Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Straight from the heart of Bristol, one of the epicentres of creativity in the UK, IMMERSE are a band that bring hope for better days. The post-hardcore quartet lay out all the pain, disparity and fears that come with being human. But it’s not all gloom; the band confronts these feelings head on to generate positivity and optimism - “These are unavoidable rights of passage that everyone can relate to. It’s how you confront them and let them affect you that will make you who you are”. There is a sense of unity as the band battles issues together with their fans.'
I recently caught up with the band to discuss their amazing new track 'Here's Hoping', their distinctive sound and how they been coping during the lockdown...
"As I got older I discovered bands like Slipknot/Parkway Drive/Architects and I instantly fell in love with their energy and heavy breakdowns. I like to think that IMMERSE brings together a lot of the sounds that I grew up loving into a cohesive fresh sound. "
Firstly, I have to ask this at the moment, how have you guys been coping in the lockdown, what kind of things have you been up to since the lockdown came into effect? For me, the first month of lockdown was really welcomed as it gave me a nice break and time to relax from a hectic start to the year. I work in live events so I’m very stuck at the moment! It’s given me the opportunity to spend time with my family and do things that I wouldn’t normally have time to do such as golf, cycling and writing new material of course. I’ve also been learning Spanish which has been ‘divertido’! How did you get into writing and creating music? Was there a decisive moment or event that you remember that made you stop and think, wow, holy shit! THIS is what I want to do with my life? I started writing music at about 10/11 years old and I knew straight away that I would love to do it as a career. I listened to bands like Good Charlotte and Blink 182 so my songs were very similar to that style. As I got older I discovered bands like Slipknot/Parkway Drive/Architects and I instantly fell in love with their energy and heavy breakdowns. I like to think that IMMERSE brings together a lot of the sounds that I grew up loving into a cohesive fresh sound. Your latest release, ‘Here’s Hoping’ was released on June 28th on YouTube via Dreambound to an amazing reception. How did the recording process go for the track compared to your original EP ‘Suffer’? We decided to approach the recording process differently this time around. We went to Johnny Renshaw again to track drums at Bandit Studios. However, I tracked all the Guitar, Bass & Synth at my home studio set up. This meant I could record in my own time and fit it aro