Thrash Hits verdict: If you like your fast, furious, emotional hardcore with frills on, Weathered Hands probably aren’t going to be your bag. This particular bag has no frills. If you want a frilly bag, find another, frillier band. What this Hereford quintet lacks in frills, however, it more than makes up for in thrills. Yeah, you see what we’ve done there.
Describe your sound in 3 words
Sincere, bi-polar and refined.
What made you want to start a band?
We all met at college and through mutual interest wanted to start a band. Jamie and Saul were taking advantage of the rehearsal spaces at the college and discovered a mutual interest in heavy music. After this, other friends were introduced (Ben and Gabe), this made up the original line-up.
Where did the name come from?
It was a name that our original vocalist Gabe came up with, and we all loved the imagery that it portrayed.
What are your musical influences?
We all come from very different musical backgrounds and we bring these influences together when we’re writing, which we feel gives us an interesting sound.
So far, what has been the best thing about being in a band?
Certainly the most exciting thing so far been signing with In At The Deep End Records which has been an honour for us. It’s always great to play so many shows with such awesome bands and visit new places.
With which band would your dream tour be?
Desolations Angels and Dido.
What’s the most memorable show you’ve played?
The most memorable show to date has to be the Mountain Fires video shoot. It was a show that we put on ourselves at our local venue and the response was mind-blowing.
What other band should everyone find out about?
What is the most metal thing you’ve done?
Head into a pit with a bin lid and a toy owl.
Tell us a joke.
I’m currently reading a book about the history of glue….
…it’s so good I can’t put it down
While they’re writing their debut LP, Weathered Hands have a new EP coming out on 24 June 2013 via In At The Deep End Records on 7″ clear an black vinyl. It’s called Of All The People That I’ve Left, Each One Has Died Of Loneliness and they’re playing gigs with all the bands they’ve mentioned above either in Hereford or in Europe.