Initially I think forming a band just seemed like a good idea, and I suppose it is. But a better reason would be because we wanted to make music we liked. There are bands everywhere now and I'd say about 75% misses the spot with me, so if you're not satisfied by what's currently available, then I say do it yourself!
How long have you been together, how do you deal with line up changes?
We've been together getting on for six months now under this current guise, and the addition of a new member has only served to strengthen the line up.
The outlook now is just to put a lot more thought into everything we do, playing with more depth and variation
Do you have a song writing partnership?
Ryan writes most of the songs, I write the odd one, but everyone chips in with ideas. The way songs progress is definitely a group effort. Once a basic idea is in place then it can be done any number of ways because it's much easier to be spontaneously creative musically then it is lyrically. It can make you seem disinterested or lazy if you put a song out there of which you could write the entire lyrical content on the back of a stamp... Either that or you're very resourceful with paper and you write really small.
Google search your name and what do you find?
Only Google image search we did recently was for goose.
Do you have any superstitions or must have items to bring luck and good fortune?
Er... not really superstitious, but Zeppelin brand cider (brewed exclusively for Bargain Booze in the UK) is always a welcome mascot to have along.
How about future recordings?
We're currently recording some songs and should be sorted out soon but with these things
it's never clear... Keep checking t'internet! www.myspace.com/cherrycobbcartel
Do you get together to socialise outside of the band?
We all live in and out of each other's pockets, transient style. Never a dull moment. "Morning George", I'll say, a greeting which more often then not gets lost due to me not knowing anyone by that name. Never mind. What with all them guitars and that lying around these social gatherings invariably descend into rehearsals, and from there, anarchy. This is usually an indication that either the Zeppelin has been flowing way too liberally or that Lord Attenborough turned up late on for a bit of a jam.
Are we as Pink Floyd suggested on the Wish You Were Here album just going over the same old ground?
...I dunno about any of that. But I do know, that there are so many bands around at the moment that one day soon the music world is going to just collapse inwardly, killing thousands and causing £1.60 worth of damage.
Screaming Sorrow (ss) is a 4 piece, acoustic, emo, pop punk, rock, ballad disaster.
The best way to describe us to people who don't really know what that means is .... a fight
between Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World with TBS and The Rocket Summer laughing at them ...
We're quite hard to categorise because of all our other bands (displacements,
Music News - Ricky We Are England Single On Sale Online
Ricky's We Are England World Cup single which features the voices of thousands
of teenagers from Hull and the surrounding area is now available as a download
from iTunes and other digital retailers for just 79p.
Two versions are available: a radio edit and the full-length version.
Both of these count towards the chart so go online and buy both versions!
Read more ...
Music Band News - Ernest Double A Side Puppies /Preggie Single Released through Sonic Vista Recordings Release Date: June 19th 2006
They have been called the most under rated band in Hull.
They find new life long fans whenever, wherever they play.
They do spectacular things with lights, sounds and bubbles.
They play jaw droppingly good music.
They are Ernest, the one, the only Ernest.
They have signed to Sonic Vista Recordings and are preparing to release a very
special Double Aside
Music News, Interviews - An Interview with iLiKETRAiNS By Michelle Dee
Live Photographs by David Robinson - iLiKETRAiNS at The Piper, 25th May 06
It was with anticipation and trepidation that I prepared to interview the Leeds trailblazers.
I had seen them play live at Scarborough last year and had been mightily impressed with both
their sound and stage presence. My trepidation came from their rather imposing
British Rail jackets I'd seen them wearing then. Something about
Music News, Interviews - An Interview with Magnet Man By Joe Hakim Photos by Mo
Magnet Man's debut album entitled Magnificent now includes his brand new
single, Wanna Flex, with a launch in the UK slated for May 2006.
The following interview took at the Hull City Hall on May 27th 2006.
I read that you were brought up in the Silver Hill area of Barbados...could you tell
me a little about your upbringing?
Silver Hill is a project area...government houses,
Music Band News - Ricky World Cup Single Release Date: 12th June 06
A charity-fundraising World Cup single featuring the voices of thousands of teenagers
from Hull and the surrounding area is currently outselling the official FA anthem by Embrace.
Ricky's We Are England single is released on June 12th with profits being donated to the NSPCC.
The single features a sampled recording of the Soccer AM-inspired
Music Band News - iLiKETRAiNS Terra Nova Single (Fierce Panda Records) Release Date: 29th May 06
Sandman described their last single nothing short of phenomenal and
A Rook House For Bobby sold out in two days.
Room Thirteen.com proclaimed the song, released through the KiDS label, an
unequivocal masterpiece. thisisUll.com described the band as epic and
malevolent after the Leeds five piece stole the show at
Music Band News - The Blackouts Split By Bassist Ian Waller
would like to announce the split of the band, as of 18th may 2006.
It was decided that it would be impossible for all band members to continue playing
and creating music and remain happy both in social lives and work/college.
While the split wasn't amicable, the remaining 3 band members are still in touch.
Music Band News - Want to play Leeds Festival?
Are you in a band? Do you want the chance to play Carling Weekend Leeds Festival?
This years Leeds festival is on 25th - 27th August at Bramham Park, Leeds.
After the success of the Lee Unsigned Stage at last year's Leeds Festival the event
organizers, Mean Fiddler, have decided to continue and are now looking for bands to
complete this year's
Music Band News - The Circus is Coming to Town
Formed in 2006 from the ashes of some of the most influential bands on the
local music scene - still life, The Raindogs and Midlands band
The Ropemakers, Circus Envy has arrived.
The band have already booked their first performance at the Wellington Inn, Russel Street,
Hull on the 1st June.
The full band will be playing in the area soon,
Music News - Pitiful Reign Update
In their first year, Pitiful Reign have played over fifty gigs,
including their first one overseas in Bari, on the north east coast of Italy.
Among the sixty live dates booked already this year the band are looking to
include more European appearances, this time in Germany.
They have already secured a return trip to Italy.
For such a young band - average age in the group 18
Music News - Killer of Saints Update
Local men of metal Killer of Saints have been recording at the
Chapel Studios and working alongside renowned studio men Ewan Davies
and Will Bartle - past artists include, Machine Head, Sikth, Cradle of Filth -
Their latest offering comes to you by way of a new EP due end of May.
Look out for details of launch night coming soon.
In the meantime you can see the band
Music News - Monday 27th March 06 - Bestfrontseat.com and Raw-UK - One small step in a Welly, one giant leap... 'Give It Some Welly' By Isabelle Tracy
Putting aside tribal and territorial differences, most of the local promoters,
musicians and media people in Hull came to The Welly to support this event -
or just to have a nosey - or maybe even to see if it was going to fall on its arse.
Well, it didn't. After 3 songs from the first band to test the signals,
there was a delay of 10 minutes to the gig going live over the internet -
due to one of
Music News - Shine On at Hull City Hall By Alex Firth
I'm currently studying at Northumbria University in Newcastle though I
shall be back home in Beverley on the 29th April. Why, you ask?
I have a concert to go to at Hull City Hall ...
Last year, I couldn't believe all the fuss that was being made about a local
(to Newcastle) band doing their first show at the most famous venue in town -
the City Hall.
The band was called Shine On, and was a tribute
Music News - Zhain on Tour in USA By Rocky
Three guys from Hull prove U.K. bands can still successfully play the U.S!
We prove not only older people can still rock 'n' roll but that U.K. bands
can still successfully play in the U.S. contrary to articles in The Times etc.
We left for Los Angeles for our first shows in 27 years with, due to
circumstances beyond our control, Anners daughter being born