INTERVIEW: ANTESAINT’S HAYLEY SMITH PICKS HER TEN

Antesaint @ Darfield Cons Club, 2013.  https://www.facebook.com/MarkDobson.Photography

Antesaint @ Darfield Cons Club, 2013.
https://www.facebook.com/MarkDobson.Photography


Today we confirmed the next eight acts to play this summer’s Live In Festival. They are as follows:
ANDWHATARMY | ANTESAINT | BLACK MOON RISING | BLACK VINES | DISLOCATOR | RED JESTER | REDMIST DESTRUCTION and THE TORN.

Just like previous weeks, we have caught up with one of the acts to find out a little more about them.
Hayley Smith is the bassist and vocalist in the band alt-rock Antesaint. The band consists of Hayley, guitarist Sam Sharpe, drummer Joe Hunter and their newest addition, ex-Black Echo guitarist Thomas Wilkinson, formed in 2012 and I’ve been following them since the start.
A female fronted Alt-rock band in Barnsley isn’t exactly common, especially a bass-toting one with a knack for penning an incredible tune. I wanted to know which records inspired Hayley and she gave me ten of her best.

No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom As long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of No Doubt and this album is one of my all time favourites. I’d never seen a girl in music as cool as Gwen before and it changed everything for me. I love how the album changes from pop ballads, to rock, to ska and reggae inspired tracks.

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream I first got this from an old friend on a blank CD, with no idea what it was, but I love it straight away. From the first bars of Cherub Rock I was just in awe. If I could have written any album, it would be this one.

Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come I don’t even know what I could say about this album because I could never give it justice. If you like hardcore and you haven’t listened to this, you’re really missing out.

Deftones – White Pony I think this the album that has inspired me most as a musician. I love Chino’s voice, lyrics and songwriting style and it’s an album I could never get tired of listening to.

Placebo – Without You I’m Nothing I think that this is one of those albums where you can’t seem to find a bad song on it, and while I only really got into Placebo in the past couple of years, it’s one of my favourites.

Incubus – Morning View It was either between Make Yourself and this, but in the end Morning View has to be my pick. I think it’s just a brilliant album, especially Wish You Were Here.

Biffy Clyro – Infinity Land I can’t really explain just what this album sounds like, other than mad, but it’s one that has been firm favourites for a good few years.

Prince and The Revolution – Purple Rain Those who like Prince get it and those who don’t, don’t. It’s just one of those timeless pop albums in my eyes, and the film is worth watching if you’re a fan.

Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf Another album that is really one, if not the most influential to the band I’m in now.

Nirvana – In Utero I think I’d get a serious talking to off the guys in my band if I didn’t put Nirvana on my list. They’re a constant inspiration to us as songwriters and as performers, so there’s no doubt they’d be on here.

To listen to Antesaint, check out the soundcloud stream below. The keep up to date with the band, follow their facebook page facebook.com/antesaint

Hayley Smith @ Darfield Cons Club, 2013 https://www.facebook.com/MarkDobson.Photography

Hayley Smith @ Darfield Cons Club, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/MarkDobson.Photography

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