Meet Vital Noise…
Hello and thanks for taking time out to talk with us.
Thanks so much for having us!
Can you first introduce the band and give us some background to Vital Noise?
Our band consists of Andrew Wilmot, lead vocals/ guitar; Preston Wilmot, bass; and Reid Campbell, drums. Andrew and Preston are brothers and have been playing together since a very young age. We met Reid in 2018, and have been playing with him ever since.
Is Vital Noise the first project it for you all and if not has previous ventures had a direct effect on the band?
We have all been involved in several different bands/ musical projects throughout the years. Being in those bands has definitely inspired a change in direction as none of us had been in projects in the genre that we play (hard rock/ metal), and definitely made us want to build a band around that.
What inspired the band name?
To be completely honest, we came up with it when we were very young and thought it sounded cool, and it has just sort of stuck with us since.
Was there any specific idea behind the forming of the band and also in what you wanted it and your sound to offer?
All of us really were in to heavier music at the time and wanted to make a band that played that kind of music, so that drove us to come together and actually make it happen.
Do the same things still drive the band when it was fresh-faced or have they evolved over time?
Things have definitely evolved over time; we have all gotten much older and matured a lot since we first formed the band which has played a big part in that.
Since your early days, how would you say your sound has particularly evolved?
Definitely… At first we just wanted to play straight up metal, but now we are much more into writing music that tends to be more radio friendly, but still heavy of course.
And that has been more of an organic change or deliberate?
It is been more organic. It has just naturally seemed to happen as all of us have matured.
Presumably across the band there is a wide range of inspirations; are there any in particular which have impacted not only on the band’s music but your personal approach and ideas to creating and playing music?
Bring Me The Horizon has probably had the biggest impact on the band and our writing style, as we have drawn tremendous inspiration from them.
Is there a process to the songwriting which generally guides the writing of songs?
Every song is a little bit different, but generally speaking, one of us will come in with a riff or some sort of musical idea, and then will kinda jam around it until a full song starts to form. Then our singer, Andrew will put lyrics over it.
Where do you, more often than not, draw the inspirations to the lyrical side of the band’s songs?
We draw inspiration from what we happen to be going through in everyday life. Whether we be happy about something, sad about something, going through relationship issues, etc., we find a way to write about it.
Give us some background to your latest release.
We most recently released two singles entitled “The Ones” and “Famous”, they were both written during the summer of 2017 and we consider them to be some of our best work to date.
Please give us some insight to the themes behind them.
“The Ones” is about people fighting against societal norms and embracing individuality, it was meant to go out to people struggling with those issues and meant to show that it’s ok to be different, and it’s ok to be an individual. “Famous” on the other hand is about people letting materialistic things and unimportant things in life take precedence over things that are actually important like friends and family. This happens way too often in today’s society, so we decided to write a song about it.
Are you a band which goes into the studio with songs pretty much in their final state or prefer to develop them as you record?
We tend to get into the studio with songs in their final state, even though we do very often make little tweaks here and there.
We try to make our show as energetic as possible. We try our best to get the crowd as into it as we possibly can, as we feed off of the energy that they give us.
It is not easy for any new band to make an impact regionally let alone nationally and further afield. How have you found it your neck of the woods?
We are from Los Angeles. Because of this, the scene is very overpopulated, so it is definitely hard to get a ton of recognition, but nonetheless we are trying our best.
How have you found the impact of the internet and social media on the band to date? Flooded with bands and artists, do you see it as something primarily positive or more of a negative on the band’s progress so far?
The internet and social media has definitely helped us in getting gigs and reaching an audience we otherwise wouldn’t have. However, it is definitely hard to get to that next level, but we know we will get there eventually!
Once again a big thanks for sharing time with us; anything you would like to add for the readers?
Thanks so much for having us. Be sure to check out our website and social media (links below) and to listen to our music on Spotify and all other digital streaming platforms!
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Pete RingMaster 06/11/019
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