Water Into Water
First off tell us where your from and how long you’ve been going?
We’re Birmingham-based, as our rehearsal space is in Hockley; we’ve been together as a trio (bass // drums // guitar) since March 2019, with electric piano coming on board in October. I’ve written this music over the last 3//4 years, so it’s humbling to finally hear it played live.
Tell us a little bit about your style of music and influences?
Our music combines the intensity of metal with progressive song structures, jazz harmony and fierce improvisation. By learning the tunes together by ear, in the practice space, we’ve shaped a sound that is both powerful and elastic.
As far as influences are concerned, artists such as Meshuggah, TOOL, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Starebaby and Animals as Leaders are all in there, as are jazz colossi Miles Davis, Tigran Hamasyan, Tyshawn Sorey, Jim Black… The list goes on!
What is your goal in this year’s M2TM competition?
Absolutely no expectations from us. We’ll play our hearts out, and hopefully do the music justice!
What should we look out for in your live show?
Expect the unexpected! Powerful riffs, lots of groove, dynamic interplay between the four of us… An intense show, no doubt.
What do you think makes you stand out in the crowded metal scene?
What’s nice about how the scene has evolved over the last decade, is that heavy progressive instrumental music has become so popular; we’re combining those elements with improvisation, something I would love to see more of amongst our peers
Other than yourselves; Who do you think are your biggest rivals to win this year’s M2TM Wolverhampton?
Healthy competition is great, but picking out a rival doesn’t sit right, we’re all equal contenders as far as I’m concerned.