Interview: Artio

Artio have been kind enough to take some time to answer some questions about themselves and their music. Find out more about them below.

Your recent single, “All Things End” came out a few weeks ago. How has the response been? And what’s the story behind the song?
The response for All Things End has been amazing, it’s already overtaken most of our tracks and has been featured on playlists all over Europe and the UK. The song is about growing up and being in love in this dystopian pre-apocalyptic world, how could love be forever if you could lose it all to Climate Change, Pandemics etc.

What have been notable highlights of your career? And, as a band, what is on your bucket list?
We’ve loved touring the UK and headlining our favourite venues in Leeds that we’ve grown up going to. Our BBC Introducing Track of the Week and BBC 6 play also charts very high on our favourite moments. Our bucket list is just to keep touring, keep growing as musicians and in audience until we eventually takeover the world with political alt pop.

You’ve played Newcastle before and have a future gig booked in. How have you found Newcastle? And what should audiences expect from your live shows?
We love gigging in Newcastle: The Cluny does the best mac’n’cheese around and every time we’ve played there it’s been an amazing show.
The last time we played was a Sold Out show in March with Twist Helix and it was a sweaty, cramped masterpiece. I think audiences should expect to feel the snare in their chest and the sub bass in their belly.

What artists are you currently listening to? Who is on your radar?
We are big fans of Bring Me The Horizon and PVRIS, they’re always on repeat. We’re really loving Joe Garratt and Ashnikko at the minute, always on the radar.

You’ve played around the country a bit. Do you have any particular favourite cities and venues? And are there any cities or venues you’d like to play in the future?
We absolutely love The Wardrobe and The Brudenell Social Club, great food, sick vibe, all day everyday Leeds. We’ve loved all the cities we’ve been to – Newcastle and Glasgow did take our hearts though; 13th Note in Glasgow was a brilliant introduction to the city and also did great food. Artio HQ, as you might have guessed, really love food.
We’d love to play London and Manchester, O2 Brixton or Ally Pally would be the dream. Would also love to play across Europe, Amsterdam or Paris would be special.

Photo: Declan Creffield

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