Interview with Lewis Wright of Attic Theory and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What is your name and what type of artist are you?
LW: I’m Lewis Wright, I am the frontman of Attic Theory. We are an alternative groove rock sextet, based in Liverpool.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
LW: Attic Theory features previous members of Matchstickmen, Rain May Fall and LimeHawk. Peter Donnelly (Guitarist) and myself decided it was time to start something fresh and new, something different to what we had previously been doing so we searched for the best musicians we could find… but they were all busy so we settled for this ragtag bunch.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
LW: My musical influences would have to be Scott Weiland, Kev Martin and Mike Patton. 3 unique singers who think outside of the box when writing and creating their melodies. When Scott died, I was devastated. My non-musical influences would have to be my parents and step parents, they’ve supported me from day one. My dad has always given me honest feedback and my mum is definitely my number one fan.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
LW: Like every musician, just to make a living from music and for this to be our sole source of income… and a mansion and a room full of gold coins I can swim in like Scrooge McDuck… but that’s all.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
LW: Someone will have the ‘light bulb’ moment and bring an idea for a song to the table but we work as one, as a collective mind, a hive mind to produce the finished track. It’s how we develop our signature. I try to be relatable when I write the lyrics, I explore themes of manipulation, humanity’s natural “fight or flight” instinct and – to some degree – the darker side of humanity. One thing you will not get from us is another song about lockdown. Everyone has had enough so the last thing I’d want to listen to is a reminder of how terrible 2020 was.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
LW: Anyway we possibly can. If that means strapping a board to our drummer Matt, giving him a bell and sending him into the streets to spread the word of ‘AT’ then so be it.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
LW: When major streaming services correctly pay artists, we will be on to something good.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
LW: Still remains by Stone Temple Pilots because it’s one of the most beautiful and perfect songs ever written.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
LW: Personally, a pet peeve of mine is when we arrive at a venue and there isn’t a place for me to do my vocal warm-ups in private. If I don’t warm-up correctly, I could damage my voice. It hasn’t happened that many times but it puts me right out of sync when it does.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
LW: One of them is definitely being crowned the Planet Rock ‘The Rocks 2020’ best new band award winners this year. To win an award alongside big winners Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, The Who and Slash is absolutely unreal. We could not have done it without the support of our fans… our ‘Theorists’, our family and our friends and everyone who voted for us. It means the world to us.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
LW: We are releasing our debut EP ‘THE SIGN OF AN ACTIVE MIND’ on Friday 27th November. We can’t wait to hear what you all think of it. We will also be returning to the studio in the new year to continue work on our debut album.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
LW: You can pre-save ‘THE SIGN OF AN ACTIVE MIND’ on your preferred music service – https://orcd.co/gbzgjym or purchase the CD at our website store – https://attictheory.co.uk/store
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