Interview: Insolace

We chat to British alternative rock band Insolace about their new music, influences and cockney anecdotes.

Interview by Jane Howkins

How is 2020 treating you so far?
‘Manic’ would be the best word to some up how 2020 has been for us so far. It’s also brought us a lot of excitement for our third single release titled Not Alright! A lot of work went into writing and recording this single so it feels good to finally be releasing it.

Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
As we’re quite a new band, we only have a few singles out, Calm, Jaded and recently added to the list, Not Alright! We’ve been dropping singles here and there as we feel that’s the best approach for a new band.

Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We’re always writing; that remains a constant. We’ve actually been having a lot of fun lately incorporating other musical genres into our more recent material such as indie, liquid drum & bass and other electronic elements, so it’s going to be interesting to see where this new experimentation will take us.

Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
Well the recent outbreak of corona[virus] has really affected our gigging plans and the same goes for most bands. We’ve already had to cancel multiple shows as a result of this outbreak, so we’re currently working hard to re-schedule the shows we’ve had to postpone.

What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
We’ve been lucky this year to be blessed with recent releases from Boston Manor, Haley Williams, Grimes, Pvris, Bloxx and Tame Impala to just name a few. If you haven’t heard any of those bands/artists then make sure you sort that out!

Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
People should pick up our records to admire the artwork our brilliant artists have done for us! You should also see us live if you appreciate a sweaty performance and cockney anecdotes.

Any last words for the fans?
Head over to any streaming service to hear our most recent release Not Alright! Make sure you also follow us on all the usual social platforms to stay updated with what we have in store for you.