Interview: Flood Of Red [July 2014]

By Lais

Scottish rockers Flood Of Red recently released their second album, ‘Throw’. We had a quick chat with drummer Graham Griffith about the new record and their plans for the rest of 2014.

You’ve just released your second album, ‘Throw’. How would you describe it to someone who hasn’t heard it yet?

‘Throw’ is an honest record with a few secrets waiting to be discovered, I reckon. If you’ve downloaded ‘Lashes’ and streamed ‘Whispers and Choirs’ and you happened to enjoy them, you may very well enjoy the rest of the record.

How does ‘Throw’ compare to your debut album ‘Leaving Everything Behind’? Is it a natural progression or a complete departure from your earlier material?

We’ve never really set out to play something completely different because we fancy a change, it’s always been a progression and a growth as musicians. We like to try out new things, what real band wouldn’t? I’m sure nobody wants to hear the same record again, so I can promise you that you won’t get that with ‘Throw’. We do get real moody at parts though.

What are your plans for the rest of 2014? Will you be touring the record?

‘Throw’ came out on the 30th of June. We will be playing a run of headline shows up and down the UK throughout the release, which will run through July. There will be more shows announced soon [the band will also be playing a couple of shows with The Xcerts at the end of the month].

What is your favourite part of being in a band so far?

It’s always been about the shows for us. Writing ‘Throw’ and getting out there to play it will be excellent.

What do you hope to achieve with the release of the new record? Do you feel like it’s a big step up for you?

It’s been a few years since our last release, so it’s just a great feeling to have a new record and to be able to tour it. We’re willing to let ‘Throw’ take us where it’s meant to. For us, this record is an achievement.

What is your biggest goal as a band? And where do you see yourselves in five years?

Our biggest goal is to be able to play as long as we can, physically and mentally. If we’re ever fortunate enough to make a living from this, it would be a bonus. In five years time, we hope to have Meatloaf on speed dial.


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