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Lincoln metallers Borders have burst onto the scene with their full-length record ‘Purify’; an ambitious album which documents a timeline of human corruption from the wartime atrocities of the Japanese experimental death camps in ‘731’ to a bleak vision of future potential healthcare systems in ‘Wake Up’. We caught up with Tom Britton from the band to run us through the history and future of Borders.
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WHAT THE BAND SAY:
DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard wavebye before?
Tom: We like to blend our favourite parts of different genres to make music that we love, so it can be hard to describe ourselves! We try to be a brutal assault on the senses that makes you think!
DP!: How did the band form?
Tom: Tom, Gav and Dan all met through university, we bonded over a love of heavy music, audio production and just hanging out! We joined forces with JJ soon after putting an advert out for a vocalist. We wanted to carve our own space for ourselves in the music scene.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Tom: To keep writing the music we love! It’s the thing we enjoy most and we hope we can continue it into the future. After our debut album Purify we want to try and keep improving, write even more exciting music and play even more shows.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Tom We are loving Dealer, Lotus eater, Sleep Token and Loathe to name a few. They are all nailing it right now. Although not strictly a new band Black Tongue’s new release has been on heavy rotation too.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Tom: We tend to idolise the Nu-Metal scene! Linkin Park are one of our collective favourite bands, they managed to do what we aspire to and blend different genres of music into one cohesive whole. Spoken word, Dj sections, Harsh vocals, clean vocals and guitar riffs; it all seems like it shouldn’t work but their musicianship and songwriting pull through and make an incredible, unique sound.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Tom: Our personal stand-out moment was playing with Martyr Defiled on their farewell show. It was an honour to support them on such a special date, the crowd response and love in that room was incredible.
Borders‘ debut album ‘Purify’ is out now, via Long Branch Records and you can download it on iTunes here.
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