Hailing from Bristol, UK, rock band Turbowolf is hunting down fans on American soil whilst on their first visit across the pond to promote their 2015 record Two Hands. The pack consists of Chris Georgiadis (vocals/synth), Andy Ghosh (guitar), Lianna Lee Davies (bass) & Blake Davies (drums). Georgiadis (vocals/synth) sits down with Shockwave Magazine to talk tour, Two Hands, and the adventure of a lifetime.
Shockwave Magazine: Let’s start out with a Turbowolf 101 question. How did you all come together in your current incarnation?
Chris Georgiadis: I’ve been in various bands with Andy (guitarist) for about 12 years now. We’ve been through a couple of different drummers and bassists but our current line up is Blake on drums; who we’ve known for years as a great player and all round cool guy. Our bass player Lianna has been with us for about 2 years; she joined after her previous band (Pettybone) split.
I’ve read many reviews of your music and it appears to me the media has a hard time defining your sound. Some call you hard rock, others categorize you as alternative metal, and the term “psychedelic” gets thrown around a bit too. Evolution aside, how do you define your sound today?
It’s an amalgamation of sounds and styles that we’re trying to make something new and personal out of.
This is your first ever US tour. How are we treating you?
Very well! We’re having a great time out here. Friendly people and enthusiastic audiences. All we could ask for!
Have you had time to see the sites in the US? Any place or activity stand out as particularly wacky or most memorable?
It’s all pretty special to us to be honest. Your landscape is wildly different to our European one, and your eccentricity in terms of roadside attractions is much appreciated.
How has the tour to support Two Hands been thus far? Any highlights?
Excellent! So many great times with fans old and new so far. Too many to pick a single show out.
You’ll be returning home soon to headline in the UK. What are you looking forward to upon your return?
Having some fun with our UK fans at the headline shows is top of the list.
Let’s talk about Two Hands. What was your writing and recording process?
Myself and Andy wrote the album at our respective homes over the space of a year or so. We then recruited Tom Dalgety to record and engineer the album, which turned into him co-producing alongside us. We spent about 6 weeks recording and mixing the album, partly at Rockfield studios but mostly in Tom’s studio in Bath.
I know everyone lies about having a favorite child. What’s your favorite song off Two Hands?
In the past you’ve had great success being featured on movie and video game soundtracks. Any collaborations in the works?
I don’t think so…we’re open to suggestions though!
What do you have coming up in the future in terms of touring or new projects?
After the UK headline run we’re going to retreat from playing live for a while and write another album.
Anything else you’d like to say to your fans?
Thank you for your support in whatever form it comes in! Come to a show and say hello!
Visit Turbowolf’s website to check out their last few U.S. tour dates, or perhaps to plan a trip to the UK to check out Turbowolf on their headlining tour. You can download Two Hands by clicking that handy link.