Influences: We Are Carnivores

Influences: We Are Carnivores

Nottingham math-rock trio We Are Carnivores are gearing up to return on July 22nd with their new EP – ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’. Consisting of four colourful slices of twisting party-ready math-rock, songs such as the title track and ‘You Can’t Argue With Sharks’ and ‘I’m Not An Alcoholic, I Just Collect Bottles’ incorporate various genres all in a quirky, harmonious manner.

As a whole, ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’ sees We Are Carnivores on the right track to better things. Although you can’t hear it for a few weeks, we recently talked to vocalist/guitarist Harry Christopher to find out about five bands that has inspired them.

Enter Shikari

These guys effortlessly amalgamate an absolutely disgusting mash of genres, weave Aneurin Bevan references into their lyrics, bounce around stage like chipmunks on crack and then scream “MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE NHS”. Absolutely, totally, monumentally brilliant and inspiring. We rate they are one of the most important bands of our time both musically and culturally and we could write thousands of words about our undying love for them.

Protest The Hero

We like to think we don’t take ourselves too seriously, then set sail on a PTH fangirl sesh and realise we take ourselves way too seriously. Having said that, we’re super serial when we say if they play ‘Mist’ at Tech-Fest next weekend (we open the Sunday night afterparty chhhyeayuh) then we are definitely going to end up crying into each other’s arms. Lickz and feelings 4 days!

Lower Than Atlantis

The last thing we do before leaving for a night out is rage around our living room busting mad HxC shapes and shouting “I AM THE JUGGERNAUUUUUUUUUT”. Either that or throwing down more questionable moves to ‘Counting Sheep’. Not only is Mike Duce a bit of a lyrical masterchief but you can hear the influence of their grunge-flavoured punk-rock in a ridiculous amount of British guitar bands coming through at the moment.

Guthrie Govan

Best guitarist in the world? Like, 4 real legit? He can shred over the wildest range of genres or throw down the most tasteful tones you ever did hear. We saw him busting licks on stage with the Dizzee Rascal himself and gurning out the gurniest of funk faces. The man feels guitar all over his bod and we feel it too.

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Have you seen that video where Greg Puciato runs across the faces of like half the crowd at a Virgin Megastore? How does he even do it? And who thought it was a good idea to have Dillinger play in a shop anyway?? We’re not tread-on-your-face, break your fingers and/or skull cray like them but we do like to tap our feet and click our fingers at some shows. Special mention to The Colour Line for fully embracing the spirit of Dillinger along with their own brand of comedy gold; a huge influence on us as a live band.

‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’ EP by We Are Carnivores is released on July 22nd.

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