Welcome to 2021 and all this month we are celebrating acts, websites, content, musicians and everything in between that you should be looking out for this year! Today we talk to Sharkbait, a five piece Pop punk band from Yorkshire who are set to release new music this year!
Hello guys tell us three fun facts all about your band?
Heyo! ok so here goes,
1. Without a doubt we eat more pizza than any other band not even because its pop punk, but because it’s delicious.
2. We are 4/5s vegan/vegetarian
3. combined we have 9 Testicals
How did your band form?
Me (Max), Ash and Chris have all been jamming since we were kids pretty much, we found Nik through a shared love of pop punk music and he was like the missing jigsaw piece. We found Luke in a dumpster, taught him to talk and play bass. Now he’s the most functional out of all of us!
What was the inspiration for the band’s name?
It won the shortlist of about a million bad band names, and we could all agree on it.
What are your plans as a band for 2021?
This year we’ll be heading to the studio as much as we can to record our next EP/singles we’ve got a couple in the bank ready to be released. With a bit of luck, the world will be back to normal or something close to it by summertime so we can get back on the road doing what we love.
Are you planning to tour at all this year?
With some luck we’ll be able to go on tour again by the end of summer this year we’re talking to a few of our favorite bands to come along with us!
What other bands do you find inspiring?
Pup, they have the best music videos! They even have one of the kids from stranger things in a few!
What is your favorite song to perform live?
‘Please Guy’ is always a killer song to play live it always gets the crowd moving!
What is the most challenging?
Probably ‘Please Guy’ again, the starting riff between Ash and Chris is one the tougher parts to play, and the breakdown on ‘Charlie’ too for the guitars. If we have f**k ups live that’s where they’ll happen ha-ha
What styles do you hope to see more of in music this year?
Do you have any new years resolutions? If so what are they?
This year we’ll be procrastinating less and getting things done! So now we drink the whole bottle of rum, not just half.
Are you on social media? If so how can people find out more about you?
Three words why people should listen to you this year?
Why not eh?
Who are your ones to watch for 2021?
US obviously! But also, Lyon estates from Leeds are dope, A New Hope a killer EZ core band we’ll be touring with when we can.
QUICK FIRE ROUND
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
When it comes to food, I play it safe, probably something like squid or octopus when I was younger
If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
Maybe one of the Four Year Strong dudes so I can know what it’s like to have a real beard and make money from my music
Your favourite lyric? Out of our own music, probably “I thank each mistake I’ve ever made” from Worth The Weight
What is the most delightful word you can think of?
Favourite song by another musician?
The Wonder Years – Hostels & Brothels
What is your favourite movie quote?
Ok, no cream (Super Troopers)
Who is your favourite cartoon character and why?
Master Splinter for giving our heroes with a half shell a healthy diet of the good stuff……pizza