Continuing with the punk theme, we’re back in the UK for today’s iteration…
Ben: South West UK.
How did you meet?
Ben: Through a mutual friend and old bandmate back when I worked at Primark.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Ben: We’ve played together in a previous band for around 3 years. We’ve been playing as Downcast for around a year.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Liam: It’s a word that we feel represents what we’re about.
What are your influences?
Ben: Alkaline Trio, Blink 182, Capstan and Neck Deep.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Liam: We try to make it sound as honest and powerful as possible. There are a range of different sounds on the EP; it’s not your typical pop-punk record.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Liam: Relationships and mental health.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Liam: We haven’t played any live shows yet.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Liam: I saw Iron Maiden recently, and it was so theatrical. There was sword fighting!
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Ben: I use a Gibson Les Paul with an Orange CR120 head.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
Ben: Our upcoming debut self-titled EP Downcast and debut single “Anthurium”.
What are your plans for 2018?
Liam: We have two music videos to release, and we’re really excited about it!
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Ben: I’d love to have Better than Never open for us (RIP) and support Capstan.