Furious guitar riffs and all-consuming vocals swiftly engulf you as you are unapologetically swept up amongst an electrical infused wave of poker-faced furore. Leeds trio Weekend Recovery (Lorin – Vocals/Guitar, Josh – Bass, Marcus – Drums) have continued to grow and improve since inception. Read on to find out more.

They have caught the ears of many leading music industry blogs, leading them to be championed by the likes of Louder Than War, who premiered their album Get What You Came For. The band has also been reviewed by the likes of NME, Cat On The Wall, Get In Her Ears, and Music Glue, as well as being recommended by BBC Intro, Planet Rock, Radio X, Amazing Radio and Kerrang! New single There’s A Sense is set to be released on the 5th of June. The band says the track is about facing your dark times even when on the outside the world believes you are happy, as they sing; “Tell my friends I’m coming down and I can’t promise I’ll be back around.” 

Lori
Who has had the most influence on your music?
As cliched as it is probably my mum and dad, they first introduced me to musical theatre, which then led to my love of music in general. In terms of bands etc. Katy Perry, Paramore, and Jack White have been my biggest inspiration.

What has been the nicest thing ever written about you?
That I’m a solid guitar player – I learned to play guitar after our guitarist Owen left (so I learnt the whole set in a matter of weeks!) I’m super self-conscious about my ability to play guitar and have come across a few remarks of ‘well stick to singing etc.’ which is super hurtful! But to have a reviewer say that I’m solid is a huge thing for me!

What was the last album you listened to?
Almost Everything is Bullshit by Moses.

What would be on your band rider?
Muffins!!!

Josh
What inspires you to write music?
Nothing inspires me to write, it just sort-of happens, I hear noises and hope to God I can make them into songs.

What was the last album you listened to?
The last album I listened to was Cory Wong Live in Amsterdam with the Metropole Orkest.

Who would you love to support?
I would love to support Tenacious D, my whole first year of learning how to play music was learning their whole back catalogue.

Marcus
What was the last album you listened to?
The last album that I listened to was Emblas Saga by Brothers of Metal. I’m quite into my metal and punk, but at the moment I’m going through a Viking/Nordic Metal phase. I’ve recently discovered these guys, and I’m hooked.

Starwars V Star Trek / Super Man V Super Ted.
I’d defo say Star Wars. I grew up watching Star Wars, and it was pretty much one of the first films I can remember watching. I still watch them today. I didn’t really watch Star Trek until I was older, but I don’t mind it. I’m not sure about Super Ted or Superman. I’ll be honest I’ve only briefly heard of Super Ted. I did use to like Superman as a kid, so I’d go for Superman.

How are the band carrying on during lockdown?
The band seems to be doing alright. I’m pretty sure every band at this time is writing new material, so we’ve been doing a little bit too. It’s a bit difficult for us to gig or practice together, but we’ve been finding ways. Lori has been doing a lot of acoustic gigs over Facebook and Instagram to raise money for charity and stuff.

You can catch up with Weekend Recovery on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. More music from the band is available to stream on Spotify.