We caught up with The Surrenders ahead of the “Alive” Tour

Lifestyle / November 23, 2018
by Olivia Mannix

The This Feeling Alive tour is well and truly underway and this week we caught up with Birmingham’s finest, The Surrenders, who have been following the guys around and taking over every stage. An interview that is sure to make you grin – join scotts in getting to know the band a little better.

How did you guys come together?

We all became friends on the green that sits between our old houses. We became a tight unit through our teenage shenanigans and ability to drink warm cider.

What was the first gig you played as a band?

We played at a gypsy birthday party. It was exactly as you’d imagine.

What do you think is the best song you’ve released, and why?

‘Maybe There’ll Be Blood’ because the process was fast and free. We’ve learnt not to sit on a song like an egg and wait for something to hatch. If you’re gonna do it just do it and get it out.

If you hadn’t become musicians, what do you think you’d be doing right now?

Not a lot really. Some of us would be ‘living’ on the dole. I don’t know, don’t think much would change.


What’s your favourite city that you’ve been to together?

Tricky question to answer as we all go for very different places and Scott (drummer) doesn’t really like anywhere. Playing in London’s normally a hoot and Manchester a good crack. Anywhere that has something real going on and isn’t full of yuppies.

What night are you most looking forward to on the tour?

Birmingham will be fun because we can play to all the familiar boys and girls. None of us have ever been to Glasgow either so that one should be fun.

So, what is the dream?

To be the toppermost of the poppermost, but with a pocket of integrity left if that’s such a thing.

You recently released ‘Maybe There’ll Be Blood’ – what is the track about and what has the response been like?

It’s the bestial child of our social environment. The foreshadowing of what’s to come, England in its current uncertain state. Or maybe it’s just a lively piece of explicit fun. There’s a star next to it on Apple Music, not sure what that means but it’s a sign.

If you had one message to tell your fans, what would it be?

Brothers, sisters, comrades in arms, we’ll be in your city this November, find the date and join us.

When can we expect new music?

After the tour I’d say, just waiting for EMI and Sony to offer us that nine album contract. It’s only a matter of time.

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