Thrash Hits

November 24th, 2011

Future Hits 105: Sedulus

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From: London
Lazy equation: (Kyuss + Helmet) X Isis
URL: Facebook // Website

Thrash Hits Verdict:
Let’s face it – most stoner rockers are just way too stoned to come out with something original. It’s much easier to rehash a few Kyuss and Down riffs than to sit down and write something truly groundbreaking. Plus it leaves time for a few more hits from the bong whilst unlocking the secret missions on whatever version of Grand Theft Auto you haven’t completed. Sedulus are not one of these bands, which is why we like them. We chatted to guitarist Rich Williams to get some actual content for you to read right here. AREN’T WE NICE!

Describe your sound in 3 words

How did you meet?
We’re all old old mates, going way back! We’ve grown up together, all four of us met in high school, though Mithun and Amit go back even further to primary school!

What made you want to start a band?
It looked like a hell of a lot of fun… and guess what? It is! I also remember after we’d been to see bands saying how we’d love to be able to create and play music in the same way, rather than just always be watching and listening.

Where did the name come from?
It’s a word that was in Will’s A-Level English exam, “Sedulous” So we dropped the “O” and you’re left with “Sedulus”. It means something along the lines of dedicated and hard working.

What are your musical influences?
Biggest musical influences on our style and song writing are mainly grunge and stoner rock bands, but specifically bands like Tool, Kyuss, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin & Helmet. We’ve also more recently drawn influence from more metal such as Mastodon, Neurosis & Isis.

What are your non-musical influences?
That’s a great question! We’d have to say… Jeff Lebowski (The Dude) & Bill Hicks. Marlboros, White Russians & Jim Beam.

So far, what has been the best thing about being in a band?
It’s the endless loading and unloading of amps and drum kits!! Nah… we get to hang out with our best mates, play some cool music and have some beers! What could be better than that!? We’ve also got to meet some of our music heroes, which is awesome!

With which band would your dream tour be?
If it’s a band that’s still around that we could actually tour with one day, it’d have to be Tool or Mastodon, though I’d love to support the Melvins! If we’re talking any band ever, then Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd! Spinal Tap, it’d definitely have to be Spinal Tap.

Friends in high places (any quotes from Brant Bjork or anyone you’ve supported?)
Yeah Brant Bjork said we were rad!! Haha, Dylan Roche who was playing bass for Brant at the time said to that it was fucking hard to play bass and sing and he didn’t know how Will could do it. I think he was pretty chuffed about that.

What bands do you consider as part of your scene or as your peers?
We’ve played some great shows over the last few years with an awesome band from Bristol called Merrick. There are some great bands around at the moment – Obiat, Trippy Wicked and Widows from Nottingham.

What’s the most memorable show you’ve played?
The first time we played with Brant Bjork in Nottingham, our van broke down at the venue!! Not a bad place to break down, but damn inconvenient to get home! Had to get the rescue truck to pick us up and take us back to London! So as no one was the designated driver now to drive home, we all got on the beers and ended up having a great show and a wicked night out!

What other band should everyone find out about?
Merrick from Bristol. We fucking love those guys!

Tell us a joke.
Here’s an awful, but great joke (thanks Will)… How does Bob Marley like his donuts? …. WITH JAM IN!! haha classic.

Sedulus were recently announced to be playing next year’s inaugural Desertfest with Orange Goblin, Karma To Burn, Church Of Misery and many more. Get yer tickets.



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