Spencer and Aaron talk Bring Me The Horizon, their influence and new album 'Erase Me'.
Underøath originally planned to record their new album with Jordan Fish and Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon, frontman Spencer Chamberlain has revealed.
Speaking to the Rock Sound Podcast, he said that "The first person that we actually agreed on that was going to make the record was Jordan Fish."
"He wanted to bring Oli in - me, Oli, Jordan, Aaron [Gillespie, drums / vocals], Tim [McTague, guitar] and Chris [Dudley, synths] were going to make this record."
"That would [have been] really special and really awesome, it just didn’t end up working out."
"Getting two bands on the same schedule is really tough. I remember when it fell through, I was super sad about it because I love those guys and respect them and love them as friends and think their band’s great.”
The band have announced their first album since their reformation, titled 'Erase Me'. It's out April 06 via Fearless, and you can the first song from it right here:
Asked about their influence on bands who've followed, Aaron added that, "I think you want to take credit for the great stuff that you hear and then for the stuff that you hear that’s not so great, you don’t want to take credit for [it]."
"I look at a band like Bring Me The Horizon, we just went out as direct support to them this past Spring in the States, that band’s massive now. I think their last record’s really great and they talk about how they love Underøath and that’s great, that’s really great, that makes me feel really good..."
"...But then I see a lot of stuff that’s happening in modern music, in this type of music and I just don’t understand it, they’ll say, ‘We’re big fans of you guys’ and I’m just like, ‘How?’ I don’t understand that and that’s not to be the jaded old guy who’s like, ‘Fuck you, I don’t like your band so you can’t like mine!’ I’m not saying that, but it’s funny to draw parallels between certain things, as a human we want to pick the good stuff, so I hear the Bring Me record and I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they love us and that record’s fucking great!’ and then I’ll hear other things and I’m, ‘Oh, they said we’re an influence and I don’t really like that’ so it’s human right?"
"...Talking about Bring Me, I don’t think they sound like Underøath in any way ever, but maybe other people can hear it. I don’t know if it’s I don’t pay close enough attention or that I try not to fill my head with those things, which is again why I think that ‘Erase Me’ is such a different record, because we didn’t want to come out and re-do ourselves, we wanted to come out and outdo ourselves and make it something that no one had heard from us."
"So I think that’s another reason why this record is so based off the songs, rather than just the moments, we really wanted to come out with a record that hopefully people would look at again and go, ‘Wow, we want to be influenced by this now’ not just by ‘Define The Great Line’. I think if we’d come out with a part two of that record, it would have been a senseless thing for us to do, especially now.”
Check out the tracklisting and album art for 'Erase Me' below.
01. It Has To Start Somewhere
03. On My Teeth
04. Wake Me
06. Sink With You
08. Hold Your Breath
09. No Frame
10. In Motion
11. I Gave Up