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Interview with EH52
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
nothing really ever got me into music, i’ve just always loved and had an appreciation for mostly all music, if i hadn’t gotten into music i’d be sitting around wasting away, absolutely 0 clue what i’d do with myself.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
i quite like to just sit and chill, mostly watch the football or sleep.
How long has your band been around?
we’ve been around since late 2021 with many years to go (hopefully)
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
we are all mostly based out of broxburn where it’s a very typical scottish teenage boy lifestyle sort of area, i think that’s influenced our music in the way that we all know how to make music you’d want to hear in a pub or while with your mates.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
the name of our bands EH52, which is the area postcode for broxburn, we thought it would be really cool to be associated with the town that most of us grew up in.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
definetly our first headline show at midnight breakfast club, there were no in advance tickets and it was just pay on the door, we sold it out with in 45 minutes of the doors opening, as much as it sucked to see people lined up outside that were unable to get a ticket, it definetly was a good feeling, pretty bittersweet though.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
we’ve not really got a favourite venue, we really like to change it up and be as versatile as possible, but with the best venue we’ve played to date is definetly the mash house in edinburgh, felt right to play it. i think as a band we are gonna shoot high and say we would definetly love to play the barrowlands, it’s an iconic scottish venue that we have all been to see our favourite artists at.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on?
definetly bands like the lathums, the snuts, oasis, the beatles, paolo nutini, kasabian and the libertines, it would be an absolute dream to play with any of them bands.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
do what feels right to yourself, doesn’t matter if people you know think it sounds bad, there’s always gonna be someone out there who’s gonna be into your tunes.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
build your pedal board collection earlier, it’s not fun to try do when you’ve got other stuff to pay for.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
definetly one of new singles ‘the hills’ it’s one of those songs that hits home, it’s about going out with your pals and getting hammered to forget what’s going on around you.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
we love playing old yellow bricks by the arctic monkeys and our original song break and fall, ever since we released the single we’ve found break and fall being requested a lot.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
the creative process is: drink a few pints, pick up the pen and paper, and write how you feel. we like to think our music is very upbeat, but alot of the songs i write come from experiences i’ve had within my life or how i’m feeling at that very moment.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
that it’s brilliant to go out with your mates and have a great time, with not a care in the world for today yesterday and tomorow.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
we definetly have disagreements, usually we just settle it by saying exactly what’s on our minds and not taking it too far, we all know when the message has been broadcasted and when it hasn’t.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
our plans are to hopefully be able to gig full time and get by on it, release more singles but most of all, have a good laugh while doing it. we are gigging at the middleton hall on february 25th, and the 13th note on the 20th of april, we will hopefully have an ep coming out before the end of the year