Band of the Day: GETRZ

After a few days break, we’re back with your latest Band of the Day!

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from Swindon, Wiltshire.

How did you meet?

Dec and Dan met on their first day at primary school. Josh then met Dec at college and then we all met up at our local pub, The Victoria, and decided we’d make something of our musical interests!

How long have you been playing as a band?

Just over 2 years.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

It all originated from underground UK hip-hop artist Tommy Dockerz. He used the word in one of his tunes and we just thought it’d be a decent band name!

What are your influences?

Our influences range from old grunge bands like Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins to modern rock bands such as The Amazons and Queens of the Stone Age. With our new EP we also took influence from Delta blues artists such as Blind Willie Johnson and B.B. King.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We find our music works really well in a live environment. Our shows are more than just a gig, they’re an experience for all who attend. We also switch up vocal roles and use backing vocals to our benefit. You’ll have to come to a show to find out!

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Our lyrics reflect our lives. Whether we’re writing about an experience we’ve had, or something we’re going through. We use our music as an outlet for our minds as I’m sure a lot of other artists and musicians do. Art is a form of meditation. Good for the mind. Good for the soul.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

We’ve played over 200 shows since we formed in 2017, including major UK festivals and European headline shows. We would describe our live set as a vicious, raw expression of emotion and riffs.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

Probably the whole crowd at YNOT Festival this year! A constant mosh pit for the whole set. Sweat and bodies flying everywhere. Mental.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Dan uses Zildjian A Class Customs (14″ hats, 16″ crash, 18″ crash ride, 20″ ride) and a Tama Fat Spruce snare drum.

Toby uses a Fender Starcaster Bass through a 120w Ashdown Combo which runs through his bass Big Muff Nano.

Josh uses an Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty and a Fender Modern Player Telecaster with P90s as his backup. His pedalboard features a Boss Chromatic Tuner, a Boss Super Overdrive, a Boss DS-1, a Little Big Muff and a Boss Super Chorus. All ran through the clean channel on a Fender Champion 100.

Dec uses an Epiphone SG Pro, an Epiphone Les Paul Custom and a vintage Squier Stratocaster as a backup.

His pedalboard includes a Korg Pitchblack Tuner, a Boss CS3 Compressor, a Micro Pog, a Digitech Whammy, a Fulltone OCD, a Spark Booster, a Flashback X4 Delay, a Hall of Fame Reverb and a Small Stone Phaser. All running into a Vox AC30 sim on a Line 6 Flextone III.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

Our new EP entitled Think of the Future is out on 23rd August. You can listen to our latest single “She Heard I’m A Dreamer” now on all major platforms. We’re also out on tour in September all across the country so don’t miss out!

What are your plans for 2019?

More shows. More good vibes. More rock and roll.

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!

We’d probably have our buddies We Are Parkas on before us as we love sharing the bill with them! And we’d absolutely love to support The Amazons.

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July 16, 2020 1:19 PM

[…] It’s been a while since we visited Swindon. Time to make that right with a few words from GETRZ, who we last talked to a year ago… […]