INTERVIEW: Sterling Press

1. How’s lockdown been treating you?

We haven’t been put down by it. We just got on with it and carried on writing and demoing new tunes. It’s obviously not as easy as it was before but we call each other a lot to discuss and share any ideas.

2. You guys played our first Why Generation? gig but under the name RIC, what was with the name change? Is Sterling Press a new project completely?

Yes, Sterling Press is a new project completely, but the time we spent writing and gigging together when we were younger has definitely helped lay the groundwork. Since the first lockdown last year we have only been writing and working on Sterling Press. We worked jobs at Tesco and Morrisons the first half of last year so we’d have enough money to record everything we had been working on in the Autumn.

3. How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?

There’s not really a specific way to describe it as each song is fairly different from the next. You could listen to our next 3 singles and not know what the next one will be like. We have some songs with big string/horn sections as well as some more punky, stripped-back ones. We’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with different influences, hopefully, it comes across in the tunes.

"You could listen to our next 3 singles and not know what the next one will be like."

4. What are your 2021 plans, if covid allows them of course.

We have lots of music to release and want to write as much as we can. We are currently working on around 20 demos so we want to keep going with that. Initially, a break from gigs helped with our writing, but we definitely want to get back to them as soon as possible and play a fat show for our fans.

5. Is there anything else you want to add or promote?

Go listen to our debut single ‘Very Fun Times’. We have some massive tunes on the way as well. T-Shirts and Sterling Press beer are also coming very soon, so keep an eye out for them!

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