How did you all meet ?
Well originally the band was gigging under my name (Lorin Jane Forster) with a totally different line up – when i met Artur we were looking for another drummer – and as drummers all know each other I asked him if he knew anybody – but he himself was looking for a second band so the answer was obvious – Jordan was next on board – we actually found him on joinmyband – at the time I was playing guitar but wanted to focus purely on vocals so Jordan easily fit that gap, Matt was next on board – our old bass player left due to work commitments – Artur already knew of Matt and had him in mind – and on a drive home saw him walking home and shouted at him from his car – the next day he was in the band – and finally Sean – we NEEDED a second guitarist and we ALL knew Sean from gigging and the local scene so who we wanted was obvious and he agreed!
Have you already an experience of being in a band or was it the first time ?
Before I started this band I was a dancer – commercially I was working full time – but i was getting bored with being in the background and wanted to write my own music so I taught myself guitar by watching endless youtube videos and went from there!
Could you define the type of music you make ?
It’s hard to as we draw influence from so many genres – pop rock punk grunge as well as funk and soul – but if I HAD to I guess it would be in the pop/rock with a sprinkle of bass ass punk on top!
Why did you choose “ Weekend Recovery” as your band name ?
Well we needed to get rid of Lorin Jane Forster band – as I felt it was a little hey look at it – so we came up with a number of opinions (I liked Ninja Pandas!) but Jordan our guitarist is a massive fan of The Darkness an it’s actually a lyric from his favourite song
What are your inspirations ?
Personally my BIGGEST inspo is Katy Perry and Paramore (you can probably guess that) but I’m also very much into Bikini Kill, Green Day and My Chemical Romance – not just musically but their general attitude toward music and their fans.
As a band with a female singer do you find it more difficult to find a suitable place in the music industry ?
Not really – i think the industry is changing and it’s a lot more accepting now – I mean you still get the odd look like ‘Lets see what you’ve got » but I think for me it makes me want to show em what I’ve got more.
If you sing a duet with any singer ( dead or alive) who would it be ? Why ?
Billie Joe Armstrong but not so much because I want to sing with him but because I’d love to WORK with him and see how and where his inspiration comes from – I watched him recently give an interview about his musical American Idiot and how it fitted perfectly to his vision and that really made me think like how his albums all tie in together and their not just a collection of songs.
Do you try to convey a message through your songs ?