Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Holding Poison

Tell us about:

Your latest single you have released:

Our latest single is called ‘Destination, Same Old’ – Slightly different from our other tracks but has a great vibe to it! 

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

Our first single was a track called ‘Sitting Duck’. I suppose we were both more excited about the release than nervous as we had spoken about making music together for 5 odd years so it was definitely a milestone! 

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

Matt: I’d say the live version of Curbside 

Jack: I’d probably say the same to be honest, we changed it up a little from the EP version and there’s something about the live version that just has a great feel to it. 

Your favourite song to play live:

Matt: Tick Tock or Curbside

Jack: Curbside and By a Thread 

Your most emotional track:

Probably Sitting Duck in terms of meaning behind the track

The best lyric you have ever written:

Matt: I have a few lines or sections which just seem to flow nicely, I’m not sure if they are the best lyrics I’ve ever written but the second verse of By a Thread has a good flow to it and then id say Tick Tock bridge section.

Jack: I’m sure there’s a few good ones from back in the day but I tend to leave lyric duties up to Matt

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

Matt: Excitement more than anything, especially when you are playing music you’ve written yourselves 

Jack: Honestly it just feels like home.


The hardest track to play live:

Matt: Singing and playing By a Thread takes quite a lot of concentration due to the rhythm of the guitar, its great fun though! 

Jack: Yeah By a Thread’s quite intense but I really enjoy it. We’ve also thrown in a cover of Low by Foo Fighters from time to time which is a real workout 

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

Matt: Toothbrush and a guitar 

Jack: As long as there’s a well stocked beer fridge I’m happy

Describe your fans in three words:

Absolute legends (2 words count right?) 

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

Matt: That’s a tough one as there are quite a few! one is – All my life – Foo fighters. Just as I remember when I was first getting into rock music and that track coming on one of the music channels. Blew my mind

Jack: Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

We are talking over when to start working on the tracks we’ve got demoed, I’d imagine more new music and some live shows! The best thing to do is to keep up to date with our social media pages as that’s where all our latest updates come!

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