Interview with Arcadian Haze

My car is turned off but the music continues to play through the speakers. The various sounds of music from this next band reminds me of an early version of Red Hot Chili Peppers. I set out to the soundstage to meet this next band for an interview that I will do a rock and a roll. Once inside, I sat down on the couch and talk with Arcadian Haze to talk music, life and of course jamming to their music!

Here is the interview with Arcadian Haze:

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?

The mean streets of S73!! Yeah, of course your surroundings will always inspire you. No matter where you live people will know and have their own version of ‘the streets’. For us, it’s the little known free-state called Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, where the passion is high and the pride is even stronger. Different personalities and character types stand out and appeal to us in relatable ways. Things like that enable us to tell stories from a northern working-class viewpoint, the necessity of being resourceful and sharing the love in individual ways. The simplicity of ‘Love On The Dole’.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

┬áBoth Gilby and Rossi were dragged up by the seedier, heavier side of rock n roll… bouncing about and breaking heads in the mosh pit. Tye and Jamie were on the indie train, smelling roses and reading NME …and Nath was listening to classical FM at her majesty’s pleasure (spitting rhymes to the sound of Mozart) …but within all that diversity we all seemed to have found a love for hip hop and funk with our different influences coming together to create the new sound of working class northern England we like to call “grit pop”

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

A few of my hero have fallen from grace and public favour except Chuck Norris and Timmy Mallet if that happens to them then forget it my childhood is ruined.

If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?

Still on the dole. Nothing would have changed as after the mid 80’s our town along with others had its heart and soul ripped out due to the coal mines closing down so we were brought up with next to no prospects but needed outlets and music became a way to release what we were feeling inside as the only other option was to be working in a call centre in administrative jobsworth land.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?

Being the open minded guys we are we would take advice from a man who used to do Kung Fu called Bruce Lee and say “don’t think just do”….but obviously you have to learn the basics and have the right gear. Have faith in your gear, look after your gear and the gear will look after you!