2. We featured you on The Tipping Point a while back, what have you been up to since?

All kinds of stuff. We’ve done tours supporting Enter Shikari, Marmozets, and Lonely The Brave as well as a bunch of our own tours with a bunch of brilliant bands. We’ve made some new music that we’ve been playing at gigs and some that we’ll play at gigs in the future!

3. In terms of your career so far, how long have you been writing and performing as an artist?

This band has been operating for about 2 and a half years at this point, but some of the music that we play and will play in the future stems back years further.

4. Would you say you prefer recording in the studio or playing live?

Both of them have their good points. Recording in the studio is great because you finally get to make a re-playable manifestation of your music. It’s like taking a picture of where you are at that point in time that you can look back on whereas playing live comes with an energy that is non-comparable to anything else, it’s a proper buzz.

5. What is the most difficult challenge for you in the music industry?

I’m not sure, everything has been going really well for us over the past year. We’ve been really lucky.

6. What is your biggest musical achievement to date?

It’s hard to answer, so many things have happened that have made us feel very lucky. We’ve toured with some great bands and played some amazing festivals, it’s difficult to pinpoint one thing as our biggest achievement.

7. Will you be appearing on the festival circuit this summer?

We will! We are playing at: Download Festival, Long Division, 2000 Trees Festival, NASS Festival, Truck Festival, Liverpool Calling, Y-Not Festival and Party In The Pines.

8. Do you have any new material due for release soon?

There will be material for release soon, we can’t talk about it just yet but it’s in the post.

9. Do you have any industry related advice for emerging artists?

Try to meet as many people as you possibly can and be nice, my Gran always said “It doesn’t cost anything to be nice.”

10. What’s the best way for people to get in contact with you/keep up to date with the latest goings on?

The best way to keep up to date or get in contact with us is by visiting our Facebook page, we always try the best we can to read and reply to anything anyone sends us.

11. What is your one major ambition for your career in music?

To make as much good music as possible to play to as many people as possible for as many years as possible.

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