INTERVIEW: IN DECEPTION ON DEBUT EP LORE.
Sharing the knowledge and bridging the gap between two worlds.
SICK AND SOUND is pleased to present to its readers an exclusive interview our editor-in-chief Alessandra had with IN DECEPTION post-hardcore outfit hailing from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
We are catching up with the band after the release of their debut EP titled LORE last May 2018. Our track by track review for LORE EP is available at: www.sickandsound.it/terrific-debut-for-in-deception-punching-and-charming-with-lore-ep .
- Let’s start talking about your outfit. Tell us more how it was brought together and about the influences and bands which have inspired your music.
We all went to high school together, then started jamming in a bungalow and played Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive and A Day To Remember covers. As far as influences, we all draw on different inspirations; pop punk (All Time Low, Mayday Parade) then more metal/post-core outfits (Parkway Drive, Ocean Grove, I Killed The Prom Queen).
- Let’s dig the inspiration leading to the choice of “In Deception” as your name.
It’s a secret.
- Who are Andrew Burnham, Nathan Spikin, Mitch Turner, Jordan Ley and Paxton outside of their post-hardcore outfit? Anything personal you would love to share with our readers to know more about yourselves.
We all dedicate a lot of free time to gaming…Jordan likes mountain biking…We’re burger enthusiasts…
- Lore EP is your debut record released in May 2018. There is no title track, and the name you have chosen for the record seems to recall traditions. Let’s talk more about the title and the artwork too.
LORE was the right title because we didn’t start writing the EP with a theme in mind, so ‘lore’ felt right because we wrote by sharing and exploring ideas; ideas that came naturally to us – hence ‘shared knowledge’. The artwork represents two people exchanging their stories, their lore, their folklore. The bridge represents bridging the gap between two worlds.
- While reviewing your record I have found a wicked combination of heaviness and catchiness. The record is made up of tracks punching the listener on the face as GG, O.P, Icarus and songs able to carry you away with crisp harmony and melodic sections such as Airborne and Father. Let’s talk about this balance you have found and the mindset behind the heavy-melodic sound you offer instead of going for straight heaviness.
All of our different inspirations and the music that we listen to comes into full fruition on the EP. So whether it’s metalcore, pop punk or postcore; we never really chose a genre for ourselves so we just played whatever we wanted to and they’re just the sort of songs that came out of that process.
- What are your personal favourite tracks off LORE EP and why?
Nathan – Father: it’s fun to play and it’s catchy
Matthew – GG: because I’m the ‘backbone’ who wrote it J
Andrew – O.P: it’s fun to play live and I can just belt it out
Mitch – Icarus: because it’s such a well developed song
Jordan – Airbourne: because I’ve been in it the whole ten years since it’s been written
- Let’s talk about lead single O.P for which a video release has also been produced. In what measure and how this song best represents your record?
It lays the foundation for the rest of the EP and is a good representation of our sound
- What lyrical themes were discussed into LORE EP and what message In Deception would love to spread with this record?
We focus on the challenges one may face in their life; emotions, feelings, situations and the message we’d love to spread is ‘be good to each other’.
- What were the easiest aspects you faced working on this record and what about the most challenging ones?
The easiest thing was writing the music, the hardest thing was shutting Jordan up! Seriously, the writing was fairly easy and working in a professional recording studio for the first time was quite challenging; but we learnt the ropes.
- Can you reveal our readers some anticipations on your upcoming Australian tour and forthcoming projects?
We’re going to tour the Australian capital cities and play with some bigger name bands in those locations. The immediate plan is to release a single, then an album.
Thank you for your time and a massive good luck with LORE EP. We are longing for more music to be dropped from In Deception, will support you into Europe and US and will keep an eye on you!
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