Bad Heritage – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

(AMELIA) One that wants to have fun. We want to make songs that make you feel good and play shows that reflect that.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

(LAUREN) So, Amelia and I met in 2019 and bonded through our love of Rival Sons, after a few member changes we finally found the perfect people in Tom and Jonny and now, since 2021, we’ve been really getting along and writing some really fun stuff.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

(LAUREN) Me and Amelia personally love Rival Sons, Jonny loves Thin Lizzy and Tom loves bands like Slipknot and Volbeat. Non-musical, I’d probably go for someone like David Attenborough, his love of the planet is a big inspiration for me as I’m very climate conscious.. as is Amelia.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

(LAUREN) As a band, we could daydream forever about playing arenas and stadiums, but really the goal is just to keep enjoying what we’re doing and the music we’re writing.. if the daydreams happen, then that’s awesome! However, if not, at least we had the best time anyways.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

(AMELIA) Me and Lauren write the songs together, either Lauren will write a riff or I’ll come up with a vocal melody and we’ll build it up with each other from there. Once we have a basic structure, the main bones of the song down, we take it to the boys at rehearsals and they really help to give the songs character.

In terms of narrative, we have anything from love and work to mental health and being apprehended by private security teams!


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

(AMELIA) Lauren does a lot of the promotion, lots of it’s through social media. Social media is such a massive hub for this kind of thing now, also people seem to love live videos! We’ve also done giveaways to promote stuff too, giveaway a t-shirt and stuff.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

(LAUREN) It is an unstoppable force, one I think most of us are guilty of. I don’t like that it doesn’t help artists in any notable way, really, but it’s a train that’s left the station and it isn’t coming back.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

(JONNY) Don’t Believe a Word by Thin Lizzy – It’s the perfect rock song with very meaningful lyrics and one of the best guitar solos ever delivered! Not only does it have energy, soul and raw rock, but it fits into 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Killer.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

(LAUREN) Unsupportive people, old food being left in the fridge and people who don’t replace the toilet roll when they finish it!


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

(JONNY) Playing Manchester Academy, absolutely incredible opportunity.. and to have it as our third ever gig? Amazing.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

(AMELIA) Well, promotion of Saviour Control of course. But we also have around 6 new songs, some are in the live show mix and some are very new, our next task is getting those recorded and out into the ears of anyone who’ll listen!


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

(LAUREN) We have t-shirts on bandcamp, we have our first EP on bandcamp and iTunes, I believe. Saviour Control will be available once it’s out and we also have some merch bundles in the works, so keep an eye out for those!

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