Zilch Interview 06/02/22
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and who’s your biggest influences
We're a three-piece grungy alt rock band from Worcester in England, and we formed in 2018. We started jamming and without saying it went for fuzzy, heavy guitars, big pounding drums and melodic hooks. We flit between being quite poppy to quite heavy.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Just every day, real life situations and feelings.
MM: What would you say is your Band's favorite song?
We’ve got a big soft spot for 'Righteous' because it was the first song we wrote together and was our first release. It's got a lot of groove. A newer favourite is 'Down and Out' which will be on our next EP.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2022
We're planning to play as much as possible to support our as yet unrecorded second EP. Not much is booked currently as the country is always teetering on the edge of another lockdown. When things are settled, we're gonna get ourselves about.
MM: What can we expect from Zilch live?
We're apparently very loud live, so maybe tinnitus. We're quite active when we play. There is hair getting flung about. There are some opportunities for people to mosh and some chances to sing along as well.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring.
Due to the pandemic we're still a baby band in terms of touring. We’ll probably irritate each other a lot, but that’s just part of the package. We always have a good time playing shows so we can’t really see any downsides.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Our good buddies Hipflask Virgins and Plane Crasher would definitely be in there. Supporting Tigercub would be rad, but we’d be the odd band out on that line-up.
MM: What is the most memorable concert you've been to.
Cal: Probably the first time I saw Gojira do a headline show on 'The Way of All Flesh' tour. Wild.
Crag: Motley Crue with Alice Cooper as support at the NEC in Birmingham.
Thom: Slipknot, Download 2009. Biblical.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far.
Getting our debut EP “Cigars & Diazepam” recorded and released during the pandemic. It was pretty much the only thing we could do, but it was great.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people
Cal: It was shit. I enjoyed it but it was terrible. Our band wasn't very good and the guitar I was using broke. I was quite nervous beforehand, had fun while we played and felt embarrassed afterwards.
Thom: Same as Cal. It was horrible but I wanted to do it again and be better next time. Every show now is just me trying to level up from the last.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other Person
Surely Black Sabbath if we're talking about directly influenced?
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
That we play as many gigs as we can, get on tour and continue writing music that we enjoy. If we're doing that then we are having fun.
MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
We used to do a fuzzy cover of 'Suffragette City' by Bowie because Thom is a big Bowie fan. We'd love to do 'We Die Young' by Alice in Chains or something weird like 'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Gotye.
MM: Tell us why we should listen to your Band
If you want something that has melody but is still kind of heavy, without going into the radio metal type thing then you might enjoy us. But we're desperate for your validation mostly...
MM: Four words to describe Zilch
Three dudes making noise.
Final Words for your fans and our readers
For the fans: Hey, thanks for your support so far and we hope it continues.
To the readers: Hey, give us a chance and go easy on us.