We were very fortunate to grab a few minutes with lead singer Wade McKay to talk about the show, the album, touring with big guns like Static X, and the Adelaide scene...
Recoil VOR did a US run not too long ago, playing with bands like Static X and Otep… how was your music received over in America?
Really well! We played a lot of club scenes and stuff like that off the back of our first album 'The Will To Sin', and had really positive responses!
How does it feel to come from touring with such musical heavyweights and put what you’ve learned and experienced into your shows here?
We picked up tips from those guys on professionalism, how they run the show and what sort of sound to go for and all that sort of stuff, but its mainly us putting pressure on ourselves to try and put on the best performance that we can and hope that comes off well.
As you said you toured on your first album, but this time you’ll be touring on your newbie ‘Sleep For The Masses’… in what ways would you say your music has grown from one album to the next?
Basically if you hear it, it's an extension from the first one, like still heavy riffs but at the same time we just diversified it, did what ever came naturally. It wasn’t like “oh we have to do this” or “we have to be this way”, it was just like “if it comes out and we all like it then we’ll work with that” and that’s the way we sort of carried it.
When it comes to writing lyrics does everyone contribute?
I pretty much write them all. We all have an impact on the music writing side and putting it all together, but when it comes to lyrics I sometimes have a little bit of input but do most of it.
My lyrics reflect the way we were all feeling and what we were going through as a band at the time – it was a journey for us because I reflected on that purely as a band, not as an individual as such, even though there are parts in there written as individuals, it's mainly written about us as a whole.
Looking forward to seeing you at The Cavern on Saturday night – but for those of us that haven’t seen you perform live, what can we expect?
Just a lot of energy and diversity, and it will be very very loud and in your face. It's gonna get you to stand up and listen even if you're not a fan of what we do or what ever, you're definitely gonna know who we are after it.
When you play in Adelaide, how do you find the scene here in Adelaide to be compared to the rest of Australia?
It's been a year or two since we have been there, and we find that every time we are there the venues change, the promoters change, the scene in general changes and it seems to be on a yearly or two yearly cycle so I am excited about what we will get when we get down there this time.
When we first came down there everyone was awesome so we’re hoping for the same thing!
Sleep For The Masses is available now from the bands Webstore / iTunes /Google Play / Big Cartel
Recoil VOR play at The Cavern this Saturday (14th) with Deprivation, Alkira, New Paradigm, Voros and A Modern Death. Entry is just $15 and it's all ages until midnight.