Lion Bark 2015

Lion Bark

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Lion Bark

When did the project begin? and How did you meet yourselves?

We met in the seaside town of Brighton, England and starting playing as Lion Bark in March, 2012. Whoa… Time flies.

What song of yours is the one you like the most?

Hmm… We’ve all got a lot of favourites, but a few of them aren’t yet recorded. My new favourite is You and Me. It’s been a jam of ours for a while and it’s great to have other people listening to it.

How do you write your music?

Most times Guy finds the foundation of a song and then the rest of us take a swing at trying to help it in the best direction. Sometimes it’s seamless, and sometimes it doesn’t quite fit. But it feels real sweet when we all get it right.

musicsoundrocks2 - copiaWhat influences do you have?

If we’re talking musical influences then Ray Charles, Paul Simon and Nick Drake, through more contemporary things like Why?, Lower Dens and J Dilla. We also all have massive love for Jeff Buckley. Of late we’ve all been partial to a bit of early Commodores and Baby Huey and the Babysitters. I’d say we are influenced by our seaboard surroundings as well. Summertime is idyllic. The colder months tempestuous.

What´s the best experience you have had with your project?

For me the best experience as of yet has been recording and releasing our debut EP Pomelo. We’re all super proud of how it’s turned out and had a lot of fun whilst making it. It’s just come out on Sports Day Records. Check it.

What plans do you have this year?

Our immediate plans revolve around more recordings and more live shows. Our recent gigs have been a blast and we’re always itching to get more songs recorded and released, so there’ll some more of that. We’d also like to tour England and hopefully beyond.

Mention something you don´t like about your project.

Firstly, my bass amp is real heavy and is an absolute beast to take to gigs, especially when they are further afield. Secondly, I really hate the ominous task of changing my bass strings. I’ve only done it once, but I think I got away with it. Seriously. I’m not doing that again for a long, long time.

Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project.

Whoa! Strong question. Off the top of my head I can’t think of one. It’s great, so I don’t even think of other stuff to sacrifice. It’s like an old sweet song that keeps the band on my mind… Oh, wait. Once I definitely sacrificed a kebab so I could make it to a sound check. Tough times.

What band, music project or solist from your city do you like?

We really like Sulky Boy. We played a show with them a while back and they had an amazing set. A personal highlight of that night was their drummers stage presence, as I found it reminiscent of Weezer’s drummer in the video for Buddy Holly. Great vibe.

If your project was a word, what would it be?

– Steamy.

– Josh (Turk), I answered these questions whilst in the bathtub. It’s been emotional.

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