Introducing: Black Coast

By Lais

We spoke to Stoke-on-Trent five piece Black Coast to find out how they formed, how much they’ve achieved in their very short time as a band, and what we can expect from them in the future.

Hey guys! Firstly, how, when and where did you form? Tell us about the background of the band.

Hey! Well it all started out by Scott (guitar) leaving his old band due to people not being dedicated. Then he joined up with Joe (guitar) and Matty (drums). We started to jam and instantly started writing song after song. Then Birdy (bass) came in and he just added that spark to create our musical sound. We really struggled to find a singer but it was Charlie who sealed the deal for us, bringing raw power to the tracks and his lyrics were so good. The rest is history…in the making.

You’ve just released your debut EP, ‘Crows Of The North’. How would you describe it to someone who hasn’t heard it yet?

Powerful and melodic but filled with grooves and riffs.

Your debut single, ‘Mercenary’, is an absolute banger. Would you say it’s a good taster of what the rest of the EP is like? How has it gone down since you released it?

Well it’s hard to say really because we all knew ‘Mercenary’ was a banger but we also all love the other songs equally as much. Like our favourite to play live is ‘Habit’. But I think if you like ‘Mercenary’ you will love the EP. Oh gosh it’s gone crazy good for us! We’ve heard nothing but good feedback on the whole thing. Our social media page has just been blowing up with constant good vibes towards the EP, but we thank Daryl at Monument Music and Hannah at Hold Tight PR for all the help getting us this far.

How would you describe your sound in general?

Like a train hitting a fuel tanker at full speed.

Who or what are your influences as a band?

Stray From The Path, Architects, Stick To Your Guns, While She Sleeps.

Considering you only became a band in 2015 and your social media pages only launched in January, you’re really smashing it. How does it feel to see everything building up?

Ahhh cheers! It feels so good seeing all of the positive feedback and people buzzing about us. We’ve all wanted this for years as a band and now all the hard work is paying off. But the hard work never stops when you have a craft to perfect.

Do you have any plans to tour? How are you feeling about it?

Oh gosh yeah, we can’t wait to get out and tour as a band: it’s been our dream for years. You see your favourite bands touring and you just think ‘Man, I wish that was us’, and then it starts to happen. It’s so good. We hit the road with Death Remains in May so we can’t actually wait for that. But we have more in the pipeline as we speak.

What are your plans for the rest of 2016? What do you hope to have achieved by the end of the year?

To be honest just keep playing shows, getting our music out there to the masses, meet new friends and just keep our feet on the ground and focus on our dream. By the end of the year we hope to have done a few tours and maybe hit some European soil and recorded a nice Black Coast album for you.

What is your ultimate goal with Black Coast? Where would you like to see yourselves in five years?

To just get people to hear what we have to say in our songs and to see people enjoying our music as much as we enjoy playing and writing the songs. Jeez, five years is a long time off. Really we’d say to still be just killing it on the scene or even supporting bands like While She Sleeps and Stray From The Path. The future lies within the five members!


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