Ephemera Discusses of New Album, Pandemic Formation and the Future!

Hardcore post elementals EPHEMERA have been a band for sometime, having formed back in 2020 during the lockdown phase of the current pandemic. But during this time they did write and record what would be an upcoming album! The band discusses their time together thus far, and what other plans are ahead for them.

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

We have 4 members, Cris our guitarist wrote the first EP with Mason our vocalist. Them two were in a bubble throughout the covid lockdowns and after we were allowed to be in a room to properly practice Adam on bass and Olly on drums joined. 

We wrote dragged up our single together in summer and played a handful of shows testing our new ideas for our recent release. 

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

Ephemera means lasting for a very short time. "Fashions are ephemeral: new ones regularly drive out the old" that’s an idea of the name, it was never meant to last. It was a moment in time until we decided it was over. 

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 are still fairly new to the scene but have played a handful of shows with some incredible musicians. Hardcore isn’t as saturated as other scenes so the handful of bands who play this style are all aware of each other. We come from Bradford but one of us is from Barnsley one from Huddersfield… we are yorkshire through and through. We are fans of dead harts, black coast and guilt trip, locally and globally we are huge fans of teeth, counterparts and kublai Kahn.

4. How would you describe your style?

We have been described as early myspace hardcore with some post hardcore elements. That’s a description we are proud of. We love that sort of non generic metal, we want to be able to have no restrictions on artistic possibilities. 

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

I guess if we had to describe our viewing experience, live is one to see. Live really fucking matters to us. It’s post hardcore, it should be seen as well as heard. We have depth, it’s not Cookie Monster screaming his head off… it’s a poet presenting his soul. As a band we provide a platform where what is being said all has the focus and message and direction of all the band. 

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

Yes. An album. One of the most important things we as artists have yet to create. We have a plan and direction for a full length release and currently we have around 38 demos, we want to get that up to 100 and then refine it back down to the 10 we see fit. 

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

No. We’ve been asked to play Shadowfest in summer this will be our only home show of the year. We will headline this festival and hope to sell it out. It’ll be a big homecoming event for us. We are looking into shows and festivals and our teams are working hard to find fitting opportunities. 

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

Writing and recording and making sure the world knows who we are. We have had to graft to get to this point and it’s truly a labor of love. We will continue to create our own opportunities and even if we can’t be heard we came up with guerrilla gigs. We will play to queues, our side venues. By the end of this year we intend to reach much more people and bring back the British hardcore scene to the forefront.  

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

Everywhere, YouTube we have music videos, Spotify and Apple Music for the actual music and our record label, kingside records sells hard copies, CDs and Vinyls. 

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

Hmmmmm good question. We’d like the listener to remember, you are not alone. You are not dealing with anything alone. We are just like you. Our band is our release from the everyday shit, we hope it helps you too.

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