Category: Interviews

INTERVIEW – THE TIME FRAMED


The Time Framed are a rising rock band in the changing music scene. With an upcoming EP ‘Chrono Dementia’ Out soon, we got to talk to the band about their new release!

Hello! Welcome to Euphoria Of Breakdown! Could you please introduce yourself and what you do in The Time Framed?

Jeremy: Hi! My name is Jeremy Benjamin. I play guitar, stomp on effects pedals, and make vocal noises for the band. Behind the scenes, I am the Creative Ideas Department and the President of Scapegoats.

Britt: My name is Britt Kay and I play bass guitar. Behind the scenes, I manage the social media pages, marketing and advertising, and getting merchandise together and created.

Brandon: My name is Brandon Chauncey and I play the drums and sing backup

 

You all came together after being a part of different projects. What lead you to become a band together?

Jeremy: I met Britt in another band and we quickly gained a mutual respect for each others’ vision. She taught herself bass (with a little help from yours truly) so that we could make our shared idea a reality. We had been acquainted with Brandon for some time before he jumped on stage with us and played like he’d been a part of the group all along. At this point, I consider him my best friend.

Britt: He says I taught myself bass. He really taught me music theory and how to play, I just existed.

Have you always aspired to be musicians, and who inspired you to start playing an instrument for the first time?

Jeremy: I’ve always been interested in playing music. As a kid I would noodle on my grandmother’s keyboard and drum on desks at school. My best friend from middle school got a guitar for his birthday and naturally I had to have one too. After perpetual begging, my mom caved and got me a guitar for Christmas.

Britt: I went to school with the intention of working in a forensic lab. After getting my Masters in Forensic Biochemistry, I went through a weird “I don’t know what I’m doing with my life but I don’t know if I want to do this anymore” period. Also, I had left an abusive relationship and used writing songs as therapy which sparked my interest in wanting to pick up bass guitar. I had had one for numerous years, just never did anything with it. Finally decided to pick it up one day and the rest is history.

Brandon: I started when I was 7 and my dad was doing drum rolls, which I found interesting, and from there he taught me how to use gravity in order to play fast. He then handed me a book, I believe it was a dictionar,y and I started trying to play a drum roll myself. The rest from there is history 

You’re on the verge of releasing your new EP ‘Chrono Dementia’, where did the EP title come from?

Jeremy: I was trying to figure out how to express the concept of excessive time-travelling to the point of subtly causing time itself to break apart and do as of yet unknown things. If you think about how songs tend to define segments of our life, listening to music is a lot like time-travelling so it’s kind of a reflection of my deep underlying desire to have our music heard and loved in an infinite loop until new possibilities present themselves as reality.

 Where did the inspirations come for each of the tracks?

Jeremy: Most songs by The Time Framed are the product of my nightmares and the lyrics to Limited Infinity are largely influenced by techniques I use to ground myself after waking up. Tiny Wolves was inspired by my awareness of the patterns in the nature of fear mongers. There are so many different things to fear without hope that I got the mental image of millions of little itty bitty wolves out on the hunt for my peace of mind and self content. Weird First is my outlook on life: let’s avoid the clichés, let’s be unique, and most importantly if you start weird you’re allowed to get comfortable with being that way. Inverted Timelines was inspired by a dream where I kept dying and re-spawning before my previous self was fully dead. In a couple of these I actually blinked into a copy of myself in a kind of instant replay where I got to see myself die too suddenly to have a dramatic self reflective monologue with my new self. The inspiration for Split the Heavens was both a dream and a concept that was stuck in my head. I dreamt of the universe turning off in segments, then exploding back to life in another big bang. I wanted to capture some of the emotions of that without doing a slow progression into silence just to have a noisy explosion. At the same time, I couldn’t get the ideas of “a sword that split the heavens” and “the pen is mightier than the sword” out of my mind so I smashed them together.

Have you ever faced any struggles while being a part of ‘The Time Framed’?

Jeremy: We recorded a 3 song demo just before starting the phase of having trouble keeping members. It was originally going to be our debut EP but we rushed through it and weren’t able to really showcase who we are with the tracks, so we missed out on quite a few opportunities there. Later, when bands were breaking up daily around here, I made a solo set as a fall back to avoid having to cancel gigs. We even tried the 2 piece thing a few more times but it ended up creating more resistance than progress in the local scene with venues and bookers. Note to self: a 30 minute pirate song with a plot fit for an episode of Rick and Morty doesn’t entertain a sports bar…  

Brandon: Well there was one time I went to plug Jeremy’s guitar amp in while producing the EP, but the prong to the plug was bent and I chipped my tooth bending it back to normal.

