As promised, I have begun a music interview feature, sourcing out the best, new, upcoming and growing talents of rock and guitar based bands and artists for you to discover and enjoy. To open this new chapter in my blog, I present to you – The Sourheads!
Band Name: The Sourheads
Members: Jake Coxon (Vocals), Mik Crone (Guitar), Ben Taylor (Bass) & Chris Lambert (Drums)
Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Originated From: Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK
Discography: ‘Care Plan For The Soul’ – Album (Oak Island Records)
1. How would you describe your music?
A fusion of all kinds of rock. Blues, stoner, classic rock, we try to fuse lots of different things. We do sound like ourselves though so that a good thing.
2. How did the band form?
The band as it currently is was formed in 2016. I replaced Sid who was an original founder of the band. His brother Jake is our singer. I was working as the bands producer and they asked to join. Sid is into boats so I think his intention was to go sailing around the world. I took the band in a more rock direction.
3. Who influenced you within the music industry?
We are all influenced by different styles. Our drummer is into his indie music such as The Charlatans. I’m into old school punk, metal and some electronic music, Jake is into 60s Woodstock kind of stuff and Ben our bass player is into Radiohead and Pearl Jam.
4. Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?
We are currently in the middle of a 15 date UK tour. Playing in Camden Town is always good. That’s like the UK version of the Sunset Strip in LA. Most gigs are great for us. Percy’s in Whitchurch is a great venue. It’s an antique place so there are strange things all over the venue. Really cool.
5. What is the best thing about being in a band?
The ability to express art through music. When I’m not composing or touring I feel lost. It’s very important to create. It’s great to know that people like the music too and that our songs will be around forever. Even if it’s only on a small scale.
6. What plans have you got coming up this year?
We will finish our UK dates and hopefully get some dates in other countries. We would love to go to Japan and the USA. We are also writing our second album so pretty much repeating what we have done in the last two years.