What are your names?
What is the bands name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
I wanted to call the band self talk as in toxic self talk, which I’m a huge fan of but it was taken so I changed the spelling to torque. I totally regret it
What is your genre of music?
I guess it’s kind of indie punk
Give us a little bio about you.
It’s kind of a solo project, I’ve been playing in bands for years and decided to try doing something on my own. Released an ep at the beginning of last year, very much a diy/play everything yourself record and since then it’s expanded to having my friends Luke and Jay playing with me which is real good fun.
What made you go into music?
I think watching a tom petty live vhs
Who are your influences?
Life’s rich tapestry
Are you a signed?
Yeah, to Not Saints. The UK’s only not for project recovery focused record label
You released your new latest EP ‘No Rest For The Depressed’, tell us more about the EP and the meaning behind the EP.
It was recorded at third circle recordings in Portslade, which is also where I live. With James Gasson on the controls and my dear friend Luke on drums. The songs share a kind of desperate energy. I wanted to keep it fast and concise with no real let up. The title came from something a friend said and it suited the vibe perfectly.
Describe each track in two words.
Daydream – boogie woogie
Anxiety in the uk – sore throat
No rest for the depressed – frosty jacks
Sea, stars and moon – key change
A retrospective – past mistakes
What was the writing and recording process like?
I had three songs knocking about and wrote two specifically for the release. No rest started as that main riff, very much influenced by ‘a giant dog’, and very naturally extended into a whole song. Daydream came in a flash after a nap, it’s kinda got a tom petty style riff and is the most vintage sounding song on the ep.
Who did you work with on the album?
Engineered by the wonderful James Gasson. Luke Ellis on drums and Mishkin Fitzgerald laid down some beautiful harmonies.
Are we expected to see any music videos from any of the tracks off the album.
There’s a video for no rest out now, check it!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In a surf band with Sharon Van Etten
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Consider the back story
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Ear plugs, wallet, keys, make up, fags
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
yes, I only really use insta so head there @selftorquemusic