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Post Human: Survival Horror – how Bring Me The Horizon wrote and recorded their EP remotely

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes recently shared the moment the band were inspired to write and record an entire EP without ever being in the same room using Audiomovers.

For anyone who has followed the alternative rock scene in the UK over the last decade, BMTH need no introduction. Emerging in the mid 00’s on MySpace, Bring Me The Horizon have used each release to expand their sound, venturing further and further away from their deathcore roots. Their latest release has proved no exception, with the Sheffield-based quintet branching into a post-apocalyptic, cyber-punk aesthetic, inspired by the state of the world, amidst the pandemic.

At the height of the pandemic, for so many in the music industry productivity—and with it creativity—ground to a halt. Unable to work together as they were used to, BMTH started to dip their toes into working on bits of songs remotely, sharing ideas and rough demos.

In an interview with SiriusXM, Sykes reveal how the band initially began using LISTENTO as a means for creating demos whilst in lockdown. However, they quickly realised that the tool was powerful enough they were all they needed to create a full-length 9-track EP and began turning those demos into fully-fledged songs. The results speak for themselves. Check out the interview below:

The end result was Post Human: Survival Horror, an EP that encapsulated the feelings of anger and confusion that many felt during that time. However, Sykes revealed that it was exciting to create the EP remotely, stating that doing so was summative of the EP’s message.

“Imagine if we write an album and record an album, all remotely without being in the same room? What could be more symbolic of the times, the message and the theme of the whole record”
Oli Sykes Frontman of Bring Me The Horizon

Neil Dowd
Author: Neil Dowd

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