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Stoke-on-Trent nu-metallers Black Coast are back with their band new single, ‘Paradise’, to tease us until we get to hear their highly anticipated debut album sometime later this year. The band took to the studio after their live shows with Ground Culture were cancelled mid-way due to COVID.
We caught up with vocalist Chaz Hewitt and guitarist Scott Pinnington to talk about their origins and what the future holds.
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DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Black Coast before?
Scott: If Alice In Chains met Limp Bizkit and then they had a threesome with Deftones. We would pop out.
DP!: How did the band form?
Chaz: The band formed from other local bands, Scott had been in a few and Joe, Me, Matty and Bird were in another. Before I joined, them boys went through a few vocalists even though I was next door aha. I didn’t feel like I fit in where I was and when you add Scotty to the mix – so many people stop after a few attempts but we never felt like we were done with music. We didn’t know each other that well then but the sound was heavier than anything we’d done, very riff-heavy.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Scott: Just to carry on writing and releasing music we believe in. We do nothing by half measures and work as hard as we can. We’ve put everything we have into this new music, literally blood, sweat and tears. It is the best thing we’ve ever done and we’ve left no riff, vocal pattern, bass clang or drum hit unturned. We worked really close with Sam Bloor of Lower Lane to define our sound but we have got so much new music in the pipeline and this year is gonna be the year of Black Coast.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Scott: There’s a few! Ocean Grove, Cane Hill, Holding Absence, Moralslip, Bones & Power Trip…
Chaz: There’s a few staple bands we all like but mostly we have our own thing. At the moment for myself it’s Keaton Henson, Hundredth’s new record and Miley Cyrus’s new album.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Scott: We aspire to us. Why aspire to be something that’s already happened?
Chaz: Bands wise each got our own favourite who started music for each of us, everyone’s got a different way of approaching everything. We like the bands who slogged it out to get where they are today and didn’t have as many resources, almost made it feel more personal when everything wasn’t as accessible. Obviously it’s different these days but I think we all like that.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Scott: Going to Japan was defo up at the top…
Chaz: Japan was just whole new World! We hadn’t done Europe first like a lot of bands do so we had no idea of what to expect, I think just the amount of respect and how cool everyone was, even to 5 lads who didn’t know what the fuck was going on to be honest! It felt just very surreal to do, we 100% want to go back.
Scott: Also touring with some of our top mates Ground Culture last year. T’was a proper laugh.
DP!: Where do you want to be a year from now?
Scott: Playing shows and making hot riffs.
Black Coast‘s new single ‘Paradise’ is out now and you can download the single online from Apple Music (here).