One Cure for Man’s Jeremy Tennant and James Parkinson – Interview.
A couple of months ago I came across this band and I had to check them out. I listened to their EP ‘Alone in Berlin’ and previously reviewed it. After talking to the Lead singer Jeremy for a while it sprung upon me that it would be awesome to find out some real news about this up and coming contemporary rock band. So here we go;
Where does the name ‘One Cure for Man’ come from?
“It came from the title of a song written by the guitarist, James. There was a touch of irony and bloody-minded seriousness to it but it seemed to fit perfectly with the sound and lyrics of the band. The song was about how Man has the power to destroy everything, even itself.”
How did the band get together?
“The band was formed in 2009 by James Parkinson and James Buckley. Both had been playing in a three-piece rock band called Subjects of the City. Jeremy joined in 2011. Before then it took a very long time to find the right members to create the vision that had always been there.”
Are you working on any new stuff, when are you gonna come back with a new EP?
“We’re always writing songs so we’re working on new material all the time. It’s just about figuring out which songs will work best in which context. So far, we’ve released 2 full-band indie-rock EP’s and 1 acoustic EP, just to show the range of what we do. We’ll be heading back into the studio very soon to record a couple more tracks so there will be new music from One Cure for Man by the summer!”
Who inspires you and why?
“Great artists, poets, writers and film-makers as much as great musicians and songwriters. Writers like George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and Charles Bukowski. Artists such as George Grosz, Otto Dix, Van Gogh and Michelangelo. Musicians like Bob Dylan, David Bowie and The Clash. We admire risk-takers, people who are uncompromising in making their art.”
If you could support anyone who would it be and why?
“Probably bands like U2, Manic Street Preachers or Queens of the Stone Age because they’re all inspirational rock bands and fantastic live acts, and the crowds would be huge!”
Money no object, what would be your favourite festival and why?
“Some of us haven’t been to Glastonbury so definitely that one because of its history and reputation. Also, some of the big European festivals like Benicassim because they always have amazing line-ups and the bands play on much later into the early hours!”
Finally, what’s your favourite cheese?
“French cheeses – brie is a particular favourite!”
By Lucee Clarke