How did ‘Times like These’ start?
Lewis (Drummer) and Liam (Bassist) were in a band previously which had split up. We were both attending Music College and got together with Harley (Lead Guitar). Through a friend, Joe (Screamo Vocals) then joined and finally Shaun (Vocals and Guitar) who is a good friend of Harley’s joined to complete the band.
How long have you been together?
Just over 16 months.
What made you think ‘this is what I want to do’?
We all love the buzz of being on Stage and performing and love the music we currently play. All in all we’re just show offs!!!
Can you sum up what ‘Times like These’ is about in three words?
ENERGERTIC, PASSIONATE SWEATY.
If you could convey one message to your fans, what would it be?
Cheers for all our fans, friends and families for supporting us. It makes it a lot of fun to be in Times Like These.
What artist has inspired you most and why?
We all have individual influences which comes together really well and is shown in the music that we create and perform. Joe’s is Fall Out Boy, Shaun’s is Day to Remember, Lewis’s is Avenged Sevenfold, Harley’s is Bullet for my Valentine and Liam’s is Blink 182.
Musically, what is your proudest achievement?
It hasn’t happened yet. We are looking forward to Headlining shows.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Joe – Dance Like a Mother Fucker!!!
Could you pick out a best memory you’ve had as a band?
That’s easy, definitely when we played at our towns local Festival Music on the Moor. It gave us a real buzz afterwards.
Other than music, where do you draw your inspiration from?
Look at the world we live in. If that’s not inspiration to write music and songs what is. Hence our band name being Times Like These.
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Joe – I would want to meet George Pettit and ask him how he wrote Dogs Blood. Shaun – Mine would be Jesus as I AM his 13th disciple! Liam – It’s got to be Jim Carey, just to make me laugh. Lewis – Mine would have to be The Rev (drummer of Avenged Sevenfold), he has been a huge influence on my drumming. Harley – Kurt Cobain, just because ….
If you could, what one way would you change the world?
Beer would be free of charge and served by Naked ladies – but good looking one’s of course!
If you could tour with one band, who would it be and why?
Joe – I would want to tour with Deaf Havana as they have already done what we are trying to achieve. Liam – Yeah, I would go with Joe’s answer. Harley – Bloodhound Gang as they know have to have a good time. Shaun – I would want to tour with Alexis on Fire as they are just musical Geniuses. Lewis – my choice would have to be Bring Me The Horizon as their stage shows are always phenomenal.
Are any of your songs based on personal experiences?
Yes most of them are and it always ends up being sexual.
Why should people listen to ‘Times like These’?
Because we make original, decent music and have fun doing it. If you come to one of our gigs, be prepared to join in with the Mosh pitting and getting very very sweaty!!!