Band Q&A – Air Drawn Dagger

Air Drawn Dagger are from Sheffield UK! Members consist of;

  • Maisie – Vocals
  • Lewis – Guitar
  • Ross – Drums

1) Who are your top 3 influences?

  1. My Chemical Romance
  2. Motley Crue
  3. Red Hot Chilli Peppers

2) How did you all meet?

Lewis met Maisie when he moved to Sheffield for university and advertised for musicians online. We started writing songs in the back of her mums cake shop and gigging. Ross joined on drums and completed our sound.

3) How did you get your band name?

It’s from Macbeth. It’s a charicterisation of an emotional outburst. It felt like a accurate way to describe what we do.

4) What is your song writing process?

It varies. Lewis and Maisie usually start writing chords, lyrics and melodies together, but we can jam out ideas until something develops or even start programing electronics and building a track up that way.

5) What are your plans for a year from now?

UK shows throughout the summer, international shows before the year is out along with more new music!

7. Biggest challenge?

Probably trying to balance being creative, with the responsibilities of real life and trying to stay a sane, balanced human being. That and being broke.

8. Favourite thing about performing?

The fact it can take you to places you have never been before purely to have a party with your mates and make new friends.

9. Favourite song to perform live?

Probably ‘I’ve Been Going to Church (Just Praying for Disaster)’. The “Da Da’s” really go off when the crowd sing them back.

10. What inspired your recent songs?

We have been trying to work the “emotional” muscles lately. We love tapping into feelings that are shared but rarely talked about.

11. What do you do when you’re not musically involved?

We’re all foodies, so eating is a big shared interest. We all like to travel even though we spend a lot of the year on the road. We like to get creative in other ways too, video editing, sound mixing, creative writing ect…

12. In your opinion, what’s your best song?

‘Hope Antidote’, our latest single. It’s the first time we’ve produced our own songs in our studio and it feels super organic.

 13. Who has the worst dress sense?

Maisie, have you seen that cat jumper in our profile pic?!

14. Funniest show story?

We played Burnely once and a bunch of drunk old men took their clothes off… like completely off and were running around the bar. We still see them in our nightmares.

15. Pizza! What do you all have?

We all love anything involving Pineapple, Jalapenos, Olives, Mushrooms, Onions, and a LOT of cheese (vegan).

16. Most annoying member?

Ross has an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory/tech and forgets we don’t know what any of his words mean sometimes. Not annoying but confusing…and concerning.

17. Worst tattoo?

Maisie is the only one with a tattoo and she loves it but I guess it’s the worst by default?

18. You become millionaires. What do you do with the money?

Buy the studio space we have built, get a van that doesn’t break/leak, clean the ocean.

You can follow Air Drawn Dagger on Facebook and Twitter.

Listen on Spotify.

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