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Born out of the gutters of Bristol, Liquid State are quickly becoming a hot property when it comes to metal, grunge and punk. Their new single ‘Face To Face’ shows their ferocious attitude with monstrous guitar riffs and razing drums, while touching on the subject of manipulation and control.
We spoke to the Liquid State about the origins of the band and what’s coming in the future.
Alt Rock/Post Hardcore
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Marmozets / Arcane Roots / Reuben
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DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Liquid State before?
Liquid State: We’d like to say we’re a bit of a mashup when it comes to explaining who we are. It’s always been difficult to put a stamp on it exactly. We take inspiration from all sorts of musicians, however sitting in the alternative metal genre is where we tend to lay most comfortably. Being a female fronted band, we’ve often been compared to bands such as Marmozets and Dream State, but we feel we’re way more than just ‘female fronted’ and instead we’re just a group of individuals that like to get sweaty as hell on stage, make too much noise and have an undeniable addiction to writing constantly sinister lyrics.
DP!: How did the band form?
Liquid State: The band originally formed as an acoustic duo in 2015 with just Keren (Vocalist) and Kray (Guitarist) for a college project. It lasted about a year as an acoustic set up, but at this point the song writing became more advanced and ‘louder’ if you will, and at that point it was agreed that it was time we needed to add drum and bass to the mix and form a whole band. We had friends step in and out to help us out with gigs etc but it wasn’t until late 2016, early 2017 that Harry (Drummer) and Ben (Bassist) joined as permanent band members, and we started to take the band seriously.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Liquid State: Our future plans consist of keeping up with the constant writing of new music and having a back catalogue of songs we can eventually curate into an album. We also are desperate to drop new merch lines and film as many music videos as financially possible. We’re also super hopeful to get on some sick tours and explore more of the UK cities and venues. We’d love to say 2020 will be the year for us to explore, but… well, you know… Fingers crossed for 2021, and until then we’ll continue to knuckle down and keep writing!
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Liquid State: We all have such a varied music taste(which is super handy when it comes to inspiration for writing sessions), but as a collective we’ve had a mixture of Sleep Token, Lastelle, Slaves (US), Static Dress, Modern Error, Thornhill and Issues.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Liquid State: We take inspiration from the major personalities that Phoxjaw composes of and the intelligence that goes into all of their music and visuals. Aspiration can also be taken from bands such as Sleep Token and Chapter and Verse for their clever song writing and melodies and I think as a collective, the absolute pinnacle of who we aspire to has to be the souls of Arcane Roots, for just the all round greatness that they were.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Liquid State: I think the stand out moments for us will always be walking out of the studio on the last day of recording, taking a deep breath of that countryside fresh air and knowing that all the hard work we’d poured into the songs for over a year had finally come together. Knowing that now all we can do is sit back and wait for the finished product ready for release. Releasing something we’re so proud of has always been and always will be the cherry on the cake for us.
Liquid State‘s new single, ‘Face To Face’, is out now.