eFestivals talks to Breathe in the Silence

Download 2014 interview

published: Thu 17th Jul 2014

around the festival site

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Donington Park, Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RP, England MAP
£195 for five nights with camping
daily capacity: 111000
last updated: Thu 5th Jun 2014

eFestivals caught up with Breathe in the Silence for a few words after their Download appearance.

How was it playing to the Download crowd?

It was amazing; the response we had was more than what we could have hoped for. We were worried that the tent was going to be empty and we’d be playing to just the sound guy. The tent was packed out and people were singing the words back to us as well as giving us some movement. We couldn’t have asked for more from our first Download experience.

How would you describe your sound?

We blend a sort of metalcore sound with a Funeral For A Friend, Post-Hardcore sort of vibe. We don’t really like to pigeonhole ourselves as we all have very different tastes between each other. There’s no idea what our next release will sound like or what any of the new stuff will sound like. We’re constantly changing and progressing as musicians and as a band, so to describe it now is not an indication of what’s to come. At the moment as I said, it’s basically clean singing, riffs and breakdowns!

Can we expect to see you touring the UK soon?

Keep a close eye over the summer as we’re going to be announcing something soon. It’s all in the works but keep an eye out in your local areas for us!

Did you have chance to catch any of the other bands at Download? If so, who?

We all caught loads of different bands between us at Download. Our fellow Red Bull band’s Create To Inspire and They Say Fall smashed it. We love them guys.

Apart from that, Letlive, Avenged Sevenfold, Memphis May Fire, Suicide Silence, Baby Godzilla, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, While She Sleeps, Miss May I and so many more.
Download Festival is such a hard one when it comes to deciding what bands to see!

Do you have any new material due out soon?

At the moment we are not going to be releasing anything for a bit. We’re back writing as we’ve just released our Debut EP, but don’t expect anything until Summer 2015 maybe later. We just want to play as much as we can and as far out as we can go!

Is there any particular band that you would love to be on the same bill as?

Letlive would definitely be a band we’d love to share a stage with. They’re a phenomenal live band and their material is so unique and wild. Would love to meet them guys and chill!

Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to start a band?

Don’t think you can’t do it. We’ve been going for under 2 years and we’ve just played Download. We are living proof that no matter where you’re from, things can happen to normal people. We’re poor as anything, so we didn’t buy ourselves fantastic gear and a van from day 1. Just commit, work as hard as you can on your material and stage performance, and support your local music scene. That’s where it all begins and ends, with the people you meet in your local area.

Do you ever get fed up with being asked the same interview questions by music reviewers?

Some of the questions that we get asked do come up a lot but we do try to give different answers every time to keep it interesting. But yes it can get a bit monotonous explaining where your band name came from and stuff! It’s nice to do an interview with different questions, so thank you guys!

In your own words why should someone start to listen to your music?

If you’re into energetic music with a bit of punch, with a sing along feel as well, give us a listen!

Who is more important in a band out of the drummer or the guitarist?

Clichéd I know but each are equally as important. If a riff is awesome but the pulse is not right, then we’ve got a rubbish song. Then if we’ve got a class A drummer but some guy playing ‘Smoke on the water’ in a different key, again, we have a rubbish song.

Melody is just as important as rhythm. And vice versa.

Have you ever had any spinal tap moments whilst playing live?

Live there’s been a couple of times where we would get off stage and find the nearest place to climb high and mosh, get in the mosh pit or simply shout into someones face.

The night we first got to Download, Adam was running around the campsite naked for a bit when he was hammered. That was quite funny.


interview by: Luke Seagrave

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Donington Park, Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RP, England MAP
£195 for five nights with camping
daily capacity: 111000
last updated: Thu 5th Jun 2014


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