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FILTH TALK TO US ABOUT THEIR DEBUT EP

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INTERVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN

As 2016 was drawing to a close, I chatted to Stoke-on-Trent psychedelic rock four-piece Filth, whom, in the relatively short time they had been together, had already made quite a mark on their local music scene.

Since then, the band have been hard at work putting together their debut offering, ‘Play That Filthy Music’, which has recently been released.

Speaking to me once again, the outfit’s guitarist Lewis Fernyhough went into further detail about the new EP, from initial idea to completion.

How did the idea for the EP come about?

The idea for the EP came from that we had some songs that we wanted people to hear, so we recorded and released them.
From where did the title ‘Play That Filthy Music’ originate?
We stole the title from a Seventies disco track and changed ‘Funky’ to ‘Filthy’.
How was the recording process?
It was sick. We had a great time recording the EP.
How would you describe the EP, both musically and lyrically?
 Filthy riffs with funky beats, with lyrics from filthy times.
What do you hope to get from your debut release?
Just to get as many people to listen to it as possible and share it with their pals.
What can your fans hope to get from it?
Some good tunes that they’ve heard before if they’ve been to one of our gigs.
Will the band be playing a few live shows to accompany the EP?
Yeah, we’re supporting Solar Asylum at The Underground in Hanley tomorrow night, and then we’ll be headlining the same venue on August 18th.
What is your aim from now on? Another EP, maybe even a full album?
Play some more gigs, get a bigger fan base, and maybe some more tunes to follow.
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 ‘PLAY THAT FILTHY MUSIC’, FILTH’S DEBUT EP, IS AVAILABLE TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD NOW FROM SOUNDCLOUD, SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC & iTunes.
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FILTH (from l-r): Lewis Fernyhough (guitar), Jack Melvin (bass/synth), Joe Van Marle (vocals), Adam Heath (drums)

INTERVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN

Filth, an emerging four-piece from Stoke-on-Trent, only formed last year, but have already make a mark on their local music scene, impressing with a sound that is a blend of psychedelia with heavy rock.

Guitarist Lewis Fernyhough chatted to us about their journey up to now, and what’s on the horizon next for them.

How did the band get together initially?

Well, me, Jack and Joe originally started as a three-piece about a year ago, and then in June we roped in Adam on the drums.

How did the name Filth come about?

It just came about in a maths lesson one day and it’s stuck ever since.

How would you describe your sound?

Well we’d say hard rock with a psychedelic edge and Joe says ‘Fucking loud’.

Which bands/artists influence you?

Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Kasabian, it gets quite varied to be honest, but each of us has sort of their own influence.

Is there a message you are trying to get across via your music at all?

We don’t really have a message, we’re just four lads playing rock and roll.

You’re all from Stoke-on-Trent. What is your opinion of the music scene there currently?

To be honest, it’s good in some aspects but in other ways it’s absolutely shit.

No bugger comes out to see bands, and not enough money is being put into the music scene.

Also, a lot of bands aren’t really that great and it does kind of put a negative view on it and people judge the whole music scene just from a small view.

Stoke is overlooked too much as a great honeypot for talented musicians who put the graft in.

It’s a shame really, but not much can be done about it.

How is it for the band playing live?

It’s mint yeah, we love it, turn up to a gig, get pissed, play for half an hour, get paid £20 each, winner!

Anything coming up in the near future at all? (EP, album etc…)

Yeah, we have an self-titled EP coming out, but that won’t be until quite far into next year.

What can we expect from the EP?

To be honest, we haven’t done a lot with it so far, we only have the title song at the moment.

What is the band’s long-term aim?

We don’t have one to be honest, at the moment, we’re just happy to go out and play gigs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAGE CAVE – The Freebird, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 11/11/2016

SUPPORT: Filth, The Skirr, Lost Notes

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REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN

PHOTOS by FRANKIE PEERS

The Staffordshire settlement of Newcastle-under-Lyme played host to fledging local rock trio Rage Cave, who were in town to promote their recently released self-titled debut EP.

In support, there were three other Potteries outfits who also look to have bright futures ahead of them.

Therefore, it was no surprise to hear that tickets had sold out prior to the gig.

Having supposed to commence proceedings at half past seven, a lengthy delay (caused by the late arrival of the sound technician) meant that things didn’t properly kick off until an hour and a half later.

However, immediately from the moment the first guitar string was plucked, courtesy of female-fronted alternative rockers Lost Notes, it was clear that it had been well worth the extended wait.

The intimacy of the venue enabled the bands to engage freely with the crowd, who quickly got into the swing of things, snapping up the free car stickers provided by indie rock ‘n’ rollers The Skirr and seeming to genuinely enjoy the high quality of music on offer.

Psychedelic rock four-piece Filth seemed to be just at home playing in the mosh-friendly environment as they were when I saw them at the more indie-oriented The Exchange in Hanley a few months back, and got just as enthusiastic a reception.

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It was then finally time for Rage Cave to take to the stage, and they couldn’t have wished for a better debut headline set, playing with the confidence and energy of a group with many more years of experience, and no doubt enjoying a boost from the atmosphere, which was probably one of the most vibrant I had ever experienced at a gig.

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I think that Rage Cave are a band to keep an eye out for in the future, if they can play sets like the one I witnessed, with the crowd singing along to the rallying vocals of frontman Max Jeffries, when they are barely out of school, then it will definitely be interesting to see what their gigs will be like when they all reach their mid twenties.