So, for anyone unfamiliar with Preside, tell us a little bit about your backstory and how you ended up here.
Perséide was born from four childhood friends that wanted to form a rock band in 2001, as they were teenagers. The path we’ve followed was difficult because we had to decrease the band’s activities due to each member personal lives. Now that life has given us the occasion to make music together again, we took advantage of the situation to release of first album. Almost 20 years later, the passion is still the same, and the band is keeping us together to share happiness with people that want to make a part of their road with us.
What’s Happening Now: Tell us about what you are currently up to.
We just released our first album “The Only Thing” with a bunch of singles, which the last one is called “Siren In The Distance”. It’s a song about the feeling of fake reality that you can encounter when you’re high, or locked in the prison of social media… You can crave for more as far as possible, but the siren of reality will always sound in the distance… We share the message that happiness is possible to find in real life without fighting useless struggles. Some people are less lucky: seize the day!
What is next for you?
The next concert will take place to celebrate the release of the album, November 7th, 2020 in the CCO, Lyon, France. It will be a big rock party with our friends from Stereotypical Working Class and Trank, and we will propose a rock show with a lot of surprises! We are already working on new songs to record a new EP end 2020. A live video will be recorded during the concert for the release of the album, and 2021 will be marked with the release of new music videos and the new EP. We hope that it will allow us to book some great gigs with bands we love and keep the inspiration to write new songs and make the experience even greater!
Give us a hint of your Influences & Inspiration
Julien (vocals/rhythm guitar):
Avenged Sevenfold – Bat country (https://youtu.be/IHS3qJdxefY)
I always loved the combination of techniques and emotions that A7X bring to their music. As a vocalist and as a guitarist, I can’t deny that it inspired me a lot to make music!
Korn – Freak On a Leash https://youtu.be/jRGrNDV2mKc
We have listening to music since we were teenagers, and we still love the nu metal scene that we loved back in the early 2000’s. It was so fresh, with such energy… I think it aged very well, and a large majority of the bands of this era are still active today. Very inspiring to me.
Adrien (lead guitar):
Village People – YMCA https://youtu.be/CS9OO0S5w2k
These guys are like us… Some friends that make music together, and maybe more :p
Enter Shikari – Sorry, You’re Not a winner https://youtu.be/P4MiC67seUY
We gotta say, we naturally make the music that we love to hear. Enter Shikari is all we love: energy, melody, powerful guitars, catchy synths, brutal breakdowns… Our n°1 inspiration.
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