Liverpool band Denio today return with a new single ‘These Words Repeat’ which we are premiering exclusive on Gig Soup today.
Recorded at Whitewood Recording Studio in Liverpool and produced by Rob Whiteley (The Night Café, The Wombats), the band describe ‘These Words Repeat’ as “a manic attempt at an apology. Through devaluing himself, the narrator elevates his other half”. You can take a listen to it below:
As part of premiering the single we got the band to answer our Boom! Track questions:
Who are the members of the band and how did you meet?
Mike Davis, Andres Hernandez, Dan Hernandez and Bill Caple. As the surname suggests, Andres and Dan are brothers. Mike and Bill met in primary school and we all went to the same high school.
How did you come up with the name Denio?
It was a game we played when we were younger, similar to ‘Manhunt’. And we liked the word more than anything
What artists have influenced your sound?
This has changed throughout our short careers. At the beginning it was mainly Foals, Arcade Fire and Alt-J, whereas now it’s probably the likes of Tame Impala, Shame and Parcels, as well as a lot of older stuff.
What was the inspiration behind your new single ’These Words Repeat’?
Lyrically it’s the idea of looking at yourself in a negative light to elevate the status of your other half.
Musically it came about very quickly, so it’s hard to pinpoint exactly the reasoning behind that; it just sounded good in rehearsal. Pulp and ‘Common People’ in particular were a big influence on the song, with the conversational verses and rhythmic instrumental breaks.
What are your aims and hopes for the end of 2018 and then 2019?
We’re living in the same city as of December for the first time since we began this band, so we’re just looking forward to being able to put a lot more time into the band. We’re hoping to play Liverpool Sound City 2019, as well as hopefully some other small festivals across the UK and spread the good word of DENIO. Maybe even record an EP if we’re lucky.
What are your favourite albums of 2018?
Parcels by Parcels, Songs of Praise by Shame, Little Dark Age by MGMT and Visions of Life by Wolf Alice
What other Liverpool bands should we be getting excited about?
SPINN and The Night Cafe.
Denio have 2 live shows coming up in December:
6th – Jacaranda Phase One, Liverpool
14th – The Blossoms Pub, Stockport