VIRTUE IN VAIN TALK ABOUT HOW NIGHTMARES INSPIRED THEIR LATEST SINGLE 'WHISPERS OF SLEEP'




PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.


Hey everyone, I’m Hywel from Virtue In Vain. We are a Metalcore band based out of Cardiff/London. We have a couple of EP’s out and recently released a single.


TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?


We recently released our latest single ‘The Whispers Of Sleep’. This is a standalone single which we wanted to release for you all to hear.


WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?


The Whispers Of Sleep came about from a nightmare a member of the band had. At one point he wasn't sure if he was awake or sleeping and even when he woke he wasn't sure what was real and not. This song is built upon that feeling at that moment. The song also incorporates how our dreams/nightmares are created from our subconscious and how it makes moments from our past, be it places or people, feel so real.


WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?


For me (Hywel) it was With Roots Above And Branches Below by The Devil Wears Prada. I loved listening to metal before, but that album was the one that made me want to be a band and make music. Still to this day it is my favorite album.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?


Our music video Marionette I really love. It was fun filming and came out so well. My favorite music video of all time would have to be Tears Don’t Fall by Bullet For My Valentine. For me when I watched that is what I imagine a metal music video should look like. I have so many others I like but I just love the story and the playing music with rain. Just a very metal video.


WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?


Doing other creative things. I have tried to do some basic photography, just out of curiosity. In our downtime we do play a lot of games online together.


DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?


Absolutely, I personally always get nervous for a show. I have just learned to embrace it and use it as a motivate me to perform better. I find once I am on stage, it is a lot easier. It’s always the build-up that is the worst part.


HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?


One day I decided to start a brand new band to write music that I liked, from there we just started practicing and eventually found the members in Virtue In Vain today.


HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL WORK TOGETHER?


The main songwriters are myself and our guitarist (Emyr). We come up with lots of riff ideas and concepts for the song/album. From there we rehearse as a band and all write together to make the finished product.


WHAT INSPIRES YOU?


Other musicians. I love watching and hearing new bands and seeing how they take a genre and adapt it to something new. That for me really makes me want to write more and improve as a musician.


WHAT IS NEXT?


We are currently writing for our next EP and have some unreleased tours later this year and early 2023, which we can't wait for.


PLEASE TELL US ANY SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS SO WE CAN SHARE.


Social Media Links:: Facebook::https://www.facebook.com/VirtueInVain Instagram::https://www.instagram.com/virtueinvain Twitter:: https://twitter.com/virtueinvain Youtube:: https://www.youtube.com/c/Virtueinvain Website:: www.virtueinvain.co.uk Music:: https://streamlink.to/VirtueInVain Video link:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yjOgwLq2aQ