I See Vultures – Interview
Interview with Jamie – Bassist. I See Vultures and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
J: We’re a band from Leicester who play whatever the hell we want. I guess we’re a punk band but everyone’s got a different idea about what that is, so I suppose we’re just I See Vultures.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
J: Dan, Dave and Hussein have been making music in various capacities for the past 10 years. When Mitch and myself joined a couple of years ago, we became I See Vultures.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
J: Personally, I’m a big fan of The Fall of Troy, At The Drive In and Gallows to name a few. I think as a band we have a range of influences that mean that we don’t try to sound like a particular band we all like.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
J: We are keen to get our music heard.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
J: Generally, Dave writes the initial ideas to the song, he’s a fucking genius in the way that he writes so it’s great to be involved in the writing process with him. In terms of lyrics, Dan take a lead on this and me and him spend a lot of time demoing songs and tweaking vocals before recording in the studio.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
J: We are yet to have the chance to play a show, we had a number of great shows lined up before COVID hit. In terms of promotions though, we were focussing on curating solid line ups that people wanted to see.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
J: Since we were all in our previous bands and writing and recording music, the scene has changed massively. We are open to downloading our music and want as many people as possible to hear what we’re putting out but it does have it’s downsides, recording costs money and none of this is recouped in streams or downloads! On a personal note, I like having a physical copy of an album or EP in my possession and part of the collection!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
J: For me, it would be ‘In The Belly of A Shark’ by Gallows, that song captures the energy of everything I love about music.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
J: I’m currently in the process of moving house so everything about moving house is a pet peeve. Either that or photos of food in restaurants?
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
J: In a previous band, we played a show in Sheffield and saw a group of people wearing our T Shirts, it was an incredibly proud moment until we approached them and they had no idea who we were!
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
J: We are currently working on an EP/mini album to be released in 2021. Due to the pandemic, it is difficult to get us all in the same room so we are working in a different way to what we’re used to which is new and exciting.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
J: To date, including ‘Neversafe’ we have released three singles, all of which can be found on all major platforms.