 Finally, for any new fans reading, how would each of you describe your band in three words?

Jeremy: Self fulfilling prophecy

Britt: Bored with normal

Brandon: An incredible journey

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INTERVIEW – TELLER


Fresh out of Leeds come new rock band ‘Teller’. The aspiring words of the band “We have a past, we have made mistakes. This is the story, this is Teller” show that this high rising band coming from ‘the ashes of our past project’ are ready to take their experiences, mistakes and ‘hone in on a sound and message that best describes us as muscisians’

After releasing their debut single ‘Victoria’ with Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Architects, Sikth) on October 9th, the band describe it as “the perfect song to make our debut. We feel it introduces and demonstrates the band’s intense, energetic sound, coupled with strong melodic hooks.” Drummer Jake takes the A-Z interview to help reveal more about the band and their new music courtesy of Inception Press…

 

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: Basket Case – Green Day

Best Album Ever Written: On Letting Go – Circa Survive

Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band: Signing a load of kids arms and faces in a little town in Norway.

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features: Love get under my skin.

Easiest Song You Wrote: Victoria

Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played: Support to Periphery at Islington Academy.

Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On A Your Record: Dr Dre.

Happiest Moment In You’ve Experienced In The Band: Finishing the album. Releasing it is the next step.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: Robin produces bands in his own time, working with band’s like Blood Youth, Bohemian Grove and ourselves.

Jokes You Have In The Band: Too many to tell. And probably some not appropriate for public knowledge.

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: With the opening track from our upcoming release.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show: Probably would be Norway.

Most Inspiring Musician You’ve Ever Experienced: Personally, my now good friend Matt Halpern of Periphery. Him and the other guys in Periphery all have many ventures and businesses going on outside of the band. But from a drummer to drummer perspective, he’s taught me a lot on how to conduct myself, work hard and become a better musician.

New Band You’d Recommend: Modern Error.

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal: Someone like Bring Me The Horizon or Architects. Would be a milestone for sure.

Place You’d Most Like To Tour: America.

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers: Do what you feel right, go with your gut. Lifes too short to give your life to something that you don’t fully believe in.

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release: “Victoria” is the story of a lost love.

See Us Live At: Live dates to be announced soon!

The Old Days Of Music Were Better Than Those Current, do you agree: There were definitely more defining characters from music back then. Probably down to the fact that people actually bought records then. So yes I do agree.

Unusual Merchandise: Knives, that’s a weird one…

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs: Something more stripped back is always a chance for us to explore the softer, more straight forward sides to our playing.

What Bands Have You Seen Live and Regretted: Brutally honest, Enter Shikari at this years Slam Dunk. Should have watched Neck Deep instead.

X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related in juries: This year alone Robin’s had surgery for a broken foot/ankle. And I’ve had to have back surgery. Tough old business.

You could have written any song in history, which would you pick: Bleed by Messhugah.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band: I’d probably go with a Gorilla, because Im used to throwing myself around and being clumsy. Also the Cadbury advert? Gorillas are sick at drums.

INTERVIEW – ORANGE

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Back on their first tour in over 4 years are punk rock band Orange. Coming with a new single and lineup, we had the chance to talk to them at Get The Fear in Birmingham about their comeback, music videos and what sort of things they’ve shared on this tour… Continue reading “INTERVIEW – ORANGE”

INTERVIEW – CORRINGTON WHEELER

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Rock artist Corrington Wheeler released his new album ‘Seeking Light; earlier this year and is already prepared to create new and different projects. We had the chance to chat to Corrington Wheeler about his different music, as well as the struggles he has faced during his music career.

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INTERVIEW – ERIN SLAVER – JD AND THE STRAIGHT SHOT

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Americana band JD & The Straight Shot are preparing to release their new acoustic album ‘Good Luck and Good Night’ on September 15th 2017. We had the chance to talk to Back-up singer, violinist and fiddler for the band Erin Slaver about her work in the band and her inspirations for starting music. Make sure to check out the band here: https://www.jdandthestraightshot.com/ Continue reading “INTERVIEW – ERIN SLAVER – JD AND THE STRAIGHT SHOT”