We chat to Irish post-hardcore band Peralis about their debut single, influences and shedding blood, sweat and tears.
Interview by Jane Howkins
How is 2020 treating you so far?
Our year began on a high, busy and fruitful but, with Covid-19, all has slowed down dramatically but, we hope to get everything back on track in the coming months.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
We released our debut double A-Side single Primal Self/Contort, Thrive, Survive via BMJ Records UK in January. Both tracks are available on all major platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play. Deezer, Tik Tok and iHeartRadio etc.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We had planned to hit the studio to finish recording our EP in April but with all the lockdowns and restrictions in place we’ve had to delay this but, we hope to get back into the studio during the summer months. You can keep up to date with Peralis news via our Facebook Page and the Ren Marabou YouTube channel, where you can also catch our music videos and behind the scene videos.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone our upcoming Irish and UK tour due to Covid-19 also but we are in the process of rescheduling.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
As a band we have many musical influences. To name a few we’d have to say Deftones, Testament, Pantera, Smashing Pumpkins, Richie Kotzen, Mastodon, Tool, Vola, Motorhead, Arch Enemy and Insomnium.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
The new Richie Kotzen album 50 for 50 is one we would highly recommend.
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?
Well, we are a very hard working band who really appreciate all the support our fans give us. We bring high energy performances to our live shows and to our studio work. We are music fans who write for music fans and we are not afraid to shed some blood, sweat and tears for our music and fans.
Any last words for the fans?
Stay safe, healthy, strong and courageous through these sad and difficult times. Together we will get through this. Keep looking out for each other and we hope to see you all soon at our future shows.