Interview with Ephemera
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Sorry but I cannot comprehend or imagine life without music.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Being in the band is our release from the daily struggles we all face just like everyone else. Using that is what help us channel our emotions into making our music.
How long has your band been around?
The band was formed in the pandemic by Chris (guitarist) & Mason (vocalist). One restriction was lifted, with Adam joining on bass and Oli joining on drums. We would start practicing the songs in a rehearsal room and figuring out the street of the full band.
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
We are Yorkshire through and through and proud of it. It's the backbone of what we create.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Ephemera, meaning to exist for a short time as it was only ever meant as a creative outlet when the pandemic was happening and no intention of going any further but we are still going and from strength to strength.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
To be honest, being a fairly new band every show so far has been memorable for their own reasons. Our very first gig as a band will always be the most memorable as our fans made it a sell-out show.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
So far, black heart in Camden and the parish in Huddersfield have to be our favourite places to have played. Rock City in Nottingham and the corp in Sheffield are our next targets.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
So many bands to name it would have to be a 3-day festival, haha but to name a few would be Kublai Kahn, counterparts, cancer bats, and teeth.
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?
Be yourself and set your own goals and go after them, don't worry about all the other stuff.
Don't worry about what others think.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Dragged up was the first song we wrote and recorded as a 4 piece, so we hold that one with pretty high regard but our new EP we are so proud of from beginning to end.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Playing the songs off our new EP is so much fun at the moment and our lead single SICK is getting so much love, can't wait to see the pit when we play that one this year.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
With us now focusing on writing an album we are writing as much as possible to be able to pick out the gems and then work on them to funnel isbsown to 10 or so songs that will make it on the album. We find inspiration from everything.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
We have a cathartic vibe, challenging angst vocals, over riffs and breakdowns, with a focus on mental health and the band unites with a unified statement of discontent and anti-establishment. Hardcore in its refined form
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
No ego in this band, we generally put everything up to a vote and majority wins and everyone accepts it.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Full album, we are working on making our first full-length album and also we are headlining Shadowfest July 15th, in our hometown of Bradford.