Introduce us to your band!
We are Tradmrkd, a 4 piece band from Aberdeen in Scotland. We comprise of Corey Finnie on lead guitar, Finlay Cardno on bass, James Riddoch on the drums and Eddie Flinn on vocals and guitar
How did you guys start out?
Originally the band had zero aspirations to do anything. It was just Finlay and Eddie with another mate playing in a garage having fun and not caring if they sucked or not. Now we found our current line up we are starting to take off and we are
Describe your band’s sound
The best way to describe our sound is 90s era Green Day. The main reason is our current work was all written by Eddie and Green Day was a huge influence on how he got into music. Working as a band in creating music, our sound drifts from pop punk to sometimes a classic rock feel.
What influences your craft?
Good rock and roll music. I swear all of us were born in the wrong decade. We listen to bands like, Guns n Roses, the Smiths, Ramones, Nirvana, The Buzzcocks. To name a few. So, just good sounding music influences us.
What makes your project different?
I would say that we might be a bit different lyrically. It’s not so much of a story we tell but more of an overview of a core issue. Nothing is too blatant in most of our songs.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Leanna is probably the best song to introduce anyone with. It is one of our most requested. As a band, we enjoy playing all our songs live, brown ale is one of our favourites – well, of the ones we have released so far.
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
The hardest thing we have found is creating a fan base and getting recognised. We have only got under 200 likes on Facebook. So, trying to get our name out there has been a struggle
What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
It would definitely have to be playing our first ever gig – as a band, finally getting our first slot was amazing. From then on, we have grown from strength to strength.
How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
With all this doom and gloom surrounding the world right now. We have stayed positive as our future is still looking so bright. There are so many projects on the cards just waiting to get the green light to go ahead. Some festivals and shows are on the horizon. You will just need to stay updated with us by checking out our Facebook page.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
We want to be that band where someone’s child finds an old record of ours and asks his dad who we are? Generational appeal would be amazing.