It’s that time of year again, when in the run-up to Bloodstock we endeavour to interview every band gracing the SOPHIE, New Blood and Jägermeister stages from 8th – 11th August 2019. This means you’ve got a chance to read up on all your favourite bands set to play over the weekend and decide which new ones you’ll want to check out.
Our thanks to all the bands for taking the time out to answer our questions!
Boss Keloid – SOPHIE Stage, Sunday
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
We are from a lovely little town in the north west of England called Wigan. Famous for its pies, Uncle Joe’s mint balls and strange music.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
Boss Keloid have been crafting and experimenting since 2010. Trying to worm our strange sounds into the ears of anyone who cares to listen.
Where does the name of the band come from?
The name Boss Keloid is actually taken from a track by the band Iron Monkey. It just always stood out and rolled off the tongue so we decided to use it as a band name.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Unique is such a hard thing to be these days and I’m always humbled that people actually say we have a unique sound. I always describe our sound as a journey through genres. We like to mix things up and never be afraid to try something. It’s rooted in heavy music but weaves in and out of any type of music we desire really and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
What’s your live show like? Why are people going to watch you instead of another band?
Not sure what our live show is like as I’m a part of it. I would love to be able to watch us from an audience perspective. It’s definitely 100% full of passion and we put everything into it.
Have you played Bloodstock before? If so, when?
Yes, we played the Sophie Lancaster Stage a few years back in 2016 and loved every second of it.
How/when did you find out that you’d be playing the SOPHIE stage?
The legend that is Simon Hall came to watch us at a gig down south and basically asked us back there and then. So thanks to Simon for giving us the opportunity to return.
What sort of setlist can we expect?
We will be playing most of our latest album Melted On The Inch and maybe the odd older track. The new songs really sit well in a large festival setting we have found so cant wait to bring them to the Bloodstock stage.
Which other band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?
Our good friends Widows are playing the same day as us so really hoping we don’t clash with them as it would be great to see them.
What are you working on at the moment?
We are hard at work on the follow up to Melted On The Inch and are fully enjoying the creation process. It’s sounding great so far if I do say so my self. Still in the early stages but the wheels are definitely moving. Few plans for touring in the pipe line too so watch this space.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
I once took a poo on the stage and rolled around in it and then shouted down the mic “I am the poo man, I come from a poop can and I can do anything I want if I poop plan”… Or was that a dream? I wouldn’t say we are a “wild” band really. Sounds boring but we are professional and passionate when it comes to playing live so we just concentrate on playing to the best of our abilities and let that do the talking.
What drink do you throw back to get yourself fired up before going on stage?
An ice cold water and a fat pipe of the earth’s good old green herb is how we roll.