Behind The Scenes: Kill The Ideal On Heritage

Kill The Ideal

Kill The Ideal are currently getting ready to release their new EP Heritage. We caught up with the band to find out a bit more and get a track by track insight on it. Read about it below…

This was written almost a year and a half ago, it has taken a few different shapes before musically and structurally staying the way it has. It is so much fun to play; it feels like we have taken a trip back to the late 90’s, early 2000. There are no real hidden meanings to this song, it is what it is and some people will get it and some people won’t. That’s the beauty of it, we try to be as diverse as possible. When Ash writes the initial songs, the riffs, chorus and melody always come first before the lyrics. For example, for about six months when it was first written, it had a really heavy breakdown in the middle of the track, where now it has the middle 8 and for the whole song he would make the lyrics up on the spot live, as if you go away humming the melody, who he thought who cares what your saying, but now as a band together we are happy with the lyrics written and really feel that people will catch on to this song, it just makes you want to bounce and spill your beer everywhere and the fact that it will be premiered on Kerrang makes it all that sweeter.

This is just epic, huge riffs, huge chorus, gentle middle 8 and gigantic finish, basically what we call the gut buster!!! It fills us with so much joy, passion and exuberance when we play it. When it was first written, Ash was unsure about it, he felt it wasn’t heavy enough, he had in his head how he wanted it and he just wasn’t happy. Luke, Jordan and Ross, had their input and with a few tweaks the chorus was created creating that uplifting humungous feeling you get in your gut when you first hear the chorus, in the words of Lee Batiuk “Jesus, it really works.” We know at any show, if we want to get anybody’s attention, we just need to crack out Higher and then we have a party on our hands.

The Fire
Just a feel good song. The message put across is to be there for one another and don’t be a stranger to the ones closest to you. It was written on an old battered acoustic guitar and originally was going to be more punky, but as we love 30 Seconds To Mars, it ended up the way it has. Again a real pleasure to play.

My Friend
This one is about a friend of Ash’s, who cannot be named, but she was going through a tough time and together they managed to sort things out. It seems to be no matter how heavy the load, keep your head held high, as you might miss that one thing that can change your whole perception on a situation. That is basically the song, well that along with some harmonies, killer riffs and sexy guitar, bass and percussion.

All in all, we’re so pleased with this first E.P, we don’t want to say too much about the songs as we want you to be able to make your own mind up. We want every song to make you feel a different way and we hope we can bring a difference to your life and music collection.

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Kill The Ideal are also getting ready for a UK tour. Catch them at one of the dates below:Kill The Ideal Tour

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Soundscape’s editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: or @acidnat on twitter.

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