An Interview With: Red Handed Denial

Red Handed Denial

I’ve always said to myself, any band that takes the time to cover the Power Rangers theme tune would instantly make they’re way into my heart, and that’s exactly what this band have done! With a sound that’s been compared to as the love child between Protest The Hero and Paramore, this female fronted band bring forward to the industry something unique and exciting. I was lucky enough to have an interview with the band, and it went a little like this.

Starting off with a little history about the band. When and how did the band form? And how did the name Red Handed Denial come about?  Is there a story there?
The origin of our band name is unknown. What we do know is that it has been entrusted to us by our elders to carry it on and bring it to glory however we can. Legend has it nobody knows where this movement actually started…

If for some strange unknown reason, you only had enough time to say 3 imaginative words to describe yourselves as a band, what would they be?
Vehement, indefatigable and sultry

Who would you say that as a band your main influences are?  Who would you compare yourselves to?
Many of our fans have described us as the back alley love child between Protest the Hero and Paramore. Over the past 3 years, we’ve developed so much as a band, and our new album incorporates many more genres including pop, jazz and punk! These days, it’s hard to say!

What would you say is unique about your band?

We so far have avoided any addiction issues

Is there one song in particular, by any existing band or artist, that as a band you wish you’d written and why?
Who in this world doesn’t wish they’d written “Bohemian Rhapsody”? It has EVERYTHING

I’ve heard some pretty horrific stories from bands about their first live shows, what was your first ever live show like?
At our first show in 2007, we ambitiously took on a live cover of “Bloodmeat” by Protest the Hero. This situation already seems bad enough, but with all the adrenaline pumping, we must have played it double speed!! Lauren could barely form her words

What’s been the best show you’ve ever played and why?
Back in November 2011 we played a show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto with our friends in the band Mirrelia, and it was probably the greatest environment we’ve ever experienced. There’s something special about playing an intimate venue at full capacity. The crowd interaction was outstanding!

Any funny band/live show stories you wouldn’t mind sharing?
Anyone who knows Chris knows that he loves to go crazy on stage. Before a show, he told us that he wanted to try this new spin-kick manoeuvre and we were all for it. When we got to the venue, we noticed that the stage was on the smaller side, but didn’t think anything of it.

Let’s just say Steph, our ex-bassist, happened to get in the way of his flying axe kick.

Neil’s also split his finger open in the middle of a set once!

Is there anything that inspires you when you are writing the music and lyrics to your songs?
All our songs come from many different places in our lives, especially on our upcoming album, ‘Stories of Old’. Life, hope, truth, trust, faith, pride, love, lust. And also Batman.

 If you could choose any bands to go on tour with, i.e. a dream line up/dream team; who would they be and why?
Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Janice Joplin and Amy Winehouse.

What do you hope 2013 brings for the band? Anything in store for your fans?
We’re looking forward to the release of our debut full length album ‘Stories of Old’ this spring, along with other tasty treats!!

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