FROM: LEEDS | FOR FANS OF: ARCANE ROOTS, black peaks
New music. There is nothing we love more here at Discovered, but sometimes it can feel a little flat. But that’s where the North’s weird and wonderful post-rock outfit, ROTHSCHILD comes in….
FIRST OFF THE BAND NAME ROTHSCHILD ALREADY SEEMS TO GIVE OFF A CULT VIBE…
Nathan(Morris, Vocals/Guitar) “The name Rothschild comes from the Rothschild family. Our drummer Danny Jowett was watching a documentary on the Rothschild family and the documentary accused the Rothschild family of being lizard people and involved in sacred cults. We thought it would be a great idea for a name as there are broad political themes within our music.”
YOU’VE ALL PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN BANDS BEFORE GOING ONTO CREATE THIS PROJECT. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT FROM PREVIOUS BANDS THAT YOU HAVE NOW ADAPTED INTO THIS ONE?
“I think the biggest mistake we have all made in our previous bands is assuming that if you have good music you can get by on just that. However, realistically there is a lot of hard work that goes into being a band which we were too young to acknowledge. Going forward Rothschild we have learnt to always work hard with the project even when life gets in the way.”
“you can’t assume that if you have good music you can get by on just that….”
YOU MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY THAT YOU ‘WEREN’T HAPPY WITH THE WORK OF PREVIOUS BAND MEMBERS’, WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THIS?
“I believe it is very important to a certain extent, however, we also believe that along as you have great, hard-working musicians together then the creative common ground can be a great tribute to bands success. Creating a new style of music with musicians having greatly different influences is something that we strive for in this band.”
WHAT DO YOU FEEL WILL HELP CREATE LONGEVITY WITH THIS BAND?
“Creating longevity in a band is probably the hardest obstacle. As a band with only a single out and an EP on the way I probably could not answer the question as well as an older musician but as someone who has been a musician all my life, I think that naturally changing your sound as you get older really helps longevity. I do not believe that a band should be forced to “stay in their lane” and keep writing the same music if they feel they have moved past it.”
YOU ALSO TOLD US THAT YOU STRIVE TO ‘PUSH THIS BAND INTO PEOPLE’S CONSCIOUSNESS’…
“Absolutely. Rothschild for us is really a culmination of a difficult three years of no musical output. All three of us found ourselves stuck. The EP title “The Broken Man” really is an expression of our dissatisfaction with the state of each band members lives over the past three years and is extremely therapeutic for us. We hope that this comes across on the record.”
“other bands have shown us musically to push ourselves and not fear new ideas…”
IT SEEMS A LOT OF BANDS ARE PUSHING FOR THIS, ESPECIALLY WITHIN YOUR GENRE. WHO HAS INSPIRED THIS FOR YOU GUYS?
“Of course. I think anyone with even a vague interest in music will have been shaped personally by certain artists. For us, however, I feel that there are several bands such as At the Drive-in, The Fall of Troy, Arcane Roots, Architects etc. These bands, especially in later life have shown us musically to push ourselves and not fear new ideas. Being musicians, this very much bleeds into our personal lives.”
HOW DO YOU FEEL WRITING AND MAKING MUSIC HAS ENABLED YOU TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF?
“That is a hard question. People say that when a performer is on stage, that is who they really are and off stage is the act. I still don’t know how true that is. However, I know that when we are on stage we do not want to come off and are filled with confidence and are truly happy for the time we are on.”
“Let’s just have fun and not worry about the stressful side of band life just yet…”
FINALLY, WHEN IT CAME TO WRITING THE FORTHCOMING EP, DID YOU JUST GO WITH WHAT CAME OUT, OR WERE THERE CERTAIN CONCEPTS AND SOUNDS YOU WANTED TO EXPLORE?
“After such a long time away from writing music we had a clear concept in mind. Let’s just have fun and not worry about the stressful side of band life just yet. We knew we wanted to push ourselves musically in ways we had not done before and I believe we have achieved that.”