Hi, North Seasons, thanks for taking the time to have a chat with us!
Hello to you too, we’re really good at chatting, let’s do this!
First of all, can you tell us who you are and what sort of sound you make?
We are North Seasons and we come from Newcastle, which is famous for beer and Geordie Shore and Sting. We kind of sound like a mixture of all three of those things, only heavier and totally different.
You’ve formed fairly recently and seem full of ambition, where do you see yourselves in five years?
We’re actually pretty deceiving – we’ve been together for a couple of years now but spent most of that time writing and recording with no sort of publicity or advertising or anything; intentionally of course. Five years is a long way away, we’d love to think we could be playing huge shows around the world; realistically we just want to be in a financial position where we can tour steadily and release the music we want without having to worry about not being able to afford to live.
September 8th sees the release of your debut single. Silhouettes. What’s influenced the track musically and lyrically?
We draw influences from a whole range of musical and non-musical sources and we all come from very different backgrounds. Usually, our lyrics are pretty autobiographical and Silhouettes is no different – Harvey knows how to pour himself into his lyrics and we all love that. Oddly enough a lot of the instrumentation for the track was written years ago before the band even started.
This’ll be the first release off your debut EP. How much can you tell us about that as of yet?
Haha not so much just yet! It’s all fully recorded and ready to release, we’ve been sitting on it for a little while waiting for the right time to get it out there which has been insanely frustrating but we know it will be worth it in the end. There are six tracks on the record and they cover a range of sounds – there’s some incredibly heavy stuff on there as well as some more melodic singalong tracks and even some weird experimental stuff to spice things up a bit. We’re pretty aware that we’re still in the process of ‘finding our sound’ but we’re all really happy with what we have come up with so far and we’re so excited for everyone to hear it!
You’ve also got a UK tour coming up, what should we be prepared for?
Yeah we have some stuff in the pipeline that is in the process of being finalised right now. We want to be one of those bands that is known for their live show so we’re working on it all the time trying to make it the best it possibly can be. We try to make it as passionate and energetic as possible – a real live experience that differs a bit from the average gig.
Anything else planned for this year we should know about? You seem busy enough as it is!
We like to plan ahead and we have A LOT planned for the rest of the year. We’ve already begun work on our debut full length; we have a whole lot of as of yet unfinished ideas that we’re working on with respects to that and we couldn’t be more excited about what we’re working on!
And, finally, what’s the best bit about being in a band so far?
North Seasons is kind of like a really close-knit family and we have real love for each other (except George, he’s minging) as well as all the people we work closely with – we’re lucky enough to work with a really talented, down to earth team of people who really strive to get us to where we want to be which we’re hugely grateful for.
Also the girls, which there are obviously loads of…