God On My Right blew my mind with the release of their debut EP Swallow at the start of the year so to have the guys back on the blog once again is an honour! This interview was completed just after the release of Swallow and details the boys’ formation to their own impression of the EP as well as others, while also leaving little hints as to what the rest of the year entails for them. Don’t forget to support the band via their Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud pages. Enjoy!
Hello God On My Right, how’s it going? ‘Hey, not bad thanks. We are good.’
What’s the story behind how the two of you came to make music? ‘We’ve always talked about doing a project like this. We’ve worked together a lot in the past on film/ art/ music projects but lived at opposite ends of the country so it’s only now that we’ve finally been in a position to really do this properly.’
You’ve very recently released your debut EP in Swallow. Are you happy with how it’s turned out and the reception it’s received? ‘We didn’t have much of an expectation to be honest. When we had the opportunity to release something with Deltasonic we decided to go with a 4-track EP because we wanted to give people a taste of the different sides of us. You could go on forever changing things but at some point you have to draw a line under it and let go. We’re happy with how it turned out and it’s good to have something there to give people a taste of what to expect from us.’
It’s sound is quite aggressive yet seems to have some elements of Pop to it. Was this the sound you wanted to create in the initial recording sessions? ‘The songs as you hear them are pretty much how they’ve always been. Some are quite aggressive and some not so much. They didn’t really evolve in the recording / mixing process, the difficulty was trying to capture the rawness we hear when we play the songs live. Although it’s quite electronic in its creation, it’s totally organic in the way it’s performed so capturing that in a recording sometimes becomes about leaving in the deficiencies and celebrating the scruffy edges.’
What made you both come to the decision to try working together on a project rather than continue solo ventures? ‘We’ve worked together in the past and whatever we are doing we’ll usually involve each other and sound ideas off of each other which usually forces things in a better direction. We both have such similar ideas that it always seems to make more sense to collaborate.’
What’s the plan for 2018? Is a follow up to Swallow planned? ‘We’ve got quite a bit of material that we are excited about so we might look at some smaller releases but we don’t know what form that would take at the moment. We are really just looking forward to playing live more and doing some festivals and out of town shows.’
Finally, if you could close out this interview with one final thought, what would it be? ‘We always hope to win people over at our live shows and have discovered some great new bands by just randomly going to shows. So we’d just like to encourage everyone to keep supporting live music before more of the great venues around are shut down.’