Having recently signed to Year Of The Rat Records, UK metal outfit Memorist have plunged straight into a new era of music for the six piece, breaking away from the harder edged rock elements that have defined them over their first three singles and pushing them more towards metalcore style leanings.
After the success of those songs which attracted the attention of their new label, Memorist have kicked up another gear with their latest single The Empiric, enjoying the freedom and confidence that comes with self belief.
Frontman Jon Sinfield joined HEAVY over the weekend to talk about the direction of the new single and Memorist’s planned assault on the global music market.
“That was something we’ve been aiming for for a little while,” he said, referring to the heaviness of The Empiric. “Our first three singles are really kind of traditionally band music – couple of guitars, bass, drums, vocals – and we’ve all had this fascination with things that are maybe a little more cinematic for a long time and how synthetic and electronic elements kind of blend with organic, traditional band stuff. I listen to loads of different kinds of music anyway, but I had been listening to drum and bass and quite a lot of industrial stuff, and we really wanted to try and get that sound in there. It was just a natural progression, really. Chris and I throughout lockdown were writing together, and I do a lot of electronic music production, so I was doing electronic stuff and blending it with what he was doing, and we just arrived at this sound which is what we’ve been hoping to achieve for a little while. I think we pretty much got it where we want it to be. We’re pretty proud of it.”
In the full interview, Jon talks about the heavier direction the band is headed in, future new music, lyrical inspiration, entering the music world as a relatively new band after Covid, music as a weapon and more.