In the sanctuary of their changing room, we get to chat to two of the four creative forces that combine under the banner of Empyre.
Guitarist Did and frontman Henrik reflect upon a journey of playing down the hill at Abertillery’s Doll’s House venue back in 2018 right through to returning to Steelhouse.
Atop the release of the deservedly lauded and highly opulent album ‘Relentless’ – one of my personal favourites of the year thus far – the band have been taking stages across the UK by storm and ‘killing the vibe’.
Their self-deprecating humour is infectious and it’s a delightful contradiction to the serious business of aiming to achieve ‘distinctly average standards’.
Following a set in which Empyre unleashed their creative forces right into the eye of their own personal black cloud amidst requests for ‘Delilah’ we chat about the road ahead and what awaits in the new republic.
Stunning sets at the likes of Station 18, Swansea and Love Rocks, Dorset were followed up with a triumphant return to the Welsh mountains. In spite of the inclement meteorological efforts spirits were most certainly not dampened in any way whatsoever.