Sunday, 15 March 2015
Up & Coming Pop Punk Bands | Splitsville
Splitsville are an emo/grunge-infused pop punk band who hail from Exeter, UK. Since their formation in October 2014 the trio have been writing relentlessly and playing live shows which highlight the raw intensity of their sound. We asked the promising young band a few questions to get to know more about them and what influences their sound:
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
We are from Exeter in the UK.
HOW DID YOU FORM?
Jordan (vocals): I put an ad up asking if anyone wanted to start a band that sounded like The Story So Far, then Joe (drums) put an ad up asking if anyone wanted to start a band sounding like Counterparts. Then we met up and wrote a load of songs that sounded kinda like Modern Baseball, then Jim (bass) joined and we now we kinda sound like Hindsights.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BAND NAME?
It's taken from the La Dispute song 'For Mayor in Splitsville.'
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR MUSIC AND HAVE YOU GOT ANY PLANS FOR NEW MUSIC IN THE FUTURE?
Last week we released our first single 'I'll Be Fine' on Bandcamp for free download. We're currently discussing options for recording our first EP, we're hoping to have it out before the end of the summer.
DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN 5 WORDS FOR SOMEONE WHO'S NEVER LISTENED TO YOU BEFORE...
Sad boys with unreciprocated love.
IF YOU COULD PLAY A SHOW WITH ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Jordan: Gnarwolves because we'd have a fucking awesome time
Jim: Basement because if they actually played a UK show and you managed to play with them you'd have to be special.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE FAVOURITE POP PUNK ALBUMS?
Captain We're Sinking- The Future Is Cancelled
Modern Baseball- You're Gonna Miss It All
Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties- We Don't Have Each Other
Title Fight- Shed
Finch- What It Is To Burn
Check out the music video for 'I'll Be Fine' by Splitsville below:
Splitsville's Facebook | Bandcamp