|Though they’ve only been a band for twelve months, there’s no “young pup” approach from Peterborough’s Modern Error. The quartet, lead by twins Zak (vocals) and Kel Pinchin (guitar) (completed by bassist Aurélien Mariat and drummer Conor Nichols), have a very clear idea about who their band is and where they’d like to take themselves.
Drawing inspiration from 00’s emo, Nine Inch Nails, Health and the cinematic work of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch, the diligence applied to their band extends far beyond the music, with every piece of art connected to the band carefully considered and executed with continuity in mind.
New single, ‘Separation Scars’, released one on the eve of the band’s UK tour supporting Enter Shikari, continues with the aesthetic present on previous singles ‘Buried and Blue’ and ‘Blackout Poetry’.
“Separation Scars, at it’s heart is about separation from self-war, and getting addicted to the idea of wanting what once was, forcing ourselves to slip into feeling ‘less than’, and that can become toxic,” says singer Zak.
“We’ve all experienced self-war and the need to escape from it, so we took this into a song format. The song resembles the same ideology on a grander scale; I feel like we all are separating into our own self-contained worlds at a time where we have the most connectivity imaginable, leaving people without that physical feeling of connection and longing for a time ‘before’. The video for Separation scars takes on the same idea in a visually conceptual format.”