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Published on March 10th, 2013 | by voxx

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An Interview With Heaven’s Basement

Heaven’s Basement is due to release their full length debut album Filthy Empires Roisin got a chance to catch up with their lead guitarist Sid Glover to find out more about the band and their life on tour.

How did you decide on the name ‘Heaven’s Basement’?

We were having a party that was in a living room under the street level so you can see the street out of the window. I was lying in the room wanting to come up with a name for the band. ‘Heaven’s Basement’ just came out and we ended up sticking with it.

When Aaron first joined, the rest of you put him through a ‘hazing ritual’. What did this include and why?
We needed to know that he was going to survive under any kind of conditions. Touring isn’t a life that most people are used to.

What are your inspirations when it comes to song-writing?
We write about real things that happen to us. We don’t make up adventurous stories, and each of the songs we have written have come about in a different way. On the album, we wanted to make sure everyone could see the different dynamics of the band. We’re not just a full on rock band all the time, we have quite a varied sound.

What was it like playing gigs like Download and Bloodstock?
Download was amazing for all of us because it was the first time we’d played there with a full electric set. We played on the Sunday and we didn’t expect too much. I’d been to Download before and I know on Sundays people are hung over and can’t really be bothered, so when we first got there people were just milling about. Then five minutes before we went on, someone asked the security guard how it was looking and he popped his head out and just freaked out. He had to radio to double the security.


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