Fever Days is the solo project of Oli Green from Newcastle. This dude has released two singles so far and they – ‘Bored’ and ‘Hey’ – proper tickled my fancy, so you can imagine how stoked I am to have had a little chat with him! Enjoy.
Hey Fever Days, how’s it going? I’m very well thank you!
First of all, tell us the story of how you got into music and who influenced you into wanting to create music. I started playing guitar around the age of 10, and started writing my own songs at around 15. I also taught myself to play the drums at around 15 too. The first few songs I wrote were pretty awful, but I kept at it and my song-writing has developed hugely since then, and I feel like it is still improving today with each song I write. The first rock band I ever listened to properly was Green Day, and so they’re a big influence of mine. My guitar teacher as a kid was also a big influence, as he really got me into writing my own stuff, as opposed to just playing covers.
You’ve recently released a new single in the form of ‘Hey’, which is awesome. What can you tell us about it? Thank you very much! This single has a very different vibe to it compared to my first one, ‘Bored’, but I suppose that sums up what Fever Days is all about. I don’t like to stick to just one genre or sound as I often get bored of that pretty quickly, and so I like to write songs in accordance with whatever sort of stuff I’m listening to at the time, which results in a lot of different sounding tunes. I think ‘Hey’ is one of my favourite songs I’ve written so far – it’s a huge sounding rock song, and a great one to jump around to. Lyrics wise it’s about shouting out against sort of being ignored and overlooked back at school. Hopefully people dig it and will be able to shout along at gigs!
It’s your second ever single. How’s it feel to get your feet planted in the music world? It feels great. I really never expected anything to come from this project, I just wanted to put the songs out to see what people thought, and the response has been incredible so far, and I feel like I’ve made a good impression in the North-East. Now that I know that people are interested in my music, I’m going to take a step back from releases for the moment and really work on my production skills so my next release can sound huge, as well as getting a good live show together in preparation for upcoming gigs.
You’ve got quite a bit of buzz generated from these two singles. Does reactions play a part into how you go about doing things in terms of music? Will it influence future music? Definitely, I always aim to take on any criticisms and work on them to make sure the next releases sound better. One of the main criticism’s I’ve faced so far is the fact that my songs need to be produced better, and so at the moment I am trying to work hard on this before I release anything else. At the end of the day it is all a learning curve, and the reactions I get, good or bad, help me shape my future releases.
Speaking of future music, should we expect to hear more from you this year? Possibly in the form of an EP or album? I don’t have any plans set in stone yet, but you should definitely be hearing a few more tracks this year. I really want to get the momentum I’ve built going.
Finally, if you could close out this interview with one final thought, what would it be? Check out Fever Days on social media and Spotify, and if you’re in Newcastle, come down to a gig! Hopefully they’ll be a lot of fun. Thank you Adam for taking the time to interview me!