We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with our Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. Lincolnshire trio Kill The Ideal have just dropped the video for their big new single ‘Dangerous!’ that lyrically battles with bullies of the past. Singer and guitarist Ash Wilson said “the person that gave me the inspiration for this song irritates the hell out of me! ‘Dangerous!’ is about looking your enemies in the face and squaring up to them with a smile. I went through hell and high water and ‘Dangerous!’ was the result… it’s gonna stick to you like a leech”. The single is taken from their upcoming self-titled EP that hits download sites at the end of October so keep your eyes peeled.
KILL THE IDEAL
FOR FANS OF:
Don Broco / Lower Than Atlantis / Decade
‘Heritage’ (2015) [Download]
LATEST MUSIC VIDEO:
OCTOBER 28 – LINCOLN, 2Q Festival
WHAT THE BAND SAY:
DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Kill The Ideal before?
Kill The Ideal: Anthemic, powerful, alternative pop rock. The kind of band you would show your boss when your about to hand in your notice!
DP!: How did the band form?
Kill The Ideal: We all knew each other through college. Ash and Luke studied together, and Jordan just kind of appeared like a contestant on ‘Stars In Their Eyes’!
DP!:What plans do you have for the future?
Kill The Ideal: We’re set to release our self titled EP on 17th October. We plan to tour as much as possible and continue writing, we have set the bar high and plan to go way above it. We’ve just been confirmed for 2Q festival which is super exciting as we’ll be sharing the stage with some giants in Circa Waves, The Sherlocks and Arcane Roots. We have actually already started writing and recording new music passed this EP so that we continue with the momentum. There’s no sign of us slowing down at all!
DP!:Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Kill The Ideal: It’s a privilege to be a part of the UK rock scene at the minute. UK bands are seriously smashing it! We have been jamming the new Arcane Roots, The Xcerts, Don Broco, The Gospel Youth records recently! Also we’re absolutely in love with the new Architects tune! They’re seriously carrying the flag for UK heavy music right now!
DP!:Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Kill The Ideal: I think Biffy Clyro are are prime example of what are inspired by. Especially being a 3-piece. We just love the energy and huge sound they bring to their live performance. It’s certainly something we’ve been working hard on in our practice studio.
DP!:What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Kill The Ideal: There’s been so many memories so far! We have to pinch ourselves already as we never thought we would achieve what we have already! I think if we picked one it would be our recent sell-out hometown show. With the decline of live music venues happening around the country our hometown Boston suffered hard. We had a vision of holding a secret location gig ourselves which seemed crazy but ended up being insane. We converted a hall in our local theatre into a full blown rock show! It just so happened to also be the oldest building in the town. Tickets sold out in record time and people went mental. It was so much fun and seriously emotional! Aside from that recording our upcoming EP was a seriously surreal moment for us. Lower Than Atlantis have been a favourite of ours for years so to be called up by there guitarist and producer Ben Samson to record at their studio was a no brainer decision for us!
Kill The Ideal‘s new self-titled EP is out October 17th and you can order the album here.
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