How did the band come to be?
Myself, Gareth and ex drummer Chris decided to start a new project in 2016 after our previous band broke up. We released a self titled EP before recruiting Matt for bass guitar duties in the summer of 2017, subsequently recording and releasing our second EP in early 2019. Chris decided to part ways in the summer of 2019 due to family commitments and we held some auditions for a new drummer and we welcomed Jordan into the family in November 2019.
Do you have any releases coming up in the new year?
Yeah for sure. Whilst the pandemic is ongoing and we can’t play any live shows we’ve decided that we will be releasing a new track every 6-8 weeks. This way we have something to work for in writing music and our listeners always have something new and fresh to check out and look forward to.
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
Simply for them to enjoy it and be able to relate to some of our messages. The reason we do what we do is because we have so much fun doing it and our messages are mainly based on life experiences, thoughts and feelings that people go through every day. Hopefully the people that listen to our material can draw similarities and the music can invoke an emotional response from that.
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
We write a lot about mental health and the struggles that come with that as it’s a subject that’s close to all our hearts. One organization that is very close to our hearts is MIND. We donated all income from our EP launch tour for ‘Prey’ to MIND and we continue to raise money for them in any way we can. At one point or another I think everyone has suffered with mental health issues and we want people to be able to get the help they need and deserve.
What is your writing process like?
To be honest it’s very loose. We usually just jam until we have something we like or a sound that’s catchy. We will then structure a track around that sound, demo it, listen back and refine and chop and change little parts until we’re happy with it, then we’ll get in the studio and record it. It’s obviously a bit more in depth than I’ve explained but that’s the basis of how we write our music.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
Pretty much all the music we listened to growing up to be honest. Bands like Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Fear Factory, Machinehead etc are a bigger influence than others but we take inspiration from literally everything we enjoy. I’d say you can hear that in our music.
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
Feel free to check us out on social media and our website. Have a listen to our new music. You might just like it!
@fatalitybanduk (twitter and instagram)