For Fans Of: Twin Atlantic
From : Worcester
Words : Josh Abraham
After introducing themselves into the world four years ago with their debut E.P, Time Of The Mouth have been described as a band that create crunchy riffs and big hooks, and it’s something to admire.
The quartet are known for their electrifying live performances but as we have been in lockdown due to the current climate, we were intrigued to know how the band have been doing during these times as music enters an interesting time with no live shows until 2021 and streaming services increasing in numbers.
it gives people something to look forward to, something to be excited about and something to distract them from what’s going on in the world
The four-piece have been doing what they do best in quarantine, experimenting with their music and sharing ideas online about how to further improve themselves as a band. The Worcester-based rockers have been finding it tough not being able to play shows or make music, but what they have made sure to do is keep those creative juices flowing. Whether it was introducing the idea of socially distanced rehearsals/writing sessions or if it was supporting their friends during a tough period for mental health. However, each member decided it was best to wait until the right time to introduce those ideas as minimising the risk to vulnerable people is more important to them.
Since lockdown started there has been a complex between artists and bands in different countries and different genres, do they release music? Some bands don’t release music as they feel it’s not the right time or that there are more important things to worry about. Then you have other bands who want to create music and release it to the world to get people smiling and distracted from the constant bad news. Time Of The Mouth opted for the latter part and released a single, ‘You’re Falling Apart Kid’, during lockdown.
When discussing the current climate the band talked about how “Our thought process is if you are a band you make music, so if you put that music out during a lockdown it gives people something to look forward to, something to be excited about and something to distract them from what’s going on in the world ,even if it’s just for a few minutes.”
Life isn’t normal right now, and whilst everyone is locked inside, the band’s music has helped people brighten their mood
One thing that the music industry has noted is that streaming numbers are through the roof at the moment. For bands like Time Of The Mouth they have seen an increase in people listening to their music. Life isn’t normal right now, and whilst everyone is locked inside, the band’s music has helped people brighten their mood as the toll on mental health gets worse and worse as we go on with life in lockdown.
Each member of the four-piece has mentioned they are humbled that people want to listen to their music to keep the spirits up and are even ready to release more music. Having recorded a few tracks before quarantine, the band are ready to show more of what they can do.
What’s been dominating the bands singer/guitarist, Chris, is the fact this period of time is the longest period he has not played a live show in twelve years. He has talked about how playing live is an outlet to let out the creativity and emotion, for the band in general it’s the longest period of not playing shows in ten years.
Once the band are back in the studio, they will also be at ‘The Marrs Bar’ in Worcester to create something special for their fans at the bands favourite venue. They plan on releasing new music, but wait until their first gig back, it’s going to be one for the record books.