Michelle Neville over at Guitar Planet recently caught up with Siouxsie Medley, guitarist for Dead Sara. Led by their energetic frontwoman Emily Armstrong, Dead Sara rose to prominence in 2012 with the release of their self-titled album and its first single, “Weatherman”.
When you were 15 that’s when you kinda met Emily wasn’t it? You guys were jamming loads of stuff, and then you put Dead Sara together. How do you think over the years you have kind of developed the Dead Sara sound?
Well I grew up as a teenager listening to a lot of punk rock music, I just loved – actually, one of my favourite bands at the time when I first met Emily was a band – Cockspar. They’re from England, and what I loved about them, was that they were loud and they were crazy but they were so melodic and I loved that punk edginess, especially in guitar, but very melodic.
Emily kind of grew up with a 60’s and 70’s background she loved that era – so I introduced her to the punk rock world, and she introduced me to that world and it kinda developed our sound. We’re kinda all over the place; it’s very heavy but melodic.
Are you recording – writing?
We’re writing, we just did some demos in the studio and we’re just writing a bunch and hopefully release our next record this year.
Ok, so I know you’re still in writing stages but what do you think fans can expect from this new record? Are there any sort of distinct changes that you can feel between the last record and this one that might be developing?
I think that we as a band – we’ve gotten so much more tight and as musicians we’ve definitely improved. It’s been a year and half of touring and we’re so much more in sync with each other. I just kinda feel like it’s gonna be a lot more mature – it’s still definitely Dead Sara, still raw and edgy, we’re just gonna be a lot tighter…
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