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Bastille’s song ‘Flaws’ will always remind me of tour and my 4 best friends warming up their vocals for each night.
Through the midst of sadnesses at times, it’s nights like tonight that make me feel I’m achieving at my goals. Selling out a room in cockpit crossed off the list. Such a special and beautiful evening.
I go on tour on Monday for a week, I’m gonna document it in a number of ways for fun. Doing a blog for a website and I’m gonna take as many pictures as I can. I have some cool ideas for designs from pictures too.
We also have A3 prints and stickers to add to our merch table. Come along to a show and hang.
Monday 18th February - Sheffield ‘South Sea’
Tuesday 19th February - Leeds ‘Cockpit 3’
Wednesday 20th February - Bristol ‘The Lanes’
Thursday 21st February - Leicester ‘Soundhouse’
Friday 22nd February - Manchester ‘Pub/Zoo’
Saturday 23rd February - Newport ‘Le Pub’
Sunday 24th - TBC/Open
Already Heard Recommends: Calls Landing
Since forming in 2011, Leeds pop punk/emo band Calls Landing have a handful of releases under their belt and have shared the stage with Man Overboard, The Story So Far, Such Gold and Into It. Over It.
The quinetet’s sound is reminiscent of their US compatriots Transit and The Wonder Years; sincere yet lively and as the band tell us in this interview, their new material promises to be “deeper and darker.”
Later this month they’ll be heading out on the road with fellow Leeds band Make Your Mark for a run of UK shows - sponsored by Already Heard. In the process they’ll be previewing new songs and from the sounds of it, getting very sweaty.
To find out more about Calls Landing, Already Heard caught up with the band to find more about their history, the tour with Make Your Mark, new material, future plans and more.
Already Heard: This interview is part of our “Recommends” series which highlights exciting new bands. For our readers can you give us a brief history about the band?
Joe (Armitage - vocals): Its a strange one really. I knew Cam (Hurley - Bassist) and Jonny (Straughan - guitarist) from our previous bands. We played together a couple of times in Newcastle. When those guys moved down to Leeds I went to hang out at their student Halls. After that I wound up pretty much living on Jonny’s floor in flat 1104. Me, Jonny and Cam had talked about forming a band. Jonny knew Charlie from the 6th floor and Cam was in a Uni group with Jordan. We asked those guys if they wanted to jam and we got together in a practise room and that’s where it all started really. The funny thing was at first it was just a side project as we all had other musical commitments. At first Charlie was reluctant to even Jam with us! But after that first practise it became clear very quickly that there was a strong musical bond. As people we barely knew each other but the music sort of spoke for its self.
AH: Despite hailing from the city of Leeds you have quite a US-friendly sound. What bands would you say have influenced Calls Landing and who would you compare yourselves too?
Charlie: I dig The American Scene and The Smiths, Morrissey’s haircut influences my drumming a lot.
Joe: My influence is Hydrogen. Given enough time and the precise fundamental forces, hydrogen will eventually clump to form matter. Calls Landing is made from that matter. Also, I love Brand New.
Jonny (Straughan - Guitar, B/Vocals): My influence is Hanson.
Jordan (Rio Hill - Guitar): As I like to think of myself as a chef outside of this troupe, I’d say a big influence on me is Saturday Kitchen, it manages to combine different elements of cooking. I like to translate that into my guitar playing as I pull influences from as many places as I can, be it heavy metal, blues or pop. I seem to be the bands’ resident mosher, so I’ll keep to my moniker and say my main influences are probably guitarists such as Kerry King and Tony Iommi.
Cam (Bass, B/Vocals): Johnny Bravo, he has been a role model for my generation, he has taught us how to properly behave around a woman. One day I will make sure we have a song called ‘Hey pretty lady’ dedicated to him. He will influence our music as much as he has shaped me. Cartoon Networking.
AH are the best, check this little feature they did on my band Calls Landing