Welcome to the feature where we talk to musicians about some of their favourite things about the industry. Today we speak to the band Virtue In Vain to find out their favourite things, be sure to check out their latest track The Whispers Of Sleep
What is your favourite:
Song you have written
Hywel: That’s a difficult one. I would have to say Marionette. I just love the song. For me it truly cemented what our sound was.
Emyr: Our song relapse
Hywel: ‘Burning Bridges Is Nothing When I’m Burning The City’
Emyr: ‘I Know there’s hope you just need to find it’
Hywel: Mike Hranica from The Devil Wears Prada
Emyr: Sam Osbourne from Napoleon
Film or television show
Hywel: V for Vendetta
Emyr: Line of Duty
Venue to perform at:
Hywel: The Fleece in Bristol. It’s always an honor to play that venue. So many bands I love have played that stage and to be able to play the same stage is always an amazing experience.
Emyr: Think Tank in Newcastle
Item to take with you on tour
Hywel: Fresh pants and socks. Nothing beats it after a big show
Hywel: Guitar, a good riff can completely change your mood
Song to play live:
Hywel: Marionette, its a fast and heavy song and really sets the tone of our set
Emyr: Marionette, The chorus riff is so bouncy
Album by another musician
Hywel: With Roots Above And Branches Below by The Devil Wears Prada
Emyr: Self titled by Avenged Sevenfold
Memory of tour
Hywel: Our tour with the band FRCTRD we had an ongoing joke of shouting ‘Poulet’ at each other.
Era for music
Hywel: For me it was the 2010 era of Metalcore music, so many bands came out of the scene.
Emyr: Early 2000’s, all of the sickest music came out
Part of making a record
Hywel: Being in the studio. It’s amazing to see the song come together and put on the final touches to a song.
Emyr: Recording, I like the process of it
Thing about performing at festivals:
Hywel: The energy of the crowd. The crowd makes a festival truly unique and amazing
Emyr: The Crowd, I love seeing people enjoy it
Hywel: ‘My Heart Is Bruised but Never Broken’
Emyr: ‘I know there’s hope, you just need to find it’ – To The Wind
Thing about the music industry at the moment
Hywel: The amount of new artists coming onto the scene. So many amazing bands pushing the boundaries of music and it’s so inspiring
Emyr: The Variety of bands on the scene at the moment.
Thing about this year so far?
Hywel: The release of ‘The Whispers Of Sleep’. It was out first song back after the pandemic and the support has been amazing
Emyr: The current holiday I am on in Canada
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