Every Monday we will be bringing you interviews with unsigned UK or Ireland artists for Independent Music Monday. Recently we caught up with Oddity Road to find out more…
Who is in the band, how did you meet, where are you from and how did you come up with the band name?
Jack Heath - Vocals / Guitar
Dan Brennan - Lead Guitar
Joel Gilbourne - Bass
Ethan Lambert - Drums
We all met at sixth form in Sheffield but 3 of us are all from a small village in the peak district known as Eyam, the village of the plague.
We came up with the name as Dan used to be in a band called the oddities and we put ‘road’ after it, messing about really, loads of bands were naming themselves after places. Then the name stuck after we did a few gigs. It's not really got any deep meaning to it!
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
We grew up mainly listening to what our parents were into, from punk, new wave, classic rock through to ambient guitar stuff, now we like to draw influence from anthemic arena bands like The Killers, Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters. Though we also love bands like Idles, DMAs, Shame and loads of other stuff.
How would you describe your sound?
Hot sweaty catchy AF.
We kinda describe our sound as music we like, it’s really just an interpretation of us.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
Our latest single is called ‘Why Am I Like This?’
Whilst it’s broadly about a relationship breakdown it’s also a representation of all those things you go through growing up, trying to work out who you are and why!
What’s your local music scene like?
In the Peak District there isn’t much of a music scene. Drenge came out of the same little high school and so did I Set The Sea On Fire. We’d probably describe them both as decent haha so its a solid 10/10 music scene.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
We have just announced the following dates for the spring ! You’ll have to stay tuned for any other exciting news !
1st February - St Albans - The Horn
2nd February - Bishops Stortford - The Half Moon
15th February - Edinburgh - The Mash House
7th March - Birmingham - The Sunflower Lounge
9th March - Manchester- The Bread Shed
16th March - Nottingham - The Maze
29th March - Blackburn - Electric Church
30th March - Sheffield - The Foundry
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
We would 100% wanna do a collab with someone like Ariana Grande or Prince (though we know that can’t happen now!)