Brighton based brothers Lee and Nick Meldrum, first formed in January 2016, and have been described as already possessing ”sheer velocity and volume, vibrating long after their set has concluded. Combining relentlessly driving drone with catchy punk hooks” by Cable Promotions. As we’d yet to catch a live show in London to witness ourselves, we caught up with the band to hear more firsthand.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝?
It wasn’t so much wanting to form the band, it was more a natural progression. Being brothers we had always played in bands before with other musicians but over 2014/2015 hadn’t really been doing anything until being asked to play a set at a small festival by some friends. There were no real plans for any kind of continuation of it but the experience kind of reignited a passion for creating that we had both lost for a while.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝?
Hmm that’s a hard one, to us it is a punk/grunge/indie/garage rock type of thing. We grew up listening to bands like Queen, Dire straights and Prince being played by our parents and found bands like Nirvana, The Clash, Pantera and The Libertines ourselves and just really wanted to make an amalgamation of all those sounds into our sound, best thing
𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰?
There are a few band we are loving at the moment, Paves are really good. the Sisterray guys are awesome. Also really liking what we’ve heard from The Blinders so far! They are definitely ones to watch
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐠𝐢𝐠𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟕?
2nd February Half Moon in Putney with The Winachi Tribe.
16th of February at the Monarch Camden.
26th February Hastings festival.
4th March, Brighton for This Feeling.
8th March at the Monarch again supporting The Carnabys.
Do you have many gigs coming up in 2017?
Any plans for a new single?
Our next single will be called ‘A Love Song?’ It will be released April/May.
This week (16th Jan 20th) John Kennedy (Radio X) has made SONS their X-Posure Big Ones and are playing Reptiles every day. They will also be doing a live session and interview, which is happening next wed 25th Jan.