Beneath The Embers fully established themselves in 2016 when singer/songwriter Lewis Roland met lead guitarist Clint Bredin in a random chain of events on musical social media. Fuelled by a mutual interest in the heavier elements of Metal music and a desire to write, Lewy was invited to hook up with the remainder of the band where the group immediately started to write original material. It wasn’t long before an independent record deal was secured with Oakfield Records and studio recording on the debut EP began. “It was pretty clear right away that the band just clicked and we were onto something” says Lewis. “Me and Clint found writing together easy and the time was just right for all of us to now pursue our common goal”.
The eclectic influences from each member has created a collaboration where Clint’s ferocious riffs, with a nod to the old school are framed perfectly by the raw power and speed of the band’s exceptionally tight rhythm section. With Charlie on bass and Spence driving the band’s pacey groove on drums, the sound is showcased excellently by frontman Lewy’s vocal ability in delivering brutal verses and catchy choruses. The band’s breakdowns contrast the faster sections flawlessly where you can’t help but tap or bang your head along to any of it. When asked about the band’s sound Spence stated “We write material we enjoy playing; the music will then be what it is and hopefully people like it as much as we do”.
Now Beneath the Embers are fully immersed in the recording process for the debut EP they have their sights set firmly on cementing a fan base throughout East Anglia during 2017. “Recording is one thing but delivering a confident and credible performance with music people want to hear is something else” says Clint. “2017 will be all about perfecting our art and getting out there”.
“What it really comes down to for us is four friends having fun writing original music that we really believe in” states Charlie, “Two of us are still full time soldiers and two are dads; time is precious and can’t be wasted so we are now ready to share our material with a wider audience”.
“2017 will be the springboard to huge things for this gold standard band from Colchester” – Chris Pearson, BFBS UK and Radio Caroline.