INTERVIEW WITH ALL OUR GLORY
Rising from the ashes of past musical endeavours, Merthyr Tydfil’s All Our Glory are a success story in the making. Despite only forming in June, the quintet – featuring Ben Evans, Lee Davies, Oz Jackson, Daniel Sheppard and Ty Walker – have already recorded their debut EP and performed alongside fellow Welshmen Attack! Attack! and Save Your Breath.
Inspired by the local music scene, the pop-punk band, whose average age is just 20, believe that determination is the key to success. Vocalist and guitarist Ben Evans explains: “We’ve all been there paying to see these [prominent] bands when they were playing to a handful of people a night, so we’ve seen that anything is possible if you’re all driven enough.”
Drawing influences from musicians such as Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fall Out Boy, All Our Glory are clearly an eclectic bunch.
Accordingly it is the group’s diverse musical preferences that enable them to stand out from the pack, says Evans: “People generally seem to put pop punk/pop rock bands into the same category, but I think we may change that stereotype.
“We’ve blended all of our tastes, and we’ve ended up with a finished product of tricky guitar lines, R&B influenced vocals, insane bass lines, weird effects and catchy beats.
“I think if people stop and listen to our songs, then they can definitely relate to them,” he adds.
With the release of their debut EP ‘Late Night Conversations’ this month and performances with the likes of Kids In Glass Houses in the pipeline, the Merthyr Tydfil mob won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
“We just want to keep turning out, as well as developing our sound and exploring new territory,” Evans reveals.
“We also just want to tour, play new areas, meet new people, play with more of our influences and just have a good time.”
All Our Glory perform at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on November 12 and December 28. For more info visit: www.myspace.com/allourglorymusicstrong>
Words: Kate Rees
by 247 Magazine