What are your names?
I’m Breb Lynch. I’m the singer and rhythm guitar player. Tam Lynch, my brother, is the lead guitarist. Harry Gaskell is the bass player and Matthew Vose beats the drums.
What is the bands name?
We’re called Lynchs.
How did you come up with the bands name?
It’s our mother’s maiden name.
What is your genre of music?
I would say post-punk albeit there’s various influences thrown in there to freshen it up a little.
Give us a little bio about you.
We are LYNCHS and we are an exciting, new band in Manchester. We have a distinctive sound that’s boasts razor sharp guitar melodies with dark, disco-beat backdrops; influences are as diverse as The Chameleons to Francis Bacon. Founded on sibling rivalry and childhood friendships, we set out to attack the 2018 everyday.
Having played a string of well received shows for DHP Family supporting numerous established bands as well as playing Dot to Dot Festival, we have created a buzz as ‘Manchester’s next big band’! Last month we hosted our own party in a disused cotton warehouse in Manchester and celebrated the launch of “The City” with 120 delirious fans. Moving forward, we are delighted to be supporting the critically acclaimed, Canadian outfit ‘Ought’ at Gorilla on 22.11.18.
What made you go in to music?
We bonded over a mutual love of music whether that be guitar-based music, electronic or Northern Soul! We all played the necessary instruments to make up ‘a band’ so one day we decided to have a little practice in a cricket club’s changing rooms; bizarre in hindsight! There was never any intention of ‘a band’. I guess things just progressed from there and it’s almost ridiculous to not do a gig if you’ve got 8 songs you’ve written and practised yourself.
Are you a signed?
No. We should be!
Your latest EP release is out ‘The City’, tell us more about it.
It’s a culmination of the band’s efforts over the past year. A line in the sand. Once you’ve done a couple of gigs, it almost seems ridiculous to not record one of your songs. And then it’s almost ridiculous to not make a record. I guess it might not be ridiculous if the music was crap!
What was the writing process like?
Our writing process is quite odd in that every song is constantly being revised. We’ve got a design background so we’re all well acquainted with disposing and recycling ideas. It’s ruthless to be honest! Some songs were written in 20 minutes, some in 20 weeks.
What was the recording process like?
The recording process is onerous. Personally, I find the studio highly stressful; there’s so much pressure to get the results you want! There is no glamour. We had to rerecord the title track! That said, I’m itching to get back in as we’ve already got new material I want everyone to hear.
What is the message you want listeners to take from the EP?
I’d like to think it’s ambitious. No doubt someone will tell me it’s not! There’s so much happening in the country and in our cities at the moment, yet no one seems to be writing about it. Slightly odd! Bands are a dying breed.
Describe each track in two words
Think Responsibly: Throbbing rumble.
Too Right We’ll Make a Wrong: Jangly jingle
The City: Bluesbeat bonanza
Waxwing: Big’chord backhand
Sorry they’re silly hahaha.
Will we see any music videos soon or before the year is out?
Yeah. Tam is a graphic designer and very handy with a camera. Check them out on youtube!
Let us know where to buy it/ stream it.
The record is on Spotify and you can download it from our bandcamp
Do you have any shows or a tour in planning?
We’re supporting the fantastic Ought on Thursday (22.11.18) and then we’re set to announce a couple of very special shows. So keep them peeled please! ( on Facebook )
What else can we expect from you this year?
This year is nearly out. Next year is a big one from us. Bigger/ better shows. We’ve really started to create a buzz in Manchester so we want to capitalise on that. Capture Manchester and you’ll capture the country!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Sadly not. I’m still waiting for Bugzy Malone to return my call.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Possibly. I’m not sure they’d want to though; I’m very demanding!
Do you play any instruments?
I attempt the guitar.
Who are your influences?
Everything feeds into our music. I mentioned The Chameleons and Francis Bacon before. The Smiths, Eric Cantona, Andy Warhol, New Order, Irvine Welsh, Phil Spector.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
From the trials and tribulations of surviving within a post-industrial, northern city.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Smoking a big, fat cigar at the Monaco Grand Prix.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Attempting work so I can afford to do music.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Its definitely not an ‘influence’ and the band will hate me for this but push comes to shove lets go with Arthur Conley “Sweet Soul Music”. It was the soundtrack of drinking Saki in Harry Gaskell’s kitchen around the time the idea of the band was borne. So yeah, that track always reminds me of the formation of the band.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
I’m definitely not in the position to give advice haha!
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
The train station/ airport so you can leave immediately!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Some decent clothes. Ear plugs. A tuner. Plectrum. A drink. All seem obvious. All have been forgotten!