LONDON QUARTET ‘SOUTHBANK CROWS’ TALK WITH US ALL ABOUT ‘PARADISE PARK’,UPCOMING SHOWS AND MUCH MORE! READ IT RIGHT HERE.

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What are your names?
Will Bright
Patrick McCann
Ryan Fielder
Matt Willis

What is the bands name?
Southbank Crows

How did you come up with the bands names.
It’s actually a combination of where we started out rehearsing and some of our favourite bands.

What is your genre of music?
Alternative Pop Rock I guess, to be honest though that question is hard, and I’m sure will remain baffling.

Give us a little bio about you.
We Started in the late stages of 2016 in the South London and Surrey areas, we were complete strangers who fell in love with the idea of writing and performing music together.  Since then we have released a couple of EP’s, had some headline tours, 300 or so shows and some cool festival appearances.
Recently two singles have also been released for our debut album!

What made you go in to music?
For me it was just something I always loved, my parents owned ‘The Record Shop’ in Kingston so I was always around music and music lovers. Also my dad played bass in a band so I just started writing music and had a real urge to perform.

Are you a signed?
We are not signed no.
So any takers are welcome haha

You released your new single ‘Paradise Park’, tell us more about the single.
Paradise Park is our second single off the record and will most likely be the title of the album.

We scratched our heads on this track for a while, everything was finished but we needed a chorus and It just didn’t seem to come to us, then like magic one afternoon the chorus and outro were born!

What is the meaning behind the single?
It’s a song about growing apart from old friends, how up and coming bands look to outsiders, and also trying to find your feet back in your hometown.

Describe the track in two words.
Absolute banger

What was the writing process like?
A nightmare haha in a good way, we all wanted to portray parts of our individual lives in it so a look of back and fourth’s which definitely worked out for the better.

What was the recording process like?
Recording is always hard because you always look at yourself and think, how can I make this sound good, why am I so terrible. I think it’s the only time as a band you truly second guess what your doing and always think how can we not play this song when we played it live the other night.
I normally swear a lot and get cross with myself for days on end, clearly a joy to be around haha.

Will we see any music videos for the track?
You certainly can see it!

Will we see an EP or album? If so what can we expect?
A full length record, we’re most likely looking at spring/summer 2020

Do you have any shows coming up?
We have a show on Sunday the 28th of September at the Islington in London,
And Sunday the 27th of October in Brighton at North Laine Brewhouse.

If so where will you be heading?
We will be main support for both

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Currently no, but never say never!

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
We would be up for anything like this with any artists really!
Shoot us an email ‘southbankcrows@gmail.com

Do you play any instruments?
Instruments are something of a mystery but I do my best with a guitar ha

Who are your influences?
God, there are so many!
I mean stereophonics, Lucero, Counting Crows, Gaslight Anthem, Blink 182 to name a few!

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Usually my own life events or things that happen to my friends and loved ones. Sometimes it could just be a news article.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I would love to be able to say ‘we will see you at our sold out Brixton Academy show’. That would be just the most incredible achievement

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I work at Surrey Hills Brewery as one of their Brewers which is pretty cool.
Patrick teaches Piano.
Ryan teaches Drums.
Matt works in recruitment.

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
What’s my age again made me want to write music and be in a band, I must have only been 10 years old maybe.

What the best advice you have ever been given?
Believe in what you do and stay focused on what you want

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
I would give that same piece of advice.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Work hard and you’ll make it happen.

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
The brewery I work at for a nice cold pint.

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?

My house
2/ Who do you see first?
My better half
3/What do you eat first?
Anything with vegetables

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Guitar, Peddle board, beer money, McDonald’s vouchers, band mates

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow
Instagram
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