Thursday evening. Let’s get atmospheric.
We are a band from Reading.
How did you meet?
Connor and Aaron met at school. Joe became friends with Aaron through mutual interests who also have an interest in music.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We became a band in January 2016 beginning as a four piece however we parted ways with our vocalist just before the end of 2016. After various auditions, Joe stepped as vocalist in February 2017.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The name was thought of by a drummer from one of Aaron’s other bands. He felt that there was an atmospheric feel to the music so he came up with InAir and it stayed.
What are your influences?
We are individually influenced by various bands such as Enter Shikari, Fightstar, The Amity Affliction and A Day to Remember. Our main influence as a collective would be Linkin Park as they are a huge part of our beginnings into the world of rock and they have an incredible genre spanning collection of songs.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We’d describe our music as alternative rock with atmospheric synths topped with heavy breakdowns. When we write although we are influenced by many bands we don’t aim to sound like anyone else. When we write if just kind of rolls from one thing to another from electronic sections to metal breakdowns and poppy choruses.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
All our music is based upon our honest life experiences but Dreamful is by far the most confined in terms of lyrical themes. We describe it as a loose concept EP on a personal experience with depression and anxiety. Beginning with the journey of discovering that one has to accept depression, then talking about things such as anti-depressants and finally culminating in defeating and moving forward from one’s depression.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
I believe that we have played just shy of one hundred shows. We’re confident that will be smashed by the end of 2019!
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We’re not particularly wild people but we did once have a speaker catch fire at a festival we played!
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Connor has various including a DW kit and recently he had a kit made for him by Forecast which looks beautiful. Aaron is the biggest gear junkie of us all he uses a Fender American Stratocaster through an Orange Thunderverb 200 and a Mesa Boogie cab. Joe plays a Fender Precision through an Orange obi-300 and Ashdown cab.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We recently released a video for our single “Chemicals” and it will follow on Spotify on 15th July. We release our second EP Dreamful on 13th September.
What are your plans for 2019?
Release our EP Dreamful on 13th September as well as the second single from the EP as well as play some awesome shows. We’ll be going on a couple of weekenders with some cool bands, playing the Swansea event for “United Against Hate” and wrapping off the year by running our festival, Reading Rising (thanks for the clarification, Michelle!). We can tell you the line-up is looking insane for that and we are definitely not playing…
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!
As Black Sabbath are technically not together anymore we’d probably pick Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy is just a legend, a major influence on us in our youth and he is just hilarious on stage. That man was born to perform. In terms of a support if we were picking a friend’s band we’d go for our boy’s in Veridian. The guys are incredible musicians, solid guys and Simon Jackman the lead vocalist has recorded both our EP’s.