What are your names?
We are Seb Harper, Lloyd Scott-McCullough, Sol Barrow, Matthew Grosvenor
What is the band’s name?
Fight For Friday
How did you come up with the bands name?
We used to practice on a Friday, we were 15 and thought it sounded kind of cool.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
We’re a high energy pop punk band from the Lake District. We’ve been together since 2014 and pretty much started as nothing more than a high school band. Our lives since school have revolved mainly around this band and over the years we’ve grown and matured together to the stage where in 2018, we are finally happy with our sound and know what we want to achieve.
Personally, we like to watch TV together and tell wierd jokes that nobody apart from us really gets.
What made you go into music?
We wanted to be the cool kids at school.
Are you signed?
You released your single ‘Headache’ tell us more about it.
This song was written just after the death of Chester Bennington and although it isn’t directly related to him, it made us think to ourselves about how hard things can be when nobody is listening and hopefully gets people more interested in getting involved with depression/mental health awareness.
What was the writing process like?
The idea for the writing came from the intro section of the song. Lloyd showed us the idea he had and the rest of the song just flowed out really. Lyrically, like we said it was heavily inspired by the thoughts we had in reaction to the news of Chester Bennington’s death.
What was the recording process like?
It was really fun. We worked with David Page of White Bear Studios who we’ve known for a few years now so it was a chilled vibe. Dave’s a really creative guy and he’s definitely been a big part of how well the music has turned out.
You have also announced your Sophomore EP ‘Someone You Could Trust’, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
This EP takes on loads of different emotions throughout. The first few tracks kick you off with a really bouncy, upbeat vibe that’ll get you jumping and shouting along. As it gets to the last couple of songs it takes on a more serious, mature theme that gives you angsty, heavy vibes. Overall, its got a song for any mood.
Describe each track in two words.
Life Hits You Hard: Really Hard.
Take It Or Leave It: Take It.
IFBBYSFW: Happy Breakdowns.
Target Practice: Big tune.
Headache: Sad Song.
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
Definitely! We are planning a tour as we speak. In the meantime, we have these shows coming up:
March 27th – Atomic, Wrexham
April 26th – Satan’s hollow, Manchester
June 1st – the salty dog, Northwich
July 13th – The Bobbin Lancaster
If so where are you thinking of heading?
We’re aiming to take on the whole country, with the possibility of playing our first Scottish date. (Hint)
What else can we expect from you?
A new line of merch.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
Not at the moment, but we’re laying out some plans for it.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Absolutely! They can either contact the page via social media or email, contact UAC Management or just drop any of us a message.
Do you play any instruments?
Who are your influences?
We love Neck Deep, ROAM, New Found Glory and Seaway mixed with other styles like Indie Rock, Classic Rock and hardcore music.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
We find small ideas from different moods and emotions that we feel and we work on them untill we’ve got a song that we really love.
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
Hopefully playing some bigger shows with more people singing back to us.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We sit around and watch cartoons at Sol’s.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
We’re not sure about a single song but Sum 41 have been a massive influence to us all.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Support the scene. Give other bands a shoutout and make friends at shows.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians – not about the industry and just as an artist?
Practice and have a sick time. Don’t take things too seriously.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
‘Always be prepared’ – The Scouts
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Barrow Underground Music Society (BUMS)
You’re coming off of tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Straight to bed.
2/ Who do you see first? The bed.
3/ What do you eat first? A proper meal.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Cables, setlists, lyrics, water and social interaction skills.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?