Raise These Sails Rises Above!



Progressive Post-Hardcore from Essex, UK called Raise These Sails have been hard at work writing all new material that is to be recorded come the New Year for a new EP release. So this time around the band went back to discuss their current EP "Allignments" and single "Godzilla was born here".


1. Where is the band from and what is the music scene like there? Have any band recommendations?

We're from Witham in Essex, the music scene is pretty good we get some sick bands playing near us a lot. Yeah check out our good friends "Who's Diving? Bear's Driving!"

2. What type of band are you?

We're a Post-Hardcore/Metal band.

3. Where does a name like Raise These Sails come from and mean?

It doesn't have any one particular meaning its just a name we've always liked, plus I love Pirates so that's pretty cool.

4. Tell me about the song "Godzilla was born here".

Godzilla is about being messed around and let down and the anger that comes from that. It's my favorite song from the EP.

5. Who would you say are the band's most influential acts?

We each have very broad music tastes so we each are influenced by a variety of bands. As a whole I'd say we take influence from Stray From The Path, The Devil Wears Prada etc.

6. What are your plans for new music?

We're currently writing our next EP that will be recorded in January.

7. What is your favorite song to perform live?

Personally my favorite song to play live is Mantracker, I love how fast that one is.

8. What’s the best and worst shows you've ever played?

I don't think we've had any bad shows to be honest, but personally my favorite show was when we played with Legend and The Elijah at Camden Barfly.

9. Tell me about your instruments (favorite brands…etc).

Connor - Epiphone Les Paul Junior with emg 81 and a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier through an Orange Cab
Andy - LTD m-10 and a Randell rh100 Head through a Marshall 1960 cab. Harry - Fender Jazz Bass and an Ashdown 300 Evo 2 Head through a Hartke VC410 Cab.


10. What else does Raise These Sails have planned between now and the New Year?

We have a few shows lined up for December but our main focus is writing for the EP at the moment.

11. Any last words?

Party Hard!

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