Project Revise – Interview

Project Revise are a pop-punk trio from Worcestershire, who recently released their new EP titled Songs From The Shed. We decided to sit down and have a chat with the band to see how things have been going since the EP was released – see how things went below!

By Jane Howkins

You’ve just released an EP titled Songs From The Shed. What can you tell us about the EP?

Believe it or not, the name has some meaning behind it! At our local rehearsal studio, Top Banana in Redditch, the room we’ve done a lot of our writing over the past couple of years is aptly named The Shed. We felt it was appropriate to show our appreciation for one of the most important places on earth to the band! We feel as though Songs From the Shed shows the direction we’re heading towards with our music, while still keeping our old school punk rock roots.

How has the reception been to the EP? Mostly good, we hope?

We’ve had some great feedback from our followers about the new songs; there are a tonne of people out there sharing our new music constantly – which we really appreciate and is always a good sign. Three of the songs from this EP have been added to official Spotify playlists (which have hundreds of thousands of followers on each) – so it’s had a pretty extensive reach so far!

Do you have any plans to release a full length album in the near future? If so, what can you tell us about that?

Although we’re not planning a full length in the near future, we’d like to keep on releasing singles and perhaps another EP within the next 12-18 months too. With the COVID-19 crisis right now, it’s pretty difficult for unsigned bands to plan an album release with a full touring schedule to coincide. However – we do plan on continuing to write and release new music still…as soon as we can get back into the studio again!

We hear that the band formed in 2017. How did you get together, and how have things changed since then?

We’ve all been friends for many years before the band got together. I (Chris) actually used to go and watch previous bands Dave and Rich were in together. I was a bit of a fanboy to be honest!

What is your writing process like? Do you write music alone or as a band?

We tend to write the majority of our music all together in the practice room. There might be a riff or vocal idea one of us brings to start a new song, but most of what we write is all together as a band.

You’ve just released a new music video for the track Hide Yourself. What can you tell us about the song, and why did you choose to release that track as a single?

Hide Yourself is about feeling lost and wanting to find a way of progression towards a better place. It’s a pretty relevant message to put out there, especially with everything going on in the world currently – so we felt like it was very suitable as a single. We loved being able to involve our followers with the music video for it too. We ended up with 30 people involved from the UK, US, Australia, France, Spain, Germany and Italy, which we’re totally over the moon with!

Do you plan to release any more singles anytime soon? If so, when and what are they?

We’ll be announcing our next single in the next few weeks. It’s already been recorded – we’re just figuring out the best time to put it out there! Spoiler alert: It’s called Borderline. We’re pretty excited about this one – it’s not something anyone has heard from us live before. In fact, we hadn’t even written the vocals for this song until on the day at the studio. But it’s ended up being one of our favourite songs so far!

Do you have any plans to tour in the UK (after the coronavirus pandemic has died down obviously)?

We would absolutely love to tour in as many locations as possible (including some new places!) after the coronavirus pandemic has died down. We’re talking all the time about how much we miss playing live at the moment, so we really are itching to get back out there again ASAP.

Why do you think people should attend one of your shows, and what can people expect from a Project Revise gig?

We have a massive amount of passion for what we do – and we’d like to think that it’s evident to the crowd at our live shows; we love to get the audience involved and sing one or two *very* silly songs. We also love hanging out and meeting new people at the end of the shows – we think it’s important to spend time with the people who help us continue doing what we love!

Any last words for the fans?

Thank you for continuing to support Project Revise – whether you’ve been attending shows, wearing our t-shirts or streaming our music. We appreciate the support from each and every one of you! Please stay safe (and inside!) during the coronavirus pandemic – and we hope to see you all very soon.