Introducing Cold Summer

Cold Summer

We’re running our Unsung Heroes of 2014 competition and Cold Summer have entered themselves into this. Head to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju_QWnb43xs to view their entry and like the video to vote for the band. Here’s some info about the band below.

Could you introduce yourself and tell us about your band?

Hi I’m Justin and I’m 28, I play drums, Dan our singer is 30, Chris Hepworth, Bass player is 26 and Chris Harrison, guitarist is 27 today (as it happens). We’re based in a city called Wakefield which is very close to Leeds, England, both have thriving music scenes, Leeds a little more active on the ‘live music’ front, we’re proud to be part of it and the fact we get to play with some of our favourite local and touring bands.

When did the band form?

In terms of me and the two Chris’s starting the band and writing well that dates back to about July 2010, As the current line-up well we’ve been playing together since July 2011 where we started writing Transitions and started playing shows right at the beginning of 2012.

How did the band form?

Well from my perspective, I’d played in bands for quite a few years and I’d not really met people that wanted to do it to the level we’re doing it now, like playing as much as you can and working towards releases constantly. I just put out an advertisement, one of our friends replied to it and we started jamming and this is how we found the two Chris’s (bassist Chris Hepworth and guitarist Chris Harrison). Kind of went from there really, we had a few well vocalists, and played a few gigs with one, before we took a break and start fresh about a year after we started jamming i guess with Dan.

Who are your biggest influences?

Well we have some collective key influences I think as well as our own individual favourites, I think in terms of I guess mainstream bands that have their heart in the underground that we all like and respect, well Deftones, Rise Against, Alexisonfire, Thrice, would be a few bands that stand out and kind of reflect what we do as band, we certainly have an outlook of doing our own thing and approaching each song as it comes, so bands that share that outlook yeah are big influences on the four of us.

What’s the biggest show you’ve ever played?

Without a doubt well we opened for Funeral For A Friend last year, they were doing a tour of smaller cities  in support of their Conduit album, and we managed to get on the Wakefield show (our hometown) with them and Polar, it was pretty insane to say the least, as a few of us and our friends well have grown up listening to bands like theirs and despite a ‘huge’ stage that we aren’t all used to i thought we adapted well, it didn’t feel as far away as we were too each other, I felt we were quite energetic without compromising how tight we played that night as a band.

How would you describe your live show to someone who hasn’t seen you yet?

I think really that last sentence sums us up, we do have a bit of a focus to play our songs well live, in terms of ok we concentrate but we do ‘go for it’ i guess, we’re passionate about what we do and that certainly spills when we are playing live.

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