With a link from a contact email I was introduced to this bands SoundCloud and was incredibly impressed with the individuality this band immediately introduced. With technical guitar transitions, massive drum sequences and original rhythms, I really got behind what the band were trying to achieve. They could combine thunderous strumming sections with rich progressive parts full of clarity. Broken in particular impressed me since it showed the band developing from one sound to the next pretty seamlessly. With catchy hooks and easily recognisable choruses, their music was very easy to listen to as well which is quite difficult for a lot of early rock bands to pull off. I see huge potential in this group and after reading this interview I hope you go out and check that potential too! So with no further adieu, we proudly present our interview with The Sesh! The Q&A went as below:
Q. What would you describe your music as being? What repertoire would you class it as?
A. Our music is probably best described as alternative/hard rock, so lot’s of distortion and heavy riffs with powerful vocals. But we also like to play a bit softer sometimes, so you’ll get both extremes with us.
Q. Who are your biggest influences when it comes to making music? What inspires you to make music?
A. Being from Scotland, all of us look up to bands such as Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic, but we also listen to a lot of Foo Fighters, QOTSA, Slipknot and even some more niche stuff like Animals as Leaders, TTNG etc.
Q. What album/albums would you put up there as your favourite of all time?
A. (We couldn’t decide on one album so we each chose our favourite)
Declan’s – Songs for The Deaf – Queens of the Stone Age
Ritchie – To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Matty – Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Kieran – .5: The Gray Chapter – Slipknot
Keiran – Infinity Land – Biffy Clyro
Q. Where did you all meet?
A. A couple of us met at school, but all of us really met properly at our local studio in Dundee – Stage 2000, they used to run an event and you could just turn up for the week and jam together, so that’s how we all got to know each other, we still practice there today and it’s definitely our second home haha.
Q. Where did you get the name ‘The Sesh’ from, was it a random type deal or is there real inspiration behind it?
A. The name came from us meeting at a jam session, so we shortened session to sesh (we’re cultured like that) and yeh, it’s really as exciting as that.
Q. How would you describe the music scene in your local area and has it been easy or difficult to create opportunities around the places from a starting standpoint?
A. Dundee has always had a thriving live music scene, with loads of well established venues, you always had a gig to go to no matter what night it was. That’s still true, but it’s getting a bit more difficult for a few of the smaller venues to stay open now so we’ve had to start being more conscious of stuff like – is there gonna be a crowd there, is it on a busy night etc. I think that if a couple of new venues opened up it would definitely improve the local scene, but we know that it’s hard in these times to do that.
Q. What have you got lined up for the rest of this year in terms of recording and or touring?
A. We’re currently working our asses off getting ready for our E.P. Launch on 25th March at Beat Generator in Dundee, so most of our focus is on that and we’ve been busy in the studio these past few months making sure everything sounds the best it can. But looking beyond, we’ve started booking gigs and keeping our calendar busy, also festivals, that’s our big kind of wish for this year, I’d like to play at a festival just for the experience and also maybe we’d like to venture down South and introduce some Scottish rock to some new faces.
Q. What was the last song you listened to and would you recommend it?
A. The last song we all listened to as a band was actually “Dancing on the Ceiling” by Mr Lionel Richie, a timeless classic. Plus it was a rainy day, and we needed some disco beats.
And there we have it! They are a great bunch of guys with a really killer sound so I definitely recommend that you get out there and give them a listen, you won’t be disappointed! As always we implore you to go out there and send some love to their social media platforms and add their music to your daily playlists!