The buzz went around the BH2 Rebellion warm up gig, "Abby is very nervous". Abby took to the stage and belted out songs with all the seeming nervousness of a panzer tank on the offensive despite having trouble seeing the set list. Relative new girl Abby just oozes attitude, with a voice more than able to carry that energy. The buzz went around again, "They just get better and better!". Listening to the latest album 'Apathy', by
Lorraine: Hi guys, how are you all feeling about this latest album?
Paul: Being a DIY album money and time were limited, but all that considered we are very happy with it.
Abby: Out of Your Depth acoustic, this is a completely different style for me to sing in and gives a new take on the song, plus me and Dave had such a good time working on it.
Paul: Closer Than You Think, this wasn't originally planned to be on the album but after a lot of last minute changes we managed to slip it in. Zak and Dave both love doing Waste of Space, this is one they really get into, as Dave wrote this it is very close to his heart although she's not any more!
AJ: Suicide, it’s loud and fast and the first one we worked on when I first joined the band.
Paul: Yes, this song is based on real events and shows a stark look at how the NHS treat people, how Dr's rush through appointments in 5 mins and overlook things.
Abby: Myself and Dave were messing about after a night on the piss, I never sing acoustic so it was a big change for me. We thought it would be nice to show a different side to what we can do.
Abby: Dave is singing in the background and playing a borrowed guitar which took an hour to restring and tune, which limited the recording time!
Zak: Ab and Dave are the lyricists but the band works as a collective, we all have our own influences and like to bring them in which is why we have such a varied style.
Paul: Well it started in my front room mainly ‘cause I was bored and wanted to start playing in bands again blah blah blah! lol very much the same way all bands start.
Paul: After Rebellion 2008 it was just me and Zak left after 3 members decided to call it a day.
Abby: Kris was leaving to go to
Paul: Zak has known Dave for a few years and after seeing the band previously was itching to get in there and beef it up! Paul had placed an advertisement on a local networking site and found Aj, and its all fitted into place really well....finally!
Lorraine: Abby, I know you were nervous before Rebellion, how did it go, how did you feel performing?
Abby: Haha nervous is an understatement! I always get nervous before all of our gigs but I seem to feed off that nervous energy. It was amazing! I was buzzing for the rest of the day and night. I couldn't believe how many people came to watch us, it made me bounce around even more, so much so that I nearly fell over Dave :o)
Abby: I play in another band called Whisky Chaser, but hadn't been in any other bands before. I used to sing in choirs and study music and always wanted to be in bands but it was my partner, Wal, who gave me the chance and got me into it.
Paul: British bands.. UK Subs, GBH, Cron Gen, American bands… No Use For A Name, NoFX and Pennywise.
Abby: The Clash, Adicts, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Nekromantics, Mad Sin, 50's rock, I love a lot of different stuff ;o)
AJ: Pantera, AC/DC and more recently I've got into the Adicts and
Dave: Discharge, Agnostic Front, Discipline and The Buisness
Zak: The Who, Pink Floyd, all the way through to The Smiths, Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor.
Paul: You can now download it on itunes and amazon and if you’re old fashioned you can buy it at gigs or via our myspace
Abby: Apart from looking forward to playing at the Mudkiss Party! we've had a month off after a very busy August, so we're now busy getting gigs and are currently organising a mini tour to
Interview by Lorraine 29/09/09
Photos by Gemma @ Librasnake photography