The cool thing as a journalist is, that whenever you create a feature which allows the readers to go behind the scenes, you're also able to check out what's happening behind the scenes.
I absolutely love working on features like our "Behind The Song" segment because it allows me to learn more about tunes I really like.
Of course these features wouldn't work without the artists; it's always up to them whether we get to read something interesting.
Finding out what inspired a song is probably one of my favourite 'perks' this job brings along.
And I hope you guys enjoy it just as much!
Today we have The Old Border here to introduce us to their new single!
The Old Border are a four piece band from South London, UK.
Their sound can be described as alternative and indie-rock.
They formed in 2013 and have a debut EP out called "Rehearsed In The Mirror".
The Old Border share a love for rock music bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Artic Monkeys and Biffy Clyro. The legendary Bruce Springsteen is also one of their influences.
The band consists of:
Ben Woolford (vocals, guitar)
Jimmy Nicholls (guitar)
Matt Braid (bass)
Alex Howson (drums)
Their recently released single "Little Infinity" immediately became one of our new favourite tracks.
Songwriter Ben took the time to chat us through the process of writing and recording the song.
Check it out:
"We wrote "Little Infinity" in the summer of 2015, after spending a bit of time away from London.
Like most of our songs, it started on an acoustic with a basic melody, but once we took it to rehearsals we came up with a more complex arrangement.
Our bassist Matt wrote the driving bassline, allowing the guitars to play around with accents and create a progressive feel to the verse.
Lyrically the song is about escaping and people seeking brief happiness with one another. We wanted to create a sound that reflected that. Most of the instrumental was laid down in one sweaty afternoon and probably shows the band in its rawest form."
Listen to "Little Infinity" below!
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