I had chance to catch up with Sid Glover, Guitarist of Heaven’s Basement this week while they were touring with Tremonti, Their debut album has not long been released and it went straight in at number 9 in the charts, Which doesnt surprise me. As i was totally blown away by their live performances. Its a live show not to be missed and a record that most definitely belongs in your collection.
Here i delve a little more into Heaven’s Basement and where it all began….
How did Heaven’s Basement begin?
A few years ago Chris and I set out to put together the best live rock band we could, with everyone sharing the same drive and passion for it. The various paths we went down eventually brought us 4 together to cement the line up. We’ve come along way since our inception and are now ready to go show the world what we can do.
The album Filthy Empire has not long been released and went in at number 9 in the charts, How does that feel?
It’s a crazy thing to look at a list of bands and have us be rest between Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and The Foo Fighters. It was a cool buzz, but also a reminder of the quality set by our peers that’s still out there, whether they’re still producing music or not!
How would you describe your sound?
An intravenous excitement injection.
How does it feel to be opening for the likes of Tremonti, Buckcherry and Seether?
It’s great to tour with other more experienced bands, there’s always something you can learn. It’s amazing to get to play to new crowds that might not have had the chance to see us otherwise, and also it allows us to stay on the road all the time! That’s really what we want as a band, to be able to play live every night.
Where did the name Heaven’s Basement come from?
I was trying to come up with a name for the room we were in during the bands first hang out, we were talking about band names and ‘Heaven’s Basement’ just blurted out. A bit of infernal inspiration perhaps.
How did the record deal with Red Bull come about?
They’d been keeping tabs on us for a while, they’d been to a few shows and were very supportive. They’d said that when we felt ready to go make our album and sign a deal that they’d be there waiting, and they were. Their continued belief in our band was a big factor for us signing with them when we both felt the time was right.
Who are your inspirations?
We all have a huge catalogue of music that we listen to, everything from AC/DC to Prodigy, The Stones to The Sex Pistols. We’re music fans so anything that’s real and got some soul to it is fine by us!
Which bands did you listen to growing up?
I was raised on Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Guns n’ Roses etc. I always gravitated to those guys; Hendrix, Metallica anything that excited me really tended to be from before I was kicking around.
If you could spend a day with one musician dead or alive, Who would it be?
Maybe Hendrix, or Keith Richards.
Are there any plans for a headline tour at all this year?
I’m sure there will be, we’ve just finished up a short run in England and are pretty solidly booked up at the moment with Europe, U.S, Canada and festivals. But we’re really making efforts to put together another headline tour for everyone, cause the last one was so much fun!
and finally, one for fun….
What one item can you not live without?
My guitar strap. Live shows would be really awkward otherwise.
Thanks to Sid, For taking time out of his busy schedule and I highly recommend that you go grab yourself a copy of Filthy Empire now.