I caught up with Sunderland four piece The Voyd, we chatted about their new single ‘Get Away’ which will be released 29.01.21 and thieving Reverend & the Makers rider!
How have things been for you over the lockdown/tier fiasco? What has been the most challenging?
The most challenging thing is definitely not being able to gig, we’ve put a lot of hard work in to get where we are and headlining gigs was becoming the norm to us! Obviously, that’s been out the window for a while so we are hoping things pick up soon…
What are your feelings about the current situation and its impact on live music and venues?
It’s heartbreaking to see all the live music so desolate at the moment, venues going out of business and people losing their jobs is the worst part of it. Hopefully when things get back to normal it’ll kickstart it all up again.
Do you think there has been enough help for the industry throughout the crisis?
Not at all, being told to retrain really pissed us off. As musicians who’ve put years of work in, I don’t think i’ll be retraining anytime soon.
2020 has been understandably riddled with a lot of negativity, what was some positives for The Voyd in 2020?
We are always writing music, it’s something I doubt will ever stop, we have a new single called ‘Get Away’ that is out this month and we have another single ready to record when our studio opens back up. At the moment while we can’t gig, its all about getting new music out so when the gigs come back we have a full array of tunes to hit people with.
Tell me all about your new upcoming single…
It’s our favourite one we have done so far, it starts with a bouncy intro when the bass and kick-drum come into the track. We went for big and loud with this one but has a gentle side to it on the pre-chorus. It is a bit different to the ones we usually write but we wanted to show people we aren’t just a one trick pony and show there is no limit to what we can do and make sound good.
What’s the best venue you’ve played so far and what’s would be your dream venue to play after Covid-19?
Best venue is probably O2 Academy Newcastle, that night was unreal, over 100 all singing our songs back to us was incredible. The dream venue to play would be Brixton Academy. Capacity of 8000 people all bouncing about to our tracks.
Our favourite festival we have played was Sunniside Live in Sunderland, the sun was shining, all our mate came to watch us play and England were playing in the world cup and won! All in all it was a great day, we ended up drinking bottles of Peroni backstage and turns out they belonged to Reverend and the Makers… oops!
What tune should readers listen to right now of yours that you’d say currently sums you up the best?
Our most recent single we released in September is called ‘Be There’. It sums up the type of lads we are, rock n roll and know our way around a night out or two. It’s been described as a fast paced indie anthem.
What can we look forward to from you in 2021?
We have new singles, new merch and hopefully CD’s/Vinyl coming out in 2021, keep a eye out!