Interviews: Lucid Conformity


This is a new interview with the Metal band Lucid Conformity from the UK. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you plan it or came out just like that?

Dale: Oh man thinking of a band name is always difficult, this was thought about between myself and Tom C, and is basically a reflection on the society that we live in today, We have to conform more than we really can see, it is so clearly in front of our eyes, but we are blinded by media manipulation and fear.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Dale: Well actually it just came out that way really. I and Tom have always taken ground inspiration from bands such as Fear Factory and Divine Heresy, we did always intend to push LC in that direction. But the first album was more Death metal orientated as we also take inspiration from all other elements of the metal music spectrum... however looking back on it despite still really loving the record, maybe it was a bit disjointed and our more "crafted" sound that will be illustrated with Escape the Construct will give a truer sense of Lucid Conformity's identity.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

Dale: Yes I and Tom C go back many years (about 15 now? Jeez...) and we have shared the stage many times in other projects. Fun Fact: his old band Insidious was the first band that I ever auditioned for... and I didn't get the job ha!

4. Each band member favourite band? 

Dale: right now... Whitechapel

Tom C: Tough one but probably again Fear Factory.

Brendan: I'd have to say Machine Head, never seen them do a bad live show. 

Tom E: Currently loving Meshuggah!

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Tom C: It could be almost anything haha. Mostly just messing around with riffs on my computer or any new gear, to be honest. Sometimes world events or other random things can cause inspiration to strike.

6. Where was your last gig?

Dale: Mine personally was at Complexity Festival in The Netherlands right before the pandemic struck. However, that was for a different band as Lucid Conformity had not yet released any material at this point and due to the pandemic, we haven't had the chance to play our first show yet.

7. Where would you like to act?

Brendan: It'd be nice to work towards one of the grassroots metal festivals in the UK like Uprising or bloodstock.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Tom C: I think it would be very fitting and an honor to perform with the Fear factory and maybe Meshuggah? I'd also love to share the stage with bands such as White chapel to bands like Architects.

9. Who not? 

Tom C: That’s a tough one as there are not many people I wouldn’t want to play with... I dunno maybe Mariah Carey? Haha.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Dale: Not so much stage fright but I had a massive anxiety attack before stepping on stage to an open festival in Japan. My only advice for calming nerves is to just go through some deep breathing techniques and ultimately have fun and enjoy the experience! Don't overthink things and go with the motions.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Tom C: Well the obvious one is Fear Factory: I’ve been listening to them since I was a kid and just love their stuff. Other ones are bands like Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Arch spire through to bands like Mnemic, Meshuggah, Sybreed, etc. 

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

Brendan: I used to play shows in a pair of pink shorts, definitely had a few people interested, although after the set the always seemed less interested...

13. What do you think of your fans?

Tom E: At this point, this project is still quite fresh, so we're very grateful for anyone who streams or buys any of our music and can't wait to get out on the road to see them in person. Fans are the lifeblood of bands like ours and if there wasn't that support then we wouldn't be able to do what we do.

14. What do you think of our site?

Tom E: It's a very cool site. And a really good platform to showcase bands who may want to expand their fan base. Great job, love it!

15. Something to add?

Brendan: It's been fun hiding away over lockdown working with these guys on this song/these songs. Now I can't wait to unleash Escape the Construct on March 25th and see what people think of it, them to move forward and see what the future holds for us as a band.

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