Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Our Kingdom Q&A

Your name: 
Stewart Whiteford (Rhythm Guitar).

Where are you from?
Chadwell Heath, Essex, England.

Name of band:
Our Kingdom.

Who else is in your band?
Fraser Goodwin - Vocals 
Luke Warwick - Lead Guitar
Stuart Wood - Bass
Sam Warwick - Drums

How would you describe yourselves?
Alternative post-hardcore.

Who are your main influences musically?
My personal influences are guitarists like Lee Gaze (Lostprophets). I grew up listening to LostProphets so they were and still are a great influence on me. So when it comes to writing I like to fuse their style of music with a lot of British hardcore like While She Sleeps, Heart In Hand and Bring Me The Horizon.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We'd just like to be able to get as many people as possible to hear our music, because we're extremely passionate about what we do and we're very proud of all the music we write. So to have people listening to us and being able to appreciate the hard work we put in, that's what it's all about!

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
I think our first show as Our Kingdom. We got to support one of our favourite bands Verses at Academy2 Islington where we ended up playing to a mostly full room. So for our first show, that was pretty special!

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Haha! At our last show I snapped a string first strum in and that night we decided not to bring a spare guitar, so I spent the next song and a bit looking for another guitar! Thankfully Daniel Harris from Amaryllis was lovely enough to let me use his Fender!

If you had to choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Have You Ever Been To Coney Island?, which is the first single from our new EP (out August 24th) was the first song we wrote as a band and I think it still represents us. We were going through a bit of an ordeal trying to find the right singer, so when Fraser came about we played him the song and he instantly had lyrics which worked and fitting the vibe, so that's a pretty special song for us! We also open with is live!

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?
Twitter: @OurKingdom_UK

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