Visions are heading out on a five-date UK tour at the end of September with fellow Basick Records math metallers, Aliases. We thought it would be a good thing to do to talk to bassist, Dave Evans about some stuff and some things. That was the exact same intro to the Aliases pre-tour piece just with the names changed. Classy!
Let’s talk about the MOSH LIVES! tour. How was it touring with them?
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a massive fan of any of the bands before we toured with them, but the first night I saw them live, I thought they were all great, I was completely converted. Go see Emmure or Iwrestledabearonce live, I bet you’ll have a fucking good time, regardless of whether you like them on recording. They were all really nice guys (and girls) as well. Being on that tour was such a great experience, it reminds of you why you want to be in a band in the first place, playing awesome venues and seeing the country. It was our first proper tour too and everything about it was so professional, no bullshit. We come from a DIY background so it was a nice change!
Touring with Aliases will be a bit different though, right?
Yeah, for sure. Our music is a lot better-suited than most of the bands on the MOSH LIVES! tour. On that tour, there were people that came to see the other bands that couldn’t really get into what we’re doing because some of it isn’t very straightforward time signature-wise, which is fair enough, but this tour will attract people that are into progressive music, so hopefully there won’t be as many confused faces staring at us while we play this time around!
Tell us your favourite tour story.
Probably when we met Jimmy Savile. What a gent.
You’re still so young. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt so far?
Patience, balance and perseverance. Playing the kind of music we play we aren’t the type of band to get big overnight – you have to put the work in. We all work day jobs and sometimes it’s difficult to balance everything, but the things we sacrifice into making this band work don’t ever feel like real sacrifices because this is what we want to do with our lives, and hopefully, if we keep working towards the goal of doing this as a career, the balance thing won’t be an issue anymore.
What’s the best thing about being on Basick Records?
The best thing? They release great, forward-thinking music. Pick any CD at random from their back catalogue, and you’re guaranteed something awesome.
Now you should go and do three things to make everyone’s day a little bit better. Including yours.
1) Go buy a ticket for one of the dates on the Safer Than Home tour
2) Go like Visions on Facebook
3) Go download a free Visions track from the Basick Records website