A-Z Interview with Towers

The entire project of Towers is something which vocalist/guitarist Mark openly reveals is rooted in his mental well-being: “I went through a tough time last year with personal and mental issues. Music was the only thing that kept me going through it. I started writing these songs during that time, and once I recorded them I had made a lot of progress with myself. It was basically therapy for me!” In fact, all of Towers’ members, who comprise Guitarist Dan, Bassist Matt and Drummer Jamie, share this motivation, as Mark explains “We do it for the love for music, we love playing music, writing music, and we are all best friends. That’s really it! It’s that simple. If we don’t write music we go crazy. Trust me.” The tracks certainly are: anthemic, brimming with emotion, infectious harmonies and an overriding sense of positivity. Easily drawing comparisons to the likes of Deaf Havana, 30 Seconds To Mars and Biffy Clyro, the band cite influences ranging from Jimmy Eat World to Sigur Ros. Following the recent release of their debut, the band take the A-Z interview…

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: Lagwagon – Lets talk about feelings. I was 15 years old and instantly wanted to be in a punk band. So I did, We called ourselves dead wait.

Best Album Ever Written: FUCK that’s a hard one. I would have to say Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism. I can’t ever tire of that album. It’s perfect.

Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band: Towers is pretty young for a Band, But I would say right now its recording the EP, and hearing the music we wrote in our head coming out of a proper studio.

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features: “Ill see you there on the otherside” I wrote this song heavily depressed. And it was a song to myself knowing I was going to seek help. I wanted to say everything I was afraid to say to anyone at the time. And I tried to paint the idea that your mind is so frantic and confused its really hard to put how you feel into words.

Easiest Song You Wrote: Titan. I was writing what was happening right at that moment in time. So it was easy to get down into words.

Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played: Well it will be our EP Release!

Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On A Your Record: I would love to have Jim Adkins from Jimmy Eat World or Kevin Dye from Gates. Both amazing lyricists and singers.

Happiest Moment In You’ve Experienced In The Band: Either hearing the EP finally or Playing through our set properly. Anything that shows progression is a great reward to us.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: Matt was actually in a Barry Manalow tribute band, as Barry Manalow.

Jokes You Have In The Band: Matt looks like Barry Manalow

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: Currently we have a new song that will be in the EP. But after that. Its Titan.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show: We have only managed to play the UK. But we would travel to anywhere to play.

Most Inspiring Musician You’ve Ever Experienced: Dan Lancaster, He recorded our old bands 1st EP. He is so intense with his creativity its crazy. I don’t know where he gets it from, either from another planet or a prolonged acid trip.

New Band You’d Recommend: Gates

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal: Jimmy Eat World!!!

Place You’d Most Like To Tour: Europe. Give us a year! It will happen

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers: Don’t be a tree, unless its in LOTR.

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release: Its self titled, as we are introducing ourselves to everyone. Theres no running concept to the EP just a collection of songs that we wrote.

See Us Live At: The Anvil, Bournemouth 14th OCT! Than we will be playing in the new year

The Old Days Of Music Were Better Than Those Current, do you agree: Its harder these days I think. But I think its what you make it. Current bands speak to us better these days. You just have to find them amongst the shite they feed us on the chart. But its always been that way in my opinion.

Unusual Merchandise: A test tube of Dans feelings.

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs: Acoustic Version of Otherside. It was written as an acoustic originally so that would be great to do.

What Bands Have You Seen Live and Regretted: I wanted to see Jimmy eat world when they supported Foo Fighters and I missed their set bar the last song. I regretted that.

X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related in juries: Dan broke his back in a car accident once. I’ve only broke my finger. Matt once had cramp that lasted a whole practice.

You could have written any song in history, which would you pick: Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band: A confused, excited, slightly angry chimpanzee.

Pick up Towers on iTunes.

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