It’s time to introduce you to some more new music! We caught up with Tobias of See You In Reno to find out a little more about the band – see what happened below.
Could you introdurce yourself and tell me a bit about the band?
We’re See You In Reno, we all live in and around Chelmsford, we’ve been making music with each other for around 8 years. We all have a mutual love of Jianzi.
How did you get started?
My understanding is Adam woke up one morning and decided that not enough people had heard his voice so he thought the best way to rectify this was to find some other like minded people to form a band and give him the platform to massage peoples ears with his growly tones. We didn’t know each other before the band and Myspace was the mechanism that managed to bring me, Adz and Iain together. We found Nathan later to complete the band.
You’ve just released your debut single Check – could you tell me about the writing and recording process?
We spent some time down in Folkestone with the soon to be legend that is Oz Craggs and he managed to pull check out of us hard and fast. We managed to get it done in a day and we were really pleased with how it came out.
What made you choose Check as a single?
I think we tend to love all our songs but with Check I think it was the first song where we amazed ourselves with what we’d written. Playing it live it just sounded right and after we heard it recorded we knew we’d made the right decision choosing to record it in the studio.
Can fans expect more of the same from the upcoming EP?
The new songs are a bit of a progression – they were written and recorded at a different time to Check so I think they’ve got a bit of a different feel. I don’t think we’ve stepped too far away from check and they still sound like See You In Reno but I think we all feel there’s a bit of a difference there.
What has been your best experience in the business?
My best experiences are always from playing live and when someone appreciates your music, we like to think we do it for ourselves but when someone else appreciates what you do as well it makes a difference. It was great when Check came together in the studio as well.
And what’s the hardest thing about the current business?
It’s difficult for us to see it as a business, we just enjoy playing music. I think generally there is so many bands now it makes it very hard to come to the fore and with the industry the way it is to make money is not really anything we’ve ever really thought about becoming a reality.
What inspires you?
Anyone in a band is inspired by other bands and we’re no different – there’s countless bands that have influenced the way I feel about music and the songs I want to write.
Who are your role models and idols?
Mutual influences are bands like Poison the Well and Glassjaw. It’s great when you hear bands that are trying something new or different so I think any band we’ve seen or heard that has given us something new to think about is a role model for us.