Meet your new favourite band, Graphic Nature, fronted by our very own Harvey Freeman. The five-piece are tapped as one of the top acts to look out for in the near future and were recently announced on the line-up for next year’s mega Download Festival – 2023 is definitely going to be their year.
Interview with Graphic Nature
Meet your new favourite band, Graphic Nature, fronted by our very own Harvey Freeman. The 5-piece metal group formed in 2019, hail from London and Kent and are currently signed to Rude Records.
Praise has come from Kerrang!, Rocksound and Radio 1 – with the band tapped as one of the top acts to look out for in the near future.
Most recently, they’ve shared the stage with Cancer Bats, Ho99o9, seeyouspacecowboy and Witch Fever. They were also recently announced on the line-up for next year’s mega Download Festival – 2023 is definitely going to be their year.
“World Domination for Graphic Nature is for us to become a band that people can look up to. We want someone who isn’t vocal about their struggles with mental health to listen to GN, come to a show, watch our music videos and just be like ‘damn, if GN can talk about this kind of stuff, I can too.”
Listen to their new single ‘Killing Floor’, out now on Rude Records. You can also catch them playing live at Blondie’s in Clapton this Saturday 26th November.
The band’s debut album will be released February 17th – mark your calendars now people.
Check out our interview with the guys below.
How did you all meet/found the band?
We’ve all played in previous bands before that didn’t work out, so when we had the idea for Graphic Nature it all just kind of fell into place perfectly. It took a while to find our sound but when it was there, we all knew straight away that we were onto something special.
Tell us your musical style in a nutshell?
It’s really a mix of Nu Metal and Hardcore with some Garage and D&B influences. We can never really put a style on our music because we’re influenced by so many different things.
Who’s been your biggest influences, musical or non-musical?
I think we can all agree that we’re heavily influenced by the bands we grew up listening to in the 90’s. Korn, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, P.O.D etc.
They’ve always been bands we listen to every day and I think they will continue to influence us for the rest of our career in this band. But like I said previously, we’re influenced by so many different styles of music that we’re constantly evolving our sound and it’s a ton of fun.
How do you want people to feel after leaving one of your shows?
I want them to feel like they’ve found their new favourite band. We’re a relatively small band, so not a hell of a lot of people know who we are, but when they see us, they fucking know.
A little bit achey, a little bit bruised, but all the better for it.
Which piece of TGF jewellery do you think best symbolises GN’s energy or do you like wearing on stage?
A really battered up Lock Down Bracelet and a Belcher Chain. That symbolises us best.
Rough round the edges, heavy as fuck but still stylish.
Where can people catch your shows?
Wherever we’re booked to play!
We love being on the road and have just come off of tour with bands like Cancer Bats, Ho99o9 and Witch Fever.
We’re playing a super intimate show at Blondies in London on November 26th. It’s gonna be sweaty!
Also, Download Festival 2023 we’ll see you there!!
What would world domination look like to GN?
World Domination for GN is for us to become a band that people can look up to. We want someone who isn’t vocal about their struggles with mental health to listen to GN, come to a show, watch our music videos and just be like ‘damn, if GN can talk about this kind of stuff, I can too’.
We’re all tough in our own ways but the hardest thing you can ever do is simply come to terms with your own well-being and mental health to start a conversation about how you’re truly feeling. And that is what GN is all about.
What does TGF mean or stand for to you?
TGF to us is about being the outcasts. Not ever fitting in to the norms of society and living life however you want to. Express yourself the way you’re supposed to!!
Favourite London spots?
The Black Heart in Camden is a usual spot for us.
Crobar was great til they got rid of it.
Basically, London 10-15 years ago was the one. Now it just kind of sucks.
We miss the Astoria.
Their new single ‘Killing Floor’ is out now on Rude Records. The band’s debut album will be released February 17th.
Listen to Graphic Nature on Spotify, Apple Music