We Know John

The energy from the crowd drives us along and knowing that people enjoy listening to what we enjoy playing is an incredible feeling.

We Know John

We were nameless for about 2 years with many ideas floating around but we couldn’t get a unanimous decision. Ultimately we have a drummer called John and we all know him, it was the only name that didn’t get rejected but in hind sight we could have tried a little harder.

We came together from 2 previous bands and wanted to start a new project, over time the line up changed so now I guess what inspires us is that we all love the classic and new styles of pop-punk, and seeing how we can create a sound that is unique but still falls somewhere in these categories. It helps that we have all become good mates and that inspires to put the effort in.

Having a strong vocal melody is important to us. For most songs, writing starts with that and chords are added to around it. We then take a few practices until the style and rhythm is what we want and it is normally at this point that we add in the horn lines and harmonies.

Our favourite part is definitely the crowd. Whether it is because they follow us on social media and have come along because they actually like our music, whether they have come to see another band and enjoy our set or whether it is our friends that we have dragged along; we love playing to all of them. The energy from the crowd drives us along and knowing that people enjoy listening to what we enjoy playing is an incredible feeling.

We try and get a few practices in before a show so that we can work on linking songs. On the day we sound check which is swiftly followed by some greasy food at the grottiest kebab house we can find. Other than that we don’t have any warm ups, rituals or superstitions.

We don’t have a stand out moment that is our collective favourite, but our favourite highlights include playing some great gigs (one of which we supported [spunge]), releasing our debut album ‘A Shot In The Dark’ and releasing our first music video for ‘Just Stay’.