Q&A with Lure In

Photo by Alex Dixon @BlackBoxPhotoCo

Cam from Manchester metalcore band Lure In filled out a quick Q&A for us!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR BANDMATES WHEN YOU MET?

When we started as a band we all knew each other one way or another & we meshed well, I don’t think if you asked any of us that question we’d have a definite answer, but to give you something I’d say: the first practice we had just shocked me as everyone learnt the songs & I was just like what a talented bunch of lads being able to get everything down no problems whatsoever, not exactly a first impression but definitely an impression nonetheless.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY PLAYING SHOWS? 

My personal favourite memory playing shows was definitely when we played Sheffield for the first time, it was also one of the first times we played our song son, the crowd was going off for the set & it was a decent show & at the end of the song we have a ridiculous breakdown to finish the song, when we went into it, the crowd just stood there, not in a way that pretty much every small show is where people just stood hands crossed, but they stood still & looked at us in horror, I’ve never seen that happen before & in my head I was thinking “did we really just cause that reaction”, it was just an insane thing that’s never happened to me playing or watching a show before.

WHAT ARTIST WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION?

Collaborations wise, we’d have a few to name off, production wise, we should absolutely love to work with Kurt Ballou, he’s always put out some of the best records I’ve heard on a year by year bassists & artists wise I’d personally say A.G Cook, they’re an artist who makes really cool pop music & started the whole pc music label which I personally love & I’d love to see what they could do with one of our songs.

Photo by Alex Dixon @BlackBoxPhotoCo

WHAT SONG ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHY?

I’d say Atonement is the song I’m personally most proud of, mainly because when we finished the mix & master for that song we knew that we had something completely unique as a band & all the pieces of the puzzle just fell into place, the band existed for almost 2 years prior & that song just made everything make sense going forward.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO GAS STATION ORDER?

Nothing too special, probably just any snacks, crisps, chocolate (after a set mainly as eating chocolate before a set will not do you well vocally), & either a water or some form of energy drink, depends on the day & if I’m awake or not.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR NON-MUSICAL INFLUENCES?

I’ve mentioned this before but cinema is a massive influence on me, I’m always drawn to really tense scenes in films, especially the way Quentin Tarantino directs them, I’ve always wanted to translate that tension & claustrophobic feel in an audible form, as I feel those are the moments that challenge people the most with those films.

Photo by Alex Dixon @BlackBoxPhotoCo

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF? 

Don’t overthink things, with the music game or just life in general everyone has a tendency to overthink everything & it ends up being a mental block for you to not do things, so definitely that. The moments after I realized that the more things I manifested came true & if I spent too much time thinking about it I never would have done it.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE YEAR? 

So the plan of action for this year is to write new music and play shows, we’re not too sure of the exact dates & songs yet however we are getting moving with it sooner rather than later.

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