What are your names?
Austin, Jonny, Cameron, Cal and Ryan
What is the band’s name?
How did you come up with the band’s name?
Haytor is a big rock formation up on Dartmoor right near where we’re from – I (Austin) spend a lot of time up there.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Combining high energy, eccentric performances with soaring melodic vocals and lively arrangements to produce their own blend of charismatic indie-pop, Haytor is made up of vocalist Austin Robison and brother Cameron Robison on bass, along with guitarists Jonny Lewis and Ryan Hawkins and drummer Cal Verney. Based in rural Devon Haytor pull together introspective cynical lyrics with bright joyful pop, complete with sparkling synths and playful basslines.
What made you go into music?
Can’t imagine doing anything else!
Who are your influences?
Sam Fender, the 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Panic! At the Disco
Are you a signed?
Your new Single ‘Comatose’ is set to release, tell us more about the single.
Comatose is a lament of social anxiety. The track was recorded with Chris Tilke in 2019 and planned for release alongside our previous single ‘Growing Pains’ but with the inability to take it to the stage over the last year it was put on the back burner. Now, we’ve decided to put Comatose into the world as our anthemic, energetic re-entrance after a year away.
Describe the track in two words.
Will we see any Music Videos for the any of the tracks on the album?
Music video for the single is available on YouTube now!
What else can we expect in 2021?
Playing at a few festivals and gigs as they begin to reappear – potentially another single release later in the year.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully playing to big crowds on the big festival stages!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Tip it on the side – cello, you’ve got a bass” -Jack Black, School of Rock
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
A lorry full of extension leads, our instruments, stage outfits, an open tab at the bar for Jonny and most importantly our mates who have been strong-armed into being roadies.