Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Feature: Off The Wall (29/09/15)

Off The Wall are a young band from Colchester, Essex. The band have been together for five years, but have known each other since infant school and even before that! They've self - released a debut single 'Red Face Tight', but as two 16 year olds and two 17 year olds, they're fighting the under 18 gig battle, but I'm sure they're going to breakthrough and do well as a band. 

General Questions:

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how?
6 or 7 years old. 

2. What is the most inspiring musical performance you've ever seen?
Reverend and the Makers at Norwich when Jon (singer) went outside the venue when the gig had finished and did another 'gig' outside to the crowd leaving. Dingus Khan at the Colchester Arts Centre. Royal Blood at Koko, and of course Kylie at the O2!!! 

3. Who have you been listening to lately?
Jamie T / De Staat / Iggy Pop / first Arctic Monkeys album. 

3 Qs for Off The Wall:

1. You've been a band for five years now, how do you feel you've grown musically over that time?
Songs have got louder and bigger!! Got a new song on the go at the moment which is in a different tuning. We also write a lot faster now as well. 

2. Where would be your dream place to perform and why?
We would like to build it up, and enjoy each step, so maybe Koko, then Brixton Academy, then Wembley, then Glastonbury! 

3. What process did you go through creating 'Red Face Tight'?
Started with a riff at home, then one of us took it to rehearsal. We then added drums and bass along with a guitar part two to create a chorus. We sat and discussed ideas for verse and then it all just came together and words inspired by a Guy Martin documentary where he used the term 'red fact tight' aha! 

Random Q:

Favourite pizza topping?
Any pizza but it needs the following toppings - pepperoni (but not too spicy), jalapeños and olives. 

'Red Face Tight' Review:
Intense guitars start this song off, with drums crashing their way into the track. 'Red Face Tight' has the perfect flow of builds and stripped back sections. The perfect track to shout along to at a gig and there are some wonderful instrumental sections with gritty guitar riffs and heavier moments too, these guys could easily follow in the footsteps of the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen with time. 

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