What are your names?
Connor (vocals & guitar), Aaron (guitar), Sam (bass), Jack (drums)
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
So this was a recent change purely as we felt we’d outgrown our previous one, which was conceived when we were young and naive. Incidentally, it was while looking over lyrics for our new single Staircase that we spotted the word sin and it snowballed from there. There was no real thought aside from the fact it was short, easy to remember, and most importantly not already taken on Spotify!
What is your genre of music?
I think primarily we’d describe it as an indie rock sound, but our varied influences really do have an effect on the writing process and keep it really fresh. There’s punk, blues, folk and psychedelic undertones in different songs. – so in that sense I think it’s really quite universal too
Give us a little bio about you as a band.
SINS introduce an exciting new approach to indie music with a smooth injection of punk-rock attitude, embellished guitar solos and stir-crazy riffs, whilst still maintaining that underground sweaty gig application we all know and love – a true live experience.
What made you go into music?
I guess we all made each other want to go into music. Three of us met at college and one joined after coincidentally meeting on a football trip in Amsterdam. It was immediately apparent that Aaron (Guitar) and I (Connor: vocals, guitar) shared so many of the same musical tastes. We swapped CD’s, taught each other bits of guitar and just organically started creating things. When Jack (Drums) and Sam (Bass) joined something just seemed to click. It became an instinctual need to create something and comment on our lives, and each one of us complimented each other easily to make the songs the best they could be.
Who are your influences?
We all have really varied tastes, but there are some artists we all have a mutual love for. All of us love Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and The Rolling Stones, so I guess that’s the four cornerstones to our collective tastes – but then individually those wouldn’t even make it into our top five artists, so it’s quite interesting in the way it all comes out in our tunes
Are you signed?
We are independent!
You released your new single ‘Staircase’, tell us more about the single.
The single evolved on the live scene and in rehearsals and soundchecks that we would do around gigs. It started with Aaron playing what would eventually become the bassline, then he started making some made spacey sounds over the top of that, and I (Connor) then mirrored that with the rhythm tones as well. Then a few months later Aaron came in with an explosive tempo change and huge solo and we felt then that it was ready to record. It was a really organic and collaborative process which I think is why it’s one of our favourites to play live, one of the first ones on the setlist at any gig.
What is the meaning behind the single?
Once we’d had the main bulk of the tune, I took it home and wrote the lyrics very fast. I think when the melody’s that good you don’t need to worry about the intricacy of the lyrics too much. Quite simply, the song is about paranoia and poison on both sides of a relationship. The depths that can take us to and the feeling of being trapped.
What was the writing and recording process like?
As said before, the writing process was a lot of fun and a very natural process. The recording was just brilliant. We teamed up again with George Murphy at EastCote Studios in London (Specials, Yungblud) and it being our second time with him, there was already a great understanding in the things we liked and wanted to achieve with it. We got experimental and used mad instruments that sort of float around in the recesses of the tune which really built to the atmosphere, and came up with some good chorus vocal harmonies in there too.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
George Murphy at EastCote Studios Will we see a Music Video for the single and if so what was the creative process like? A music video is out now and on youtube for you all to enjoy. I absolutely hate shooting music videos I must say, but the genius and our frequent visual collaborator James Polley has really upped his game on this one. He came up with a homemade pulley system for the camera that could give us quick up and down transitions on a staircase which ended up looking insane. But yeah, definitely worth checking out over on youtube.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect from it.
I don’t think so unfortunately. If there was to be one, not even we would know what to expect as it would be full of a million different sounding things. Unfortunately though, being independent and utterly skint means it wouldn’t be very cost effective for us, and we find that singles tend to have more of an impact at this stage of our career. We hope this changes though, as we are all massive album fans and we’d love to create a musical journey for the listener
What else can we expect in 2021?
We have a final leg of our winter tour with a couple more gigs, you can head to our social media pages to find tickets for those, and then we move into hibernation and put on a stone with lots of Christmas food. All the wine will be gone too I imagine
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Margot Robbie sat next to me as I drive my 5th Rolls Royce into the pool of the Four Seasons hotel in New York.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
The atmosphere as the lights go out and the walk on music comes on
Chat between songs by the artist
Needing a piss
The overheard snippets of conversation on the way out after