What are your names?
Graham hanlon – vocals, guitar
Mungo carswell – lead Guitar
Michael Brewer- bass
Craig Sheills – drums, keys, organ
What is the band’s name?
The Solid Bond
How did you come up with the band’s name?
I ripped it off of a style council song
What is your genre of music?
It’s a blend of classic soul and funk fussed with rock and britpop influences
Give us a little bio about you.
Glasgow based formed in 2020 after being bored shirtless in lockdown. We draw our influences from a wide range of music including Northern soul, acid jazz, funk n soul aswell as 90s britpop and 60s classic vibes
What made you go into music?
I was shite at football
Who are your influences?
Paul weller, ocean colour scene, motown and my mates! I learn so much from other people and there love of different kinds of music big shout our to the modernists – Dougs, Mark, Jim and Gary!
Are you a signed?
Nope can’t even get a manager
You are set to release your new single ‘Never Give Up’, tell us more about the single.
I wrote it during lockdown. I had an absolute meltdown and my wife was amazing at pulling me off the ceiling. We stopped watching the news and looking at social media. We got drunk put on some tunes and danced our troubles away. So it’s about her and how she helped me and how I didn’t realise how lucky I actually am to have what it do. Absolutely mushy as fuck but I write about how I feel and what’s going on around me at the particular point in time.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
So the band as mentioned above plus Gary Jordan, Amalia David & Iona mullholand (backing vocals) Neil McKenzie-Horns, Kev Carol – percussion and Gregor Mcafe at HQ Studios Glasgow who recorded, Produced mixed and masted.
What was the writing and recording process like?
Absolutely brilliant after all the shit with the first lockdown it was just like a feeling of real progress and freedom
Will we see a music video for the track?
There’s a few live versions on YouTube but at this time there won’t be a proper promotional video.
What else can we expect in 2022?
We have a number of gigs already lined up support slots with Steve Pilgrim (wellers drummer) John Rush and Nick Corbin and his big AC records review tour! We are hoping to get ourselfs some management sorted and we want to get on a few festivals along with a mini tour in the late summer autumn. Any managers feel free to give us a shout
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Jezo with covid and all this shit I don’t know where we will be in 5 days! Its so hard to plan ahead but hopefully we will be out touring and playing regularly
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Shy boys don’t get cake!
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Ticket, beer, beer,beer, beer