"Art is our reality, so you could say our reality is fictional because its not natural".
Genre: HEAVY / EXPRESSION / HIP-HOP
Following the recent review of Artisfiction's explosive self-titled EP, it was time to strap these four musical geniuses in, get the pincers out and set to broil as Global Metal Apocalypse interrogates the four-piece from North Wales, even Snowdonia received a melting down. This is what we got:
How long has the band been going, how did it form and what does the band name mean?
Artisfiction was born in July 2012. Myself (Zachariah - Vocals) & Carl -Guitar started writing & gigging whilst in school in 2003, after gigging around the UK and releasing several demos over the years we formed KSK in 2009. After a year of gigging and searching for committed band members we recruited Nathan on drums, then shortly after Thomas on Bass.
We spent a year writing and gigging, getting tighter as a unit and letting the chemistry flow, and eventually began to experiment and finding our sound. What was even more important was we had finally found a line up that was set in stone, something that we had wanted for a long time, y'know, there are so many musicians out there who think they are committed, thinking they have the patience to make something brilliant but when it comes to the crunch, so many crack and give up.
We recorded the Artisfiction self titled E.P whilst still under the name of KSK, but once it was finished and we brought it home, we knew it was time for a new name, we wanted to put the past in the past and come out with a bang with a fresh start on everything. So like never before the whole band put its heads together and came out with Artisfiction.
"Artisfiction" has a number of different meanings and ideas behind it, Art - Is - Fiction, Art most of the time is something we have made up in our heads, just like once someone thought up a Car / Computer / House, it was just fiction / invention, but then it became reality, most of our modern world was once just an idea, fictional, but now its part of our everyday lives, and we wouldn't be able to cope without these things, so now art is our reality, so you could say our reality is fictional because its not natural. ITS HARD TO EXPLAIN YOU HAVE TO REALLY THINK ABOUT THAT ONE!
Also, Fiction means to Imagine or Imagining, so Art - Is - Imagining and Imagining is our art... hope you like our crazy minds! And finally it is ironic because every lyric in our music is about something that is real and / or something that has happened, but its now Art and Art Is Fiction.
What inspired you to play the style of music you play?
We stopped "trying" to write and started to just write what was naturally inside of us. As we are four humans we have a shit load of influences, musical and personal, this is what seems to pour out of us.
What is your local town / city scene like?
It is pretty dead compared to how it used to be back in the early to mid 2000's, but their are a few strong venues still pulling in a crowd and recently the crowds have seemed to be getting quite portly so I hope the scene will rise again, I think people are finally getting sick of watching bands on Youtube and remembered their is a world outside their front door.
Have you played alongside any big bands, if so who? If not who would you like to play alongside?
As Artisfiction not really, I think the biggest band we have gigged with was The Virgin Mary's, which Thomas loved as he really digs them, oh and Evil Scarecrow, which was just awful.
But over the years in other bands myself and Carl played with acts such as;
Hardcore Superstar, Crazy Lixx, Zico Chain, Ghost Of A Thousand, Flood Of Red, probably a few more that have slipped my mind.
Has the band got any plans for 2013?
Well we have just bought a new MAC with LOGIC PRO 8 software so we will be recording a new E.P soon and probably some demos here and there, but overall we are just going to hit the road and see where it takes us, we have a lot of good friends and contacts, and people seem to be catching onto what we are creating so the sky is the limit this year.Check out our facebook page for all upcoming events and news!
Finally any thank you's, hello's and any other messages you wish to say?
Please download our debut E.P from Itunes or Amazon... or if your poor you can head straight over to our Facebook and download some tracks for free. Also check out our music video to "Get Em To The Butchers" on Youtube, share that shizz to the friends and fam! And finally a big thank you to everyone who supports us in any and every way. Much love!
Artisfiction's self-titled EP is out now via the band
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