Feb 19, 2012

The Hordes: Leicester, UK based unsigned alternative rock band (E104)

About: The Hordes

The Hordes: Leicester, UK based indie-rock band on R&R World from E104 of ArenaCast

What attracts us in the indie music if not an opportunity to find fresh and not subjected to the influence of mass industry stuff? A powerful and driving sound, catchy and expressive vocals of Alex Oxley, the transitions between calm and violent, rocking moments, the saturation of instrumental parts and fresh arrangements - these are only some of the main points I paid attention to at my first acquaintance with the music of The Hordes. Here we have a brief interview with the winners of Twitter weekly contest E104 - The Hordes

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
In 5 years we hope to be touring at least the UK and parts of Europe, having made 2 albums. Our main aim would is to be a band that people want to come and see when we play gigs, and to do that as a full time job would be the most incredible thing in the world so i think that's our main aim.

2. Can you name some peculiarities that define the music scene in your town/country?
We think that there is a very good metal scene emerging in Leicester at the moment which we aren't part of due to not being a metal band. We feel there is definitely a place in the UK for our music following the success of the likes of Biffy Clyro, The Subways and other alt/rock bands. The problem being that the big shifting music in the UK us mainly RnB and Pop.

3.What do you think of episode 104? Which of the other featured songs do you like the most?
We thought that episode 104 was very interesting and was very exciting to be part of as we've never experienced that before, it is a very good idea to get people listening to music that they might not listen to normally and if it could reach a big enough audience then it could fly. We enjoyed the first song Joey Hizon Project. We also enjoyed the song by The Design, it had a bit of an uplifting feel to it, that you could dance to.

4.Is there a story behind your song Lost In The Mist Of Everything?
The story behind the song is a long one, it was started in 2010 and was written by our bassist Aaron, when it first was written it was very different due to having a different drummer, when we replaced our drummer Aaron took it upon himself to write the drums (but not play) for a fill in drummer that we had for 1 or 2 gigs, which are very similar to the ones in the recorded track. The lyrics are about being lost and trying to find your way back to where you started, this can be interpreted by different people as being a relationship, or to some about a journey etc.

5. Please share your nearest plans. What are you currently working on?
Currently we are working on new material to release which we are going to record in a different way to before by doing it at a home studio. We are also planning on releasing a music video, doing some photo shoots, organising some gigs and hopefully getting to play a few festivals.

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