Tuesday, 21 October 2014

We're Only Here For The Banter - Tetra

Popping up on Bar Bloc's Ensemble  compilation last month is a good way to catch the attention of music fans.  Since then this week's 'banter' guests Tetra have released their eponymous debut EP and launched it with a gig at Bar Bloc.  Time to find out more.

Hello, how the devil are you?

We're great thanks, yourself?

Very well thanks!  It's the question everyone hates, but could illuminate our readers with a little bit about your music and your influences?

I guess you could say we're an alternative rock band with some electronic elements but when people ask us that question we usually just look at each other in bemusement and shrug our shoulders!  As far as influences, we all have different favourites with the common threads being bands like Battles, MGMT, Everything Everything and Radiohead.  Jordan does have quite an unhealthy obsession with Haim though and Lynas is usually singing some soul, funk or jazz song that he's discovered that week.

What's your song-writing / creative process like?

Most of the time it starts with Lynas writing the chord progressions and structure of the song, recording it and emailing it to the rest of us and we take it into the studio and work on it from there, you'll often see Lynas freak out with joy and fall to the floor when he hears Jay's guitar part or Jordan's beat over it for the first time!

What could we expect to see from a live show?

A loud, fun, energetic and frantic show!  That's how it feels for us on stage anyway.

Tell us about your new EP Tetra.

It's our debut EP and it's been a long time coming to be honest!  Some of the tracks on it are around two years old so its great to finally have it out there.  It was recorded with Michael Butler at Bare Calf Studios and we had a lot of fun making it.  Also it's free to download so go have a listen!

What else have you got planned for the rest of 2014?

We are playing a fundraiser gig in Broadcast on the 2nd of November for our friend who is doing a 6 day trek to Machu Picchu all in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation, so that should be pretty cool!

We are also taking part in Kenny's Music Battle Of The Bands competition, which takes place in BOX on the 22nd of November so we are hoping to do well in that!

Apart from that we are just going to keep writing new stuff and look towards hopefully releasing some new material in early 2015!

What are you listening to at the moment?

Thundercat - Oh Sheit, It's X! (Brainfeeder)

Thanks for speaking with us, would you care to share a joke with us?

A dyslexic man walks into a Bra.....

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