Friday, 5 December 2014

The Old Border Q&A

Your name:
Alex Howson (drummer).

Where are you from?
Epsom, Surrey.

Name of band: 
The Old Border.

Who else is in your band?
Ben Woolford (Lead vocals, guitar)
Jimmy Nicholls (Guitar)
Matt Braid (Bass)

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
We're and earnest group of 20-somethings from the London suburbs, totally in love with making noise and writing songs.

Who are your main influences musically?
This would be a long list because as a band we don't have many collective influences, it's a general collaboration of everything we like as individuals. Springsteen has always had a large impact on how the songs are written.That and a collective childhood love of indie and alternative rock. We've certainly bonded over bands like Bloc Party and Biffy Clyro.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
At our current stage we'd love nothing more than to have our songs sung back to us by an audience, can't imagine anything more humbling.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The recording session for the EP has to be up there. Mainly because this project was in the pipeline long before it actually came about, so that particular session was somewhat the climax of many months of anticipation and hard work. That and we came out with something we're really proud of.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Any moments spent lugging our gear around on London public transport. You don't normally make many friends carrying a flight case on the Tube at rush hour on a Friday.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
'All Over' probably best shows what our band is about. 

Where can we listen to it? 
It will be available on our soundcloud from the middle of December.

Where can we find out more about your music? 

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
We will be releasing 'All Over' in December and our EP 'Rehearsed in the Mirror' in January 2015.

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