Them Bloody Kids are a London based three-piece Metal band. We emailed our list of questions to guitarist and vocalist Sebastian Moederle-Lumb prior to the release of their new single Freedom Of Peace (now available on various streaming services) for today's Inbox Interview!
Read what he has to say about their start, hearing their album for the first time and more...
So why the name Them Bloody Kids?
Well me and Darren were throwing around some names seeing which ones stuck and I guess them bloody kids just worked. We liked it because we were both mischievous throughout our childhood, always being the class clowns and getting in trouble so the band name seemed a good tribute to that.
If you had to explain your sound in just one sentence, what would it be?
TBK is a gateway band, using catchy hooks and addictive riffs that bring rock and metal back into the mainstream.
Who is in the band and what do you play?
Sebastian Moederle-Lumb - Guitar and vocals
Darren Maddox - Drums
Vein - Bass and bits
How did the band form?
Well Darren was my manager at the O2 Kentish Town Forum, he needed a band and I needed a drummer so we started jamming and found out we loved the same music, and he added exactly what I wanted to my songs without me having to say anything, he just knew. So I knew we had to keep writing together and we did. Then we were looking for a bassist after having written and recorded the first album, and Vein came forward and was interested. He slotted into our line up so easily, it was a match made in heaven and here we are now.
What have been your best moments as a musician so far?
Two moments really spring to mind. First was when we got all the masters back for the album and we could listen to it as the finished product. That was a great feeling, finally hearing the songs finished after months of writing and recording, it's just a great feeling knowing all your effort has been worth it. Secondly, the release of our first single was awesome. So much support from everyone and that support has translated into motivation for the next releases.
What can we expect from a TBK live show?
Lots of energy, lots of noise. Expect to wake up the next day with a sore neck and one of our songs in your head.
If you could support any band/artist, who would it be and why?
System Of A Down are my single biggest inspiration musically, specifically Daron Malakian. I love all of their songs and to perform with them would be an absolute honour. What a band. I know that System have also massively inspired Darren with his drumming. They're our favourite band.
The music industry can be incredibly difficult, especially for upcoming music artists - what has your experience been like so far balancing ‘doing band things’ with also running the business side?
Well first thing's first, it's not easy. But it's great fun playing shows and writing songs, seeing people sing along and dance around to your tunes is an unbelievably awesome thing to behold. But it does rinse your wallet, from strings to recordings, everything costs money all in the name of getting our tunes out there the best quality they can be for you guys! Luckily we all get on so we spread the load business-wise quite fairly and it never gets us too bogged down. With some help from our management we are usually fine.
Who are 3 other bands/music artists that we should all go and check out?
October Grey, fantastic stuff from these guys, amazing songwriting and insane guitar. They're good friends of ours and man, do they put on a great show! Vixen X, although they haven't got anything released as of yet, these guys are something to keep a close eye on as they inevitably grow into the next big thing. Underjoy frontman Zach Lambert's lyrics are something to be admired. Go check these guys out for some alternative rock poetry.
What’s next for the band?
Well we have another five songs recorded and ready for release as singles after Freedom of Peace drops on the 27th of March, so keep your eyes peeled for those. We've got more music videos coming your way soon too. Hopefully we will drop our debut album later this year, but for now get streaming Show No Love and Freedom of Peace.
Them Bloody Kids' latest release 'Freedom of Peace' is available now on Spotify!