"No statements or trends, no dramas, and even no end destination; above all else All Societies are here to bring a groove, tell a story, and maybe even raise a smile. That feels just right given what’s happening in the world right now."

By Vanessa B

You saw it here first – we caught up with British rock duo All Societies for some QuickFire Questions, in the run up to the release of their promising debut album ‘Lost to the Flag‘, packed with shimmering and snappy indie bops, out on 15th April on all digital platforms.

How did the two of you meet and form All Societies?


All Societies is the product of a million conversations and some 20 years in the making. We met as teenagers and, whilst this sounds very cliche, instantly knew there was a musical connection. Since then we’ve honed our art by playing across the UK’s glorious toilet circuit (under multiple aliases) and, through what felt like a natural evolution, started collaborating as a duo in late 2019. The album was recorded at a distance (we live in different cities and then there was the small matter of a global lockdown) which meant we had to rely on our ‘one music mind’ to keep things in sync. The remote approach also played to our strengths in utilising the right technology, which coupled with our DIY ethos, meant we were able to be utterly uncompromising with the eventual product.

Where do you think your music fits in today’s world?


The one thing about doing this for as long as we have is you learn to trust your instincts… if it feels right, it is right. No statements or trends, no dramas, and even no end destination; above all else All Societies are here to bring a groove, tell a story, and maybe even raise a smile. That feels just right given what’s happening in the world right now.

Can you describe your sound in 3 words?


Nostalgic, bright, inescapable.

What are your favourite venues?


We’ve been lucky enough to play up and down the country. But, if we had to pick one it would be the Fleece in the amazing city of Bristol. So many legendary bands have been through there (the back room walls are plastered with signatures from musical royalty) and it’s where our friends at The Venue Magazine gave us the illustrious title “West Country Mavericks” (which seemed to stick)… long may the powerhouse that is the Fleece continue.

Do you have any upcoming shows?


It’s ALL about the debut album launch just now – 15th April across all major platforms!! We’re so proud of it and want it to land just right. We’ve also talked at length about building an authentic engagement with listeners (we’re uninterested in the ‘spray and pray’ tactics to be honest). To that end we’re toying with some “behind the songs” content which goes a little deeper and encourages participation… more to follow on that. We’ve also been contacted about some London shows which are proving difficult to ignore – after all there’s nothing like connecting with an audience when playing live. Really exciting time ahead!

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