Interview: SlipStream “We play with an intensity of Napalm”



We recently interviewed SlipStream who are competing in the Headlander Festival Battle of The Bands

Could you tell us a little bit about yourselves for those that have never heard of you before?

We’re not quite metal, heavy rock or prog but we are a heavily influenced by these styles. we put our own spin on it with brutal riffs, melodic vocals and chunky funky bass lines to hold it together. we are loud, fast and heavy with some stomping grooves to fill your appetites for good old Rock n roll.

How did you get started, how did you all meet?

Max (drummer) and ed (guitarist) are cousins and have been playing together for a long while and we found steve (bass player) when we were searching for a bass player. a friend put us in touch with steve and the rest is history really.

There is so much music out there what do you do to stand out, what makes you different?

We are not a band based on bullshit lyrics and a pretty image we play with the intensity of napalm whether its to 5 people or 5000 we just want to play. if something more comes of it then great but if people hear our stuff and have a rhythm, riff or vocal line that we have written bouncing through their heads then to us that is success.

slipstream2What has been you most memorable moment as a band so far?

The most memorable moment is possibly in the early days when steve first brought his Bass stack to eds garage to jam and blew the fuses to the entire house whilst we were playing. gig wise we played a beer festival in disley that had the most responsive croud we have ever played to that was awesome.

Could you tell us a bit about the recording of your music video (your entry to the competition)?

 The recording was basicly a digital camera in the hands of a friend taken a while ago we do have vocals for that track but that particular video is just from when we were laying down the song. it came out ok but to date we haven’t recorded a proper music video.

What is your favourite festival memory?

 As a band we all went to download festival when ac/dc and rage against the machine headlined i can only speculate to what ed n ste thought but seeing rage was bloody incredible they were on it to say the least!

slipstream3How do people find out more about you?

We have facebook and youtube profiles which have all of our recordings on for free to download go ahead and download them like our page and keep a look out our hiatus has come to an end and we will be playing live alot more!

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