You can’t really question a bands choice of name like you can’t question a persons fave band but it sure makes you wonder what prompted the choice. As I do with ONLY WE REMAIN. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
Could you please introduce the band to us?
-Hello everyone we are Only We Remain, Rock/Metal band from Blackpool in the UK.
Mercury on Bass/Vocals,
Mikey on Guitar/Vocals,
Ayrton on Guitar
Mr G on Drums
When you form how easy is it to pick up a thread as to where your sound is going?
-We have many influences within the band, so we draw our sound from each band member
How do you explain the meaning of the band name?
-We have had many line-ups and were the only ones remaining lol.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-A band has to have something the fans can relate to, which builds a bond with the fans, we want our fans to enjoy our music as much as we do playing it.
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-It must be eye catching, got to have an impact, It must be a visual concept of what you will experience audibly
How do you avoid being affected/fooled by the hype likes on youtube and Facebook can create on social media?
-We have only just hit that scene, it’s a good thing but not as good as meeting fans at gigs.
When you play in a metal band does it feel like you are a part of massive community?
-Yes definitely Rock/Metal is on big family!
How important is it to be signed to label today? What can they do that you cannot do on your own?
-We did everything independently & submitted to distribute via a label only, it would have made life easier to have to have someone arrange it all for us, but for small unknown bands it is still possible to get your stuff out there.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-It’s pretty hard to break out of the local scene, but we have played at a few festivals outside our area, we have a few more festivals booked for this year, so we are getting new fans from playing in different areas.
What will the future bring?
-We enjoy writing and recording our ep Siren, so we are now looking forward to writing and recording our album. Keep checking us out at our facebook page for latest info