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Inbox Interviews: Tether (Post Hardcore)

Today's Inbox Interview puts the focus on Tether, a high-octane and high energy Post Hardcore band from London.

The 5 piece have been quick to start releasing music & gigging across the UK since forming - working hard to establish themselves within the scene, earning them an impressive and growing following along the way.

We dropped our list of questions into the inbox of vocalist Justin Jackson. Read on to see what he had to say on the band's beginnings, their future, their inspirations and more...

Photo of London Based Post-Hardcore Band Tether by Xvisua
Photo Credit: Xvisua

Justin Jackson (Vocals), Kieran Harper (Guitar), Rob Parnell (Guitar/Vocals), Jack Haddon (Bass) and James Gallagher (Drums).

So why the name Tether?

The name Tether (which means to bound and restricted) came together when myself and Kieran were thinking of names that would represent our situation at the time, starting a new band (just having broke up from a previous band). Kieran thought of it and it stuck because it was reflective of previous experiences we had and wanted to put a positive spin on a negative scenario. Also introducing our slogan “Break Your Tether, Live Free” which is representative of not letting things or your past hold you back.

In just one sentence, explain your sound…

An energetic and positive assembly that outlines life and all of its struggles but has the willingness to look for optimism and push through.

How did the band form?

Well myself and Kieran, we’re always writing at the time but really wanted to start a band. We were talking to a few people previously but nothing landed. Jack responded to a message I put on Facebook. James and I had previously been jamming and I didn’t think to even ask him so when he said yes it was great.

We started rehearsing and then Rob, who was in a band that had played shows with my previous band, became a free agent. I had thought he was great in his previous band so it was the icing on cake. After not being able to get anyone for this