What are your names?
Daniel Jeffery, Chris Brayshaw and Lewis Wild
What is your bands name?
Inherit The Stars
How did you come up with the bands name?
It came from a 70’s Sci fi novel written by James P Hogan. It’s about humans having to leave the earth because we’ve destroyed the planet and what happens next.
What is your genre of music?
Always a hard question… but a mix match of Pop, Metal and Electronic music, lets just say alternative.
Give us a little bio about you.
3 lads from Sheffield that ended doing this completely by accident and have never looked back.
You are set to release your new album ‘Two One Three’, tell us more about the single.
The single and the title track are about how our lives have changed so much in the last few years. When we were really active with the band; touring, recording and trying to get signed – we were on top of the world. We’ve been through a lot since then individually and as friends. The song tells the story of how things have changed and it’s also got a reminiscent vibe to it. It really sets the tone for the rest of the album.
What is the meaning behind the album?
It’s based on our 3 years away from the band, it’s about loss, gain and most importantly the journey the three of us have been on, both individually and together. 213 was the door number of the house the 3 of us lived in together as well.
Describe each track in two words.
213 – Long Live.
Giving Up – Big Chorus.
Like An Animal – Bigger Chorus.
Ease Your Pain – Really Cross.
Baba Yaga – John Wick.
Hope – Slow one.
We Can Believe – Pickle one.
Despair – Reality/Life.
The King And Queen – Paul. Jill.
The Highs, The Lows – Real Talk.
The Space Between – Dirty Outro.
What was the writing process like?
We’ve loved every single step of it, wanted to get away from the city to write, so we booked an old converted barn for a weekend and set up a studio. Had a lot to drink and came out with around 15 tracks. It’s been the most collaborative record we’ve ever done, every avenue and idea was explored from all 3 of us.
What was the recording process like?
We recorded it all ourselves mostly in a spare room and then using a few studios in Sheffield, and again just had fun, drank, and enjoyed spending time together
Who did you work with on the single?
We did it ourselves! Danny is now working as a producer and produced this whole record so we could really spend a lot of time perfecting our sound and bouncing ideas off each other. Once we were all done with the tracks – we sent them to our good friend and long-time producer Jim Pinder for mixing and mastering.
Will we see any music videos for any of the tracks?
Yeah we some great ideas, may even do one for each track.
Do you have any shows coming up?
We have purley written this album for ourselves and to spend time with each other. Never say never but gigging isn’t something we plan to do.
What else can we expect in 2019?
We’ll be releasing a lot of online content via our social media platforms and maybe even some new music, who knows?!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
We’re all arseholes, no one would want to collab tbh… but if Jay Kay popped up from Jamiroquai I wouldn’t say no… love a bit of quai.
Who are your influences?
We have a big common ground in music taste but also branch off very differently.
Lewis – into/influenced by anything from Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash to bands like Title Fight, Bring me the horizon, Arctic Monkeys… love electronic music, dubstep, DNB, low fi etc
Chris – Pop punk roots and bruce springsteen, beatles etc
Daniel – Fightstar, 30STM, Taking Back Sunday are my holy trinity.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I suppose it’s different for all of us, for me (Lewis) I can only write if I’m in a good mood, even if its about dark topics.
Chris – Usually my inspiration is just sitting down with a guitar and finding something that sounds interesting. From there it usually flows and creates itself.
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
God knows mate.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Out on the town, watching football. Netflix and chill.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“and if they say anything bad, tell them to fuck off!”
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Just enjoy it at every level, unsigned to signed, you never know when the ride will end.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Show me your friends and I know who you are”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Sheffield has a lot to offer, very good nightlife, amazing restaurants, a national park just ten minute’s drive away if you need to chill. totally depends on what your into, I’d say kelham Island is a place you don’t come across in other big cities.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? The peak district
2/ Who do you see first? Family & Friends. My dog.
3/What do you eat first? something healthy… too much tour food will kill you.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Gear, merch, setlists, beers, water
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?