Thursday 7th September 2017
Hailing from Arizona, Lifelink are a hardcore 5-piece that have got ‘live band’ written all over them. Watching the video to their latest single “Terminal” I was straight away reminded of the likes of Bring Me The Horizon. After watching through a load of Lifelink videos on YouTube, including the live videos, I found the band to be a refreshing new addition to the scene. Okay, so these guys have been going for a few years already, but I have just been graced with their music and I already hear a band that I know put on a good show. They spend a heck of amount of time touring, so I’m hoping they arrive on UK shores soon. Their third EP “Love Lost” has just been released, so I had a chin wag with frontman, Luke Blanchard who explains more about the EP.
Hello! For those of us just discovering you in the UK, please could you tell me more about yourselves and how Lifelink formed?
Hello! I’m Luke Blanchard and I sing for Lifelink. We’ve all been in different bands ever since we were kids and kinda all just met through our hometown scene. Lifelink was formed in 2014.
How do you feel that you’ve developed as a band over the years?
I mean we’re still kinda a younger band right now but even in this short amount of time I feel like the music has just matured so much since our first releases.
You’ve got quite a bit of material behind you. What’s been the response to your music so far, and how are you finding the reactions to your latest EP “Love Lost?”
I’m always super nervous that kids aren’t gonna like the new stuff but so far the response has been way better than I even imagined.
How does “Love Lost” compare to your previous material, and are there any notable differences or developments?
I personally think “Love Lost” is just a lot more aggressive and mature than anything we’ve ever done before. We kinda found out what we liked and didn’t like and just tried to write songs that help separate us from the norm.
Are there any tracks in particular that you were excited to get out there?
It had been a little while since we had showed anyone the new music so since the CD came out I’ve just been so excited about getting them all out there.
How did you find the process of putting your third EP together, and were there any tracks that didn’t make the cut?
Kam and Josh wrote most of it when we had down time on tour, and then by the time we came home we had it all done and already planned out who we were gonna go with. No actually, it was pretty planned out what songs were going on the record.
What’s your writing process as a band? How do you all come together to create the final track, and how do you know when a song is ready?
Mainly Kam and Josh write songs and show them to the rest of the guys, then we tweak em a little and once all the music parts are done I write lyrics over it. Usually everyone has a good idea of when we find the final product.
Who did you work with to create the video for your single “Terminal,” and how did it feel seeing it finished?
Our dude Cory Davis filmed it! It’s always a crazy feeling seeing something you worked so hard on finished.
Do you have any upcoming live dates, and are there any plans to tour this side of the pond?
Yea! We tour pretty hard and try to just stay working on the road, we have a couple US tours to announce. As far as going overseas, I don’t wanna say anything because nothing is set in stone. But hopefully you’ll be seeing us over there soon.
Finally, what other artists are you listening to at the moment and do you have any recommendations?
I always find myself just listing to my friends’ bands cause they’re all just so good. Right now my tops are Kaonashi, Vessels, Bungler, Genesis Company, Castaway, Outlier, and Wrvth.