Q and A with Effigy

11th December 2012 by Emma Scott


We caught up with Effigy to get the low-down!

Q. So tell me a brief history of the band.

A. We had been playing in bands together for many years, remained great friends staying in touch ever since. Jake (Guitar/Vocals) had been recording with Adam (Bassist) Demo’s and wanted to take it to the stage. Josh (Drummer) being first port of call was available & more than willing therefore Effigy was born.

Q. Do any of the band members have any weird habits?

A.  Josh: “I have this pair of awful white Nike trainers that I only ever wear when I drum, they’ve never been worn outside since I got them”

Jake: ”Haha, not that I know of! I somehow manage to drop my pick almost every gig however.”

Adam: ”The only thing that comes to mind is that I do enjoy squatting ultra low on stage aha!”

Q. What are your plans for the future?

A. We are currently in the process of recording a 4-track EP, as we hit the studio over last week and tracked the drums. So releasing our debut EP and also playing shows and places we haven’t before to build our ever growing fan base.

Q. Any upcoming releases?

A. The new EP that we hope to release early 2013, which will be available at our shows & online.

Q. What is the best gig you’ve ever played?

A. We have played really good gigs around the Leicester area; The best gig we’ve played has to be one of the shows at the Greyhound Garage in our home town Hinckley,  we play regularly with our friends in Axis Mundi and it’s always a great turnout and absolute chaos!

Q. How about the worst?

A. Without mentioning any names there is one gig that does stick out! Musically it was sound however everything just seemed to go wrong, nasty sound and stage setup also topped off with poor promotion and a pretty vacant crowd never goes down well in our opinion.

Q. If you could play with any one in the world, alive or dead for one night only, who would it be?

A.  Josh: “It would definately be Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan on drums because he’s my biggest idol. I’d have to take a backseat on a Timpani or something. Maybe Wednesday 13 on vocals because when I was younger and I first discovered him he just blew my mind!”

Jake: “Too many to name but a few would be John Lennon, Jeff Buckley, Matt Heafy.”

Adam: “This is a tough one! However if I had to pick one, it has to be Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) for his crazy stage antics and I also have a lot of respect for his producing work, the guy is multi-musically-talented I have a lot of respect for him and would love a day in his shoes.”