I had the pleasure of interviewing Kyle, the guitarist and vocalist for Seven Sisters today:
- How did you come up with the name of the band, and what are your influences?
“I saw the name Seven Sisters on a tube train, and thought it was a pretty cool name. There was the link to mythology in Ancient Greece, Pagan mythology, and other such things so that was pretty cool. We’ve all got our influences from things such as extreme metal, death metal, black metal, and of course Thrash Metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Myself and our other guitarist Graham are into that sort of music as well so it helps.”
- What’s the process for writing and recording music for the band?
“We’ve got a tried and tested method. I write most of the lyrics, the melodies and the music, though on the second album Graham wrote some of the lyrics. I’ll come up with an idea, record the skeleton track, send it to the guys, we’ll go away and learn our parts and then come together to record it.”
- What was your approach to writing the songs for your new record?
“So bands like Queensryche, Mercyful Fate, Danger Danger bands with big choruses and hooks was something that really influenced us this time around. And of course with the record being a concept album about the Mists of Avalon which is something that both myself and Graham really like, it made sense to go for a more melodic sort of feel. The Lyrics were the last thing that was written for this record, so they sorted of fit in.”
- What plans do you have for the future?
“We’re playing an album release show on the day the album comes out which is the 13th April at Blackheart in Camden. We’ll likely be playing the full album at that show and then choosing certain songs to play from there. We’re going to be playing shows in London, Manchester, Scotland, then heading to Ireland, and doing another UK Tour before heading to France and Germany.”