Friday, October 5, 2018

DJ Interviews: Black Lakes

Hey there one & all DJ Dizzy here & here's my interview with the band Black Lakes pull up a chair & enjoy!

BAND NAME: Black Lakes

NEW PRODUCT: Black Lakes debut single ‘The Divide’

RELEASE DATE: 28/08/18 

How'd you get started in music?

We've all played in bands from an early age: The Passenger, Echologunge, Revival and Her Dark Embrace to name a few.

Black Lakes formed in 2016. Scott, James and Lee had worked together in previous projects and as is the way today, Will and Daf contacted us through our tinder profile 😆.

Will S Preston- Lead Vocal
Scott Bradshaw- Guitar/Vocals
James Rowlands-Guitar/Vocals
Lee Harris- Bass Guitar
Dafydd Fuller -Drums

'The Divide' is our debut release from our studio session with Romesh Dodangoda. At the core It’s about rejecting the predetermined path laid out in front of you by mainstream society. It’s about demanding your individuality in a world hell bent on making you the same.

'The Divide' is grounded in personal experience and the persistent disappointment of being let down by those in positions of authority and power. It’s exactly what is happening in the world today.

Who are your musical influences? 
Alice in Chains
Pearl Jam

Alice in Chains


Black Sabbath

Acid bath
Iron monkey
Electric wizard
Uncle acid and the dead beats

All the influences feed into the creative process, however the songs have evolved from not having an agenda and writing and creating without boundaries or preconceptions.
As we listen back,  we can hear our heroes influencing and  shaping but we don’t feel it sounds like any one of them specifically 

What advice would offer aspiring performers?

In our experience in the last 10 years, live is always great fun but in the digital age you really need to think about your online presence, as well as being a tight outfit with a good sound. 
Create a presence online, speak and listen to your fans (you can engage with them so much more easily) create cool unique content and play targeted live gigs. As Trent Reznor said ‘try and create the coolest thing you can come up with.’ And that’s what we’re trying to do.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

We are rehearsing the live set and will be booking more show imminently
We’re booked into Patriot, Crumlin 8th June 2019. Buy your tickets now!

Any big festivals lined up?
This is our focus for 2019.  We would love to play Bloodstock, 2000 trees, steel house festival, Greenman, amplified just to name a few

I wish them nothing but luck in everything & nothing but the best so until then stay awesome & I'll catch you on the flipside! Rock n roll!

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