EofE is a five-piece rock band from Dudley, West Midlands and consists of vocalist Tom, lead guitarist Dan, rhythm guitarist Reece, bassist Luke and drummer Nicky. In 2014, they gave away their song Brides as an introduction to the band and are getting ready to release their first single Stars in Hollywood. Next month they will be heading out on tour with Glamour Of The Kill, so we caught up with them to talk about touring life.
What are you most looking forward to about your upcoming tour with Glamour Of The Kill?
It’s just great to be on the road and playing live, that’s what its all about for us. We work hard rehearsing and writing so we can put on an awesome show. We have some new material that we will be testing out so that’s going to be great. We’re also looking forward to watching Glamour of the Kill, The Hype Theory and Ashes every night, it’s a great line up.
Is there any city or venue you’re most excited about playing?
We are lucky that we have fans in most cities now so we love going to them all. There are some cool venues on this tour that we haven’t played before like Stokes SugarMill and Nottingham’s Rock City so those will be cool, and of course playing Wolverhampton, which is really close to where we all live.
What can fans expect from the upcoming shows?
Well we have been writing some new tunes, and looking at making the show even better than our Unleashed tour, so definitely a few new tracks to listen out for – and maybe some extras to old tunes. Its about moving forward and making every live performance better than the last, so our fans want to keep coming back, so they can expect a great live experience, again.
What do you like most about touring?
Like we said earlier, touring is where it’s at for us, playing live every day is living the dream. It is hard work too, but the stage time makes it all worthwhile. Hanging with other bands, meeting fans and travelling, its all great.
Is there anything you don’t like about touring?
Sometimes its tricky if you’re trying to find some alone time, and maybe ‘hog’ the shower, but those are really minor points to how good the whole thing is.
Have you got any interesting stories from tours gone by?
We’ve met some very interesting people both fans and back stage, but to be honest its probably not as rock an roll as you think, there’s a lot work, lot of waiting around. Playing Ping Pong with McBusted was cool, playing football backstage at all tours and generally having a laugh.
In March you’ll also be releasing your single Stars In Hollywood – what made you choose that song as a single?
We write a lot, and some stand out more than others and we just felt that Stars is a strong track, the fans loved it live on our Unleashed tour and we like the message in the track, which is about breaking out and doing something better, reaching for the stars.
Would you say it’s representative of what to expect from your next release, or is it more of a standalone piece?
I guess its pretty representative. All our songs mean something to us and we write together as a group, we have loads of other tunes in demo stage at present and some of them are a little different. But we think Stars in Hollywood follows on nicely from Bridges and shows we are a rock band, Solid drums and bass, great guitar hooks, melodic lyrics and vocals.
How would you describe your writing and recording process?
In word one we would say ‘Organic’. Someone brings an idea, and we grow it from there, each of us looking at our own instrument part and how it will all fit. Some songs come together quickly some take months, and often get put to one side, then revisited with a fresh idea later. We take pride in all the songs we write and are aiming to create an awesome album, not all the songs written get played live or recorded, we keep writing and writing to produce the best music we can.
And finally what do you hope to achieve in 2015?
We want to further extend our fan base and get them band more well known, a charting single and another headline tour are top of the list right now I think.
24th February – Glasgow, Audio
25th February – Newcastle, Think Tank
26th February – Manchester, Sound Control
27th February – York, Fibbers
28th February – London, Underworld
1st March – Bristol, The Exchange
3rd March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
4th March – Stoke, Sugarmill
5th March – Nuneaton, Queens Hall
6th March – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
7th March – Gloucester, Guildhall
8th March – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms