Metallers With One Last Breath (WOLB) have recently joined us at Small Town Records so SmallTownEmily sat down for a cup of tea and a good old natter with WOLB bassist Joe Lancaster, to discuss the release of their upcoming EP!
Hi Joe, tell us about the release of your EP on February 25th. What’s it called and what can WOLB fans expect to hear?
Hey Emily! The EP ‘Wake the dead’ that’s being released on the 25th is a re-recorded version of the EP released years ago. I wasn’t in the band when the first one was released so after writing, touring and a lot of drinking we knew it had be beefed up and modernised into that we have now.
Give us a brief history of your band, for those who are new to your music.
Well I was a cheeky fucker and jumped in after the former bassist left haha! As a band we have dug deep to get where we are. We went through a phase which every band goes through where we tried to sound like our favourite band only shitter haha but we then broke through that stage and listened to a wide range of different music, even including jazz! It seemed to flick a switch in the Graves brothers head and that’s what gives us the sound we have!
So who are your current favourite UK Metal band and why?
With One Last Breath cause I’m part of it haha! If I have to choose I’d say While she sleeps. Fellow Yorkshire metallers that have worked incredibly hard to get where they are now and they are fucking killing it!
…And (just for fun) favourite mainstream artist? (for example, I (regrettably) quite enjoy a bit of Conor Maynard…sorry everyone)
Celine Dion! Have you seen the titanic?!
You boys are off on tour in April with Adept and Despite My Deepest Fear. Are you looking forward to the shows? Any surprises in there for fans?
I cannot wait for this tour, it’s going to be unreal! I see tours as adventures, I never know what’s going to happen next! I know Adept and Despite my deepest fear are insane so I cannot wait to see what shenanigans we get up to on and off the stage haha!
Which track is your favourite from the new EP?
Burn out the flame, it’s got so much more balls than the previous ‘Before you go’.
Best music-related moment you’ve ever had ever?
Signing the copies of our new EP a few hours ago! Also being back stage on tour with AA and meeting Charlie Watts the drummer from The Rolling Stones! It’s all been insane!
Thanks Joe, you can pre-order your copy of the ‘Wake the Dead’ EP from www.smalltownrecords.bigcartel.com or on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/wake-the-dead-ep/id602265012