Hardcore band Try Me/Love Me are made up of Charles Holmes, vocals, George King on guitar, Lexi Clark on drums and bassist Dan Bodley and are something of a sideproject supergroup, Charles is also the vocalist for melodic hardcore band Heart In Hand and Lexi is drummer for the amazing Hearts Under Fire, and we caught up with Lexi to give us the lowdown on Try Me/Love Me.
Who are you and what do you do?
We are Try Me/Love Me and we play aggressive music.
Where did the bands name come from?
On the back of a bottle of vodka
How did you get started?
Charlie brought us together as he wanted to start up something new and it’s another excuse to party with good buddies
What have you got going on at the moment?
We’ve just finished our EP and we’re heading into the studio this September.
Favourite music and why?
Comeback Kid because they’re fucking incredible. Hip hop and general bad ass music.
Favourite book and why?
Currently reading ‘Ecstasy’ by Irvine Welsh because it’s about sex drugs and violence and a bit of necrophilia
Favourite film and why?
True Romance because it’s got drugs, guns, a total babe and Gary Oldman thinking he’s a black pimp
Best experience in the business?
Previous to TM/LM festivals like Download, Sonisphere, etc
Why should soundscape readers care?
Because we is fresh.
Tell our readers an interesting fact about the band?
Someone within the band has got their knob pierced and it’s not Lexi!!
What’s the best and worst things about touring?
Best, getting messy and playing shows. Worst, the fact that you’re not in your own bed
Most embarrassing thing to happen to you while in the band?
Just being embarrassingly drunk
What’s your writing and recording process?
George lays down some ideas, we come together at practice and make it violent
What inspires you?
Who are your role models/idols?
Hardest thing about the current business?
Favourite Batman actor?
Obviously Adam West.
A demo for the track ‘I Am Self Loathing’ is now up on the bands Facebook page and is definitely a statement of intent. A deceptively quiet intro leads into a slamming track, full of aggressive vocals but underpinned with some melody. The EP will definitely be one to look out for.
Try Me/Love Me: Facebook