Today, we have the pleasure of bringing music fans a little something special as we teamed up with Lincolnshire four-piece The Ultraviolet to premiere their recently recorded live session of their new song “You’re Better On Your Own”. The song is the first track taken from their upcoming EP, The Tales of Our Youth, due out March 21 and available for pre-order here.
In addition, we spoke with the band about the recording process, some background on the EP and how they approach writing music, which you can read below. You can connect with the band on all of their socials to stay up to date with the latest on-goings — Facebook | Twitter
On The Recording Process…
Sam: We love being in a creative environment like a recording studio and making music together. We had a great time recording it and we can’t wait to go back again. One of things I remember was that the studio we stayed at had limited cooking facilities. We spent most of our time outside of recording making food on disposable BBQs and drinking together. I’m sure there’s a lot worse things to do in summer!
Some Background on the EP..
Ben: We actually started recording recording the EP back in 2015. We recorded 3 songs which were ‘Wake Up Dead’, ‘I Wrote You A Letter’ and ‘Signal Flare’ and planned to release them alongside 2 other songs we had previously recorded the year before. However, we felt we had since written stronger songs which would compliment the other 3 more appropriately so we went back to the studio about 9 months later and recorded ‘You’re Better on Your Own’ and ‘All I Need Is To Be Needed’. This is the main reason it has taken so long to release!! Some of the songs are based on past experiences, some good, some bad. Sharing these experiences in song form accompanied with our musical style is really the essence of this EP. We want to connect with listener.
On Their Approach To Writing
Russ: The we write usually begin with Sam and Ben writing the basis of the song together, mainly parts like the chord progressions, and lyrics and rough melodies. Then it gets brought into practice where we all have our own creative input on it.
On Why They Chose To Record A Live Video…
We really wanted to do something a bit different and show off the performance skills of the band in a way that doesn’t always come across on a straight video shoot. We also thought it could be an opportunity for viewers to catch a glimpse of what we’re like live if they have never seen us before. The entire thing was produced and recorded by us with the help of one of our friends and mixed by our guitarist. It was great to work with Mighty Vision too who filmed the entire thing! The recording process presented its own issues too due the small room we were in and the amount of bleed we got through all of the mics! Plus we were all hot and sweaty by the end of it so having no fans or air con in the room was a real pain! We’re really pleased with how it’s turned out though and we really hope it’s gives the audience a better understanding of who we are.