Adding their name to the list of bands with a social conscience, Lilith and the Knight have a few things to tell the rest of the world.
We are all based in London.
How did you meet?
Lilith created the band and set up auditions. That’s how she found Adam. Then Tom joined soon after our original bass player left. We auditioned Sam about a year ago and it’s been this line up ever since.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We’ve been together 3 years but only a year with the current line-up.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Lilith is a mythological being from Jewish literature. She was the first wife of Adam in the garden of Eden. Unlike Eve, who was made from the rib of Adam and subsequently subservient to him, Lilith was made from the same earth as Adam. She was his equal and as a result they clashed when she wouldn’t allow herself to be dominated by him. She fled from Eden and is now seen by some as a fallen angel and by others as the first feminist. She is an awesomely strong character and the perfect name for the frontwoman of our band. As for “The Knight” well, we just thought that sounded cool!
What are your influences?
System of a Down, The Beatles, Demi Lovato, Post Malone. We have very varied taste.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
The thing that makes us unique is us. Our band members. We all bring something totally different to the mix and the result is an awesome melting pot of influences, sounds and hard hitting melodies. As for describing our music, I could tell you how we combine powerful soaring vocals with heavy riffs and softer, more melodic interludes, but I think it would be far more effective for me to tell you to go and listen to it.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Lilith likes to write socially conscious lyrics. Our songs are mostly about social issues that are important to us like injustice and inequality. Our latest single “War Cry” is based on the idea that politicians send their people to war while they remain in the safety of their offices and homes.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our live show is dramatic. We like to create different dynamics with our music and so some parts of the set are hard and fast and other parts slower and melodic. We like to take the audience on a journey with us into the mysterious world of Lilith.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
If we tell you that we will probably get banned from playing at most venues!
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Adam plays a Fender Telecaster. Tom plays with a Warwick Corvette bass, Aguilar Tone Hammer head and Darkglass electronics pedals. He is also sponsored by Sainsbury’s finest chocolate chip shortbread.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We are promoting our new single “War Cry”. It’s out on 30th November with an amazing music video.
What are your plans for 2019?
To record and release an album!
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?
We would love to support Hands Off Gretel because they are doing awesome things on the scene right now. And we would have Sick N Beautiful play with us as they are an Italian band that deserve some more recognition on the UK scene.