Friday, 13 September 2013

Arkham Karvers Q&A

Your name:
Elliot Smith.

Where are you from?
Buxton, England.

Name of band:
Arkham Karvers.

Who else is in your band?
Greg Smith, Josh Reddy (also Buxton) and Dave Gash, Mark Lane (from Golborne).

How would you describe yourselves?
We're essentially indie, with reggae and ska influences. Someone once said it's music to listen to in the sunshine, which essentially sums it up quite well but we do have the odd night time number too.

Who are your main influences musically?
Bedouin Soundclash, The Police, The Clash, Milburn and Fat Freddy's Drop.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Can't speak for the rest of the lads, however a small dream would be to one day be able to take it on the road and play to new people up and down the country at different little venues and show them what we've got. Also, to get some kind of backing and a full album released! 

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
We played a rooftop gig in our hometown of Buxton this summer, whilst around 300 people watched from a grass bank in front of us. It was a beautiful sunny day, and a perfect setting with the backdrop of Buxton's Crescent building. Brilliant! 

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Not a thing! Even the shit gigs are great, we get along really well so even road trips playing to an empty bar in Blackburn are good fun.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I'd have to say "The Road". It's not got that reggae/ska element that many of our newer tunes have, but it definitely has a characteristically catchy hook and summery vibe.

Where can we listen to it?



Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We've got a few gigs coming up - 14th September Zanzibar Liverpool; and a huge one at O2 Academy Liverpool on 5th October! Ticket details are on the official site listed above, come and check us out!

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