What is your name?
Our name is Insolace!
What is your genre of music?
Always a hard question to answer but if we were to attempt answering that, we’d probably say we’re a modern Alternative Rock band.
Give us a little bio about you.
We’re a brand new 5 piece band based out of London and we play energised, loud Rock music! This band was previously Oceans and has now morphed into Insolace.
What made you go into music?
Literally can’t do anything else but music! It’s the only thing that makes sense, never second guessed a career in music.
Are you a signed?
Not yet but give us a chance! It’s early days for us.
You released your new single ‘Calm’, tell us more about the single.
Calm is our debut release so it’s an important one! It was recorded at Middle Farm studios in Devon. We took a slight raw approach to the recording of this song, a lot of it was tracked live as well.
What is the meaning behind the single?
The song is essentially about how everyday life seems harder to live once someone has broken your heart. It speaks about the stress of day to day life (work etc) just adding to the sinking feeling inside you. The song is ultimately a plea to make someone realise how they have made you feel.
Describe the track in two words.
Angry & energised.
What was the writing process like?
The song developed from the guitar lines, then we gradually added layers from there. I believe we actually wrote all the vocal melodies and lyrics at our singer Millie’s Cooks audition for this band. The song was written on our first meeting of our singer.
What was the recording process like?
Really fun and the vibe was really great too! The recording process took place at a time when we didn’t really know each other too well as this is a very young band, so it was great getting to know each other.
Who did you work with on the single?
Chris Edkins recorded, produced and mastered ‘Calm’. Aaron Slater is responsible for the artwork as well! You should check both those guys out, very talented people.
Will we see any music video for the track?
That’s the idea! We’re currently in the process of working on it now…
Will we see an EP or album? If so what can we expect?
There are no EP’s or albums in the pipeline but we will be dropping singles left, right and centre so don’t you worry!
Do you have any shows coming up?
On September 15th we will be playing The Fleece in Bristol for the first time so we’re pretty hyped for that one!
What else can we expect in 2019?
Hopefully another release and a music video!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
We don’t as of yet but we’d like to do a UK tour with other bands who we’re close with!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
For sure, for any enquiries relating to that, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
Is mayonnaise an instrument?
Who are your influences?
There are so many, but if I were to name a few modern bands we’d probably say BMTH, Lower Than Atlantis, Yonaka, Vakovi, Don Broco, Pvris, The Story So Far…
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Almost all our material has come from a dark and painful place and for us there is no shortage of that haha, so the songs will keep flowing!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Climbing the festival slots with regular international tours. Can’t ask for much else.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Work to finance the dream!
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
It’s the song that got so many other people into the music industry, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’…
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Being a musician should be treated as a regular job in the sense it deserves just as many committed hours as a day job has. You need to be putting in the same amount of time, if not more time as any other job.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today” – Benjamin Franklin
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Brixton Jamm! Great music, great vibez…