By Matilda Maybee
British based band ‘Beyond Recall’ have not only made impressive progress in the past few years but have added a new tang to the Nu-Metal genre. With their radical riffs, roars and rapping, they play with pace making any listener and audience member want to get up and make the floor rumble on their catchy choruses.
Forming back in 2010, the band have came a long way, performing alongside and supporting acts like Attack Attack, The blackout and A Skylit Drive. Being no strangers from performing sold out gigs, now is the time for ‘Beyond Recall’ to be in the spot light. Having their first ever headlining tour in June, the band will be shredding it up in main cities such as Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, London and their home town Bristol.
After 4 solid years of intense hard work and ups and downs with the leave of 2 ex band members, Beyond Recall’s dreams are finally coming true. Their latest single ‘Up Up!’ received an immense 7,000 views within the first week of release and debuted no.10 in the ‘Scuzz most wanted’ rock chart. Gaining greater commercial success and credibility, they have now achieved no.4 in the rock charts. It is safe to say there will be bigger and better things to come from the band and is definitely one to keep an eye out for!
Here at Elite Online Mag, we had the pleasure of interviewing Zaid Elgahmi (Lead vocalist) and Joshua Willett (Drummer and vocalist) to get the ins and outs to Beyond Recall and their latest single. ‘Up Up!’ being a fresh and iconic track for them and their success, we were dying to know the story behind it. ‘Up Up!’ remarkably combines rap verses, an energetic, fast pace chorus and a cracking break down conclusion all in a matter of 4 minutes. The track also involves a more techno approach with its computerised beats and sound effects, giving off an ‘Enter Shikari’ element. As stated as the track title and embedded throughout the smashing single, ‘Up Up!’ isn’t just about getting people up and hyped, as answered by Zaid, it is in fact a catalyst and a tool to getting people’s attention. With lyrics like ‘I’ll pick your character as I know you like playing the victim’, Beyond Recall set a narrative throughout the song and within the music video.
From achieving so much accomplishment whilst being unsigned, with the commercial success they’ve received through Scuzz and BryanStars, finally being signed may be on the horizon for the band. However, the question on our minds is after 4 years of being independent, would they want to be signed? Zaid and Josh humbly informed us that being signed to a label isn’t necessarily something they are pushing, however if a label could provide a booking agent, management and a foundation of help and support when relating to albums, they would be happy to rock on board.
With official inside information, Beyond recall have many major and exciting plans for the future when relating to their music. Make sure you keep an eye out for the band and track them on social networking. Over here at Elite we have become part of ‘TeamRecall’, so make sure you awesome audience members do too! Alongside, check out our 2 part video interviews with Beyond Recall focusing on their music and their personal lives, we will also update you guys on their progress and their latest tours.