30 January 2012

Fresh Meat Monday - No Island

Would you care to introduce yourself?

We are No Island, a hardcore band from Glasgow. Or, if you want names - Chris McGlynn/MC (vox), Mark McGregor (drums), Stu Kennedy (guitar), and myself, Ryan Drever on bass.

How would you describe the music you make?

Fast as fuck, slow-as-fuck, fast-as-fuck.

How did you start out making music?

We all kind of loosely knew each other having played in bands around Glasgow for a while. I used to be in a band with MC called Hey Vampires, who played with McGregor’s old band Corpses a couple times and me and Stu used to be in a band called Drive-by Argument. MC was starting a new band, had McGregor in mind on drums, drafted me in on bass and asked if I knew any guitarists. After a chance conversation with Stu which involved him telling me how much he wanted to play in a hardcore band, we booked a practice and thus, the band was born. That was about six/seven months ago.

What process goes into the way you write songs?

There’s not much of a process as such. MC wrote the first batch of songs in his room and we just worked them out in practise. It’s sort of stuck that way. If he’s got a riff or maybe a rough version of a full song, we’ll flesh it out live and go over and over it till we’re happy.

What can people expect from your live shows?

As much speed, anger and noise as we can possibly fit into 15 minutes.

What are you all listening to at the moment?

Far too much to mention. But if you want recommendations check out Night Music by our Glasgow brothers-in-arms, Hush.

What can we expect to see/hear from you in the future?

We’re working on doing as many shows as we can physically fit into the next few months and hopefully tour properly towards the tail end of the summer. There will no doubt be more writing and recording along the way, but our first few songs are up at http://nofuckingisland.bandcamp.com/.

It’s free so feel free to share as you see fit!

No Island - End It


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