We do apologise massively to everyone out there who have waiting for this interview to go up for over nearly a week now. This was a huge error on our creative department behalf and we wish to right these wrongs in the future and make sure this doesn’t happen again.
Anyways, onwards and upwards, here it is your interview with The Dropper’s Neck!
Q. What would you say your particular music style/repertoire is; how would you describe your music?
A. Lloyd (Vocals): It’s hard to describe our style in a simple phrase. Pushed for one, I normally say “dark punk” but we’re not traditionally out-and-out punk, we have shades of psychobilly/rockabilly to our sound as well as shades of hard rock/metal at times.Chris (Guitars): We are punk rock at it’s core, with rockabilly styling’s and metal lenencies. We like to add foreboding and dark nuances to our style to create something we feel is unique.Jack (Bass): Yeah, a dark blend of Punk, Metal, and Rock n Roll. Imagine 80s Matchbox B Line Disaster meets Gallows, with just a slight hint of rockabilly thrown in.
A. Chris: 80s Matchbox B Line Disaster and The Cramps have been big influences to the rockabilly and darker punk elements to our sound, whilst also bringing in more current feels and modern punk influences from bands such as Gallows and Cancer Bats. The Dark Overtones and Chaotic Energy present in our music is drawn directly from these influences.
A. Lloyd: The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico, Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power, Alkaline Trio – From Here to Infirmary, David Bowie – The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Jack: Reign In Blood – Slayer is THE greatest album of all time. Special mentions to Gallows ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’, Ghost ‘Opus Eponymous’ and Cancer Bats ‘Hail Destroyer’, and I can’t stop playing BITERS ‘Electric Blood’.
A. Chris: Slipknot at Docklands in 2001. It was my first introduction into heavier music, and was an insane live show.
Jack: I’ve been to far too many great shows to list them all, but I don’t think anything will top seeing Gallows in a tent at BST Festival at Hyde Park a few years back. It was my first time seeing Gallows since Wade replaced Frank, and I still wasn’t sure on Wade as the front-man. The show was insane, and the aggression and atmosphere the band produced from the get go was enough to prove to me Wade was a suitable front-man.
A. Jack: We’re returning after nearly 8 months off in February, playing The Lady Luck in Canterbury on the 18th, Camden Barfly in London on the 19th and The Hobbit in Southampton on the 20th. We’re in final preperations for a few more shows in April & May too. As for recording, we’re currently writing what will end up as the follow up to our last EP NINETEEN | SIXTEEN. We won’t make any promises as it’s still early stages, but you’ll hear about it.
A. Lloyd: The name The Dropper’s Neck comes from the line “when it shoots up the dropper’s neck” from Heroin by The Velvet Underground from their influential debut The Velvet Underground & Nico. I suggested it because it’s one of his favourite songs and albums of all time and everyone thought it sounded cool.
A. Chris: I’ve just been listening to the new Marilyn Manson album, specifically Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge, definitely a return to form.Lloyd: The Clash – Stay Free. Of course I’d recommend it, it’s probably my favourite song by one of my favourite and one of the most important British bands of all time.Jack: From opening up my iPod the last song I listened too was ‘Gloom’ by CREEPER. Couldn’t recommend this band enough. It’s like an English My Chemical Romance meets The Misfits. They seem to have blown up, deservingly so.
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