Interview: Into The Deep

Into The Deep are a fantastic new band that I’ve discovered, sharing not one, but two of their tracks recently, titled Wasted & Decay. You can learn more about this fabulous group below!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released two songs, titled Wasted & Decay, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about this song and where can it be purchased?

Both Decay & Wasted are two sides of the same coin really, they both deal with the trappings in living in this digital age.  A lot of our music circles around that central theme, I feel like we live in this contradictory world of false virtues where everything is inherently false, but those falsehoods come from our genuine need to feel seen.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

It was actually kind of the opposite, because we couldn’t get together and make noise, Jonny and I were writing like crazy. We had all this time and nothing to do, we wrote a lot of material, we haven’t even had the chance to work on a lot of it with the rest of the band yet.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

Our process is very collaborative, Jonny or I will usually write a whole song, send it to each other then deconstruct, restructure and rearrange until we’re both happy with it; once we’ve got a solid structure we’ll bring it to Seamus and Cosh to write their parts. Then we’ll record a demo, make sure we’re happy and get practicing to add it to our set!

Have you started writing for a future EP/album?

Yes. No. Maybe? Right now, we’re happy with the songs we have and want to give each one space to breath. We have a really good group of creative collaborators, Krzysztof Furgala & Sam Driver in particular, who are helping us work on visuals and creative ways of communicating our music.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

We’d like to get two or three more songs out into the world this year, then by 2023 we may look at doing something more ambitious! 

You’re based in the Newcastle. What is the local music scene like?

Amazing, the North East is full of talent and so many people are in more than one great band that it makes us feel like we aren’t working hard enough! We’ve started a playlist which is full of local and national grassroots music to share as much of it as we can (there’s be a link on our Instagram!)

You’re clearly a rock band. What/who influences you most as artists? What have you been listening to recently?

We all have a range of influences, I think right now our music is pulling from things like Bring Me The Horizon & Linkin Park, but a lot of people have compared us to Nothing But Thieves as well.

You have a gig coming up in Glasgow in August. Do you have any other tour dates lined up?

We have a few shows we’re waiting to announce which we should be able to share soon, one or two in Newcastle and a couple North of Manchester. We’ve been trying to set up a UK tour, but we’ve been struggling with logistics – it will happen, it’s just finding the right time!

Why do you think people should come and see you live, and what can fans expect from one of your shows?

We’re very much a live band. I’m really proud of our frenetic live show, and it is a show. We’re not just four guys playing music, we work really hard on the visual and performative elements of what we do. In saying that, it doesn’t feel forced, we’re very loose and the shows are very fluid. We’re constantly trying new and strange ways to improve what we’re doing.

Any last words for the fans?

Thanks for sticking with us, our comeback show was sold out and the energy in the room was amazing; to have people singing along to new music but also to songs that date back to 2017 was very special. If you keep showing up, we’ll keep pushing ourselves to be better and better.