Music Interview: Lure In

Today we speak to chaotic metalcore band Lure In about the collective mix of musical styles and their dreams to tour America.

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Band Name: Lure In
Members: Cameron Wilson (Vocalist), James Whittle (Guitarist), Jake Coulson (Guitarist), Jonny Barker (Bassist) & Sammy Coker (Drummer)
Genre: Chaotic Metalcore
Founded: July 2018
Originated From: Manchester, UK.
Discography: Derive (EP, 2018), Subdued (Album, 2020), Cynic // Agnostic (Two Track, 2020), Split With Worm Hero (Split Album, 2021)

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How would you describe your music?

A chaotic blend of pretty much everything we are into at the time of making music, we pull a lot mainly from 00’s metalcore bands such as Norma Jean, Converge, Cave In, Botch and bands like that but we like to mix that with everything, be that Drum & Bass, Ambient, IDM, even Modern Pop music.

What is your musical creative process like?

It always changes and there isn’t exactly a set way. Sometimes we’re in the same room together and we jam ideas, or we come up with ideas and send them to all the band to gather some thoughts and mess around with it.

We all know our way around a digital audio workstation too so if anything needs to be recorded so we don’t forget then we can create that way.

How did the band form?

The band was formed by Cameron and our bassist Jonny. We’ve been friends since high school and we always wanted to create music together so we decided that one day we’d get in a room together and jam out some ideas.

From there we made our record Derive and we’ve built on that and added more creative people into the project to get to another level since then.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s pretty underwhelming but Cameron and Jonny were at a pub and they were wondering what name to release the record we made as just because we had a lot of bands we knew share Spotify pages with other artists because of their name and such. So, with the theme of the first EP being about cults Lure In was the one that fit.

Who influenced you within the music industry?

There wasn’t exactly a catalyst moment we’d say, We grew up around a lot of rock music as a kid and was always curious about being a musician. Then with his education, Cameron went down the music production route and from there it became the case of him seeing a lot of things and being inspired rather then one specific influence.

For this band the main influence has and always will be The Dillinger Escape Plan based solely on the fact that’s the band both Cameron and Jonny were inspired by.

Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?

We were thankfully able to play a few shows before the world kinda shut down. Our favourite show was one we played in Ashton Under Lyne with our friends in Malign, Ligature (Now Final Words), Gunned Down and One Down. It was a proper mates fest and not to mention the show fell on Cameron’s birthday, which was cool.

What is the best thing about being in a band?

We’d say it’s an outlet to be creative. One day we could have the worst day of our entire existence and then come home to create some dumb harsh noise music, which in a weird way it would make us forget about the bad day.

We could also say play live but I think that might be because we haven’t played a show in over a year.

What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far as a musician(s)?

Goes without saying but Covid ruined all our plans. We released an album we spent a year on and we weren’t able to promote it as other bands in our situation would but other then that, which bare in mind isn’t all too bad, we’ve not really struggled with anything if we’re being honest.

What plans have you got coming up this year?

Hopefully, finger’s crossed, a tour, new music, more shows, just more content from us as a band.Now that the world is somewhat opening up, we just want to take the ball and run with it to see where it takes us.

What is your ultimate dream as a band?

Firstly to play a show with one the bands we are inspired by in the States, just because a lot of friends we have as a band are based over the pond and it’d be cool to play a show and meet everyone who’s helped us be able to have our name ringing over there.

The other one is to get a record produced by either AG Cook or Dylan Brady. We’ve always been into the PC Music sound (it’s known to a lot of people now as hyperpop) to the point where we try our hardest to put at least one SOPHIE sample in all of our songs.

So, to have a record produced by the people who we believe do that sound best (bar SOPHIE – a British music producer – but as she died this year that dreams never going to happen, rest in peace Sophie).

You can find out more about Lune In by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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