Bison Face Says Things on Single, EP, and More!

Grunge band BISON FACE has released a new single titled "Ladybird", with an EP in the works! The band plans on playing shows later this summer as well! Find out what more was said from the band below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Bison Face was spawned out of a necessity for me to have an outlet again and became a real thing in mid 2019. I’d written a tonne of songs and wasn’t in a band of my own, just playing some session guitar and working. I’d been in a band with Alex before so we started jamming all the demos I’d written when he moved back up from Brighton last year. After a few personnel changes and a few shows, we got to where we are now. Jonny is a crazy good drummer and legend of the local scene, and Arthur is another talented local musician and exactly what we needed. It all fell into place.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

It was the name of a character I used to draw when I was younger, and also the nickname I gave my cat. No one else had it and we all dug it so it stayed!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We all grew up in St Albans, just outside London. Right now, we have an incredible local scene, we’ve played local shows with our friends in The Mighty Orchid Kind (Jonny’s band) TV Coma and WIINK which have been killer. The local venue in St Albans does an incredible job of giving local bands a platform to play shows and build a network, we can’t thank the guys at The Horn enough. London wise Plastic Barricades and Big Spring are right up there for me.

4. How would you describe your style?

I can’t put my finger on a single genre, but it sounds like four guys with instruments that grew up listening to Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age. It’s guitar laden and the drums hit hard but in terms of style we touch on quite a broad spectrum of noise. There’s an ambient/shoegaze element to some of the new tracks but the fundamental of every song is still guitar, bass & drums. It’s all pretty loud.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far, we’ve just put out our debut single ‘Ladybird’, it’s a big melting pot of influences this band, but mainly grunge with a smattering of desert rock. It’ll make you walk a little harder, it’ll make you bang your head, and it’ll make you grin. It’s almost cinematic according to a few people.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We’re in the midst of recording an EP that we’ll put out this summer, and I’ve been writing beyond that, there’s always new music brewing. I want to expand my writing and step out of my comfort zone, but with the current lockdown getting away is proving tricky! Luckily, I live right near Forgotten Media Studios and Ben has made Ladybird and the upcoming EP possible.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We had a few UK dates lined up for May, but the unfortunate current global situation has meant all the shows have been cancelled. As soon as we can play again the dates will be up on our socials, so hopefully August we’ll hit the road again.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Aside from releasing the EP and recording the rest of the tracks we’re sitting on after that, we just want to get back out and play some more shows, it’s what we live for. Once we’ve exhausted this collection of songs, I’d like to hole up in the middle of nowhere and just play music together for a week or two, get some new ideas.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Ladybird is on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube blah blah, the usual suspects, just search Bison Face (we’re the only one!). There aren’t any physical copies yet, but when the next single and the EP comes out I’d love to get some vinyl pressed. Merch is currently on order, but again that will be all over the socials.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That it’s real. If I ever write something that gives someone the feeling I got when I first heard Nevermind or Zeppelin III, then my work is done.

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