Introduce us to your band!
We are Zilch from Worcester UK. Thom is on guitar and vocals, Crag is the drummer, and Cal plays bass.
How did you guys start out?
We formed in early 2018 as we all wanted to make similar music. We have very similar music tastes and like to play hard, so we’ve been writing songs and playing shows as often as we can.
Describe your band’s sound.
Wailing guitars, dirty bass and pummeling drums. We’re kind of heavy, have catchy bits with singalong melodies. Essentially, we’re an alternative rock/grunge band with some dashes of punk and metal vibes as well.
What influences your craft?
Life experiences and how we react to them, so I guess our own state of mind influences our craft. We like to have fun and like to express our frustrations as well.
What makes your project different?
I guess we don’t shy away from dynamics. We have some quiet, almost delicate sections
and other sections where it’s all hands to the pumps, screaming and making a hell of a noise. We’re not very reserved live either; we quite like to go wild on stage. Some bands in this genre maybe don’t do that anymore, so maybe we’re a bit of a throwback in that sense.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
It would have to be our first release ‘Righteous’. It has the aggression and rawness we have throughout our repertoire, and it’s a fan favourite.
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
Getting gigs. It seems really difficult to get on some bills. Some places are very cliquey and will only go with what’s ‘in’ at the moment. Everyone who has given us a chance, firstly thank you! And secondly have always given us good feedback and given us the chance to spread our music so nice one!
What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
Worcester music festival this year. We played at The Firefly, and it was rammed, it was a really high-energy gig with a great line-up, and we seemed to be pretty well received. Furthering from that though, we’re still in our infancy, so every gig we get and every song we write is a highlight.
How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
We’re recording our first EP early next year. We’ve released three singles so far, feels about time to release an EP. We’ll gig that til everyone’s sick of it in as many places as we can, and then we’ll do an album and do it all again.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
We would like to be remembered as a genuinely good band with good songs that tapped into a lot of people’s heads and a band who played loud, were very sweaty, gave it their all and loved a party.