Interview: Dead Bait – Kill the Gods

Kill the Gods was written after a particularly crap day. I started writing it before we had all even been in a room together. I knew i wanted the phrase to repeat and what it meant to me.

Hi Dead Bait, how are you today?

Hello! We’re all good. We just played our first live show in London a couple of weeks ago and we are still feeling great about it. Months of hard work paid off. Seeing people that we didn’t know enjoy our set is great and makes you feel like you must be doing something right. – Bobby (Guitar)

For those that haven’t heard of you yet, how would you best describe your sound and who have been your biggest influences so far?

Sound wise I feel we are sitting in a bit of a sweet spot between modern metal and a classic grunge/punk sound. As a band we love bands like Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine but also bringing in inspiration from current bands like Stray From The Path, Architects and Don Broco. We are just trying to make our own thing, we haven’t compressed ourselves down to any particular sound we just serve each song individually. – Kyran (Vocals)

And aside from music, what other inspirations have worked their way into your music over the years?

I think naturally all aspects of your life work its way into what you are producing. Kill the Gods is a good example of that in that I have never really felt at ease with where I am and it is the song that forces me to acknowledge that. It has also come through in plenty of our other music. We have some more music in the pipeline with plenty to say for sure influenced by recent working class struggles, social pressures and the way society tries to push a square block through a round hole. I always find myself influenced by world issues, we have plenty more to say and I can’t wait for you to hear it. – Kyran (Vocals)

You have just released your new single ‘Kill the Gods’. Can you tell us how that track came about? Is there a story behind it?

Kill the Gods was one of those songs that just wrote itself. It was the first time we had all met up in a rehearsal space, the first song we wrote as a band and it seemed fitting it be the first song we release. It all started with the intro riff and it snowballed from there and it just came together so easily. The lyrics were written from that feeling we all get to follow the crowd, we wanted to push people away from that and encourage you to make your own rules. – Kyran (Vocals)

Can we expect a new EP, or even an album from you in the near future?

An album is coming for sure. We are in a phase where we have plenty of written material and more keeps coming. We just want to make sure when we do put out the album that it is exactly what we want it to be. We will be keeping a steady stream of music coming in the meantime though for sure. Maybe not an EP but enough Singles to keep people interested. – Kyran (Vocals)

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Get to the pit immediately. – Victor (Bass)

How do you spend your time?

I feel like since the band released our first single ‘Kill the Gods’ most of my time outside of my 9-5 is taken up organising stuff for the band, future releases, rehearsals or writing new material/riffs. I love it though and wouldn’t have it any other way. – Bobby (Guitar)

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnake or Don Broco. Victor – (Bass)

Thats a hard one… Architects purely for how much i aspire to be as good as Sam Carter. – Kyran (Vocals)

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a band?

Consistently writing new songs. Since we’ve formed as a band back in February we have not stopped writing new material at every opportunity we’ve got. It makes us better as songwriters and we are constantly refining our sound as a band. – Bobby (Guitar)

Do you think that technology is improving lives?

Yes and no. There are so many great things about technology for us as a band, such as we can reach more people with our music around the world than we could have 30 years ago. But there are draw backs to that as well. Streaming doesn’t pay very well so it makes it incredibly difficult to earn a living from just releasing music alone. In regards to technology use in our daily lives I think we could all use it more consciously. – Bobby (Guitar)

And finally, what are your plans for the future?

To keep writing, recording and performing music. 

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