Writing a hit song is not an entirely easy task, to be honest. This is because it’s rather important if you actually want to make beautiful music. Even the best songwriters, at some points in their career, experience writer’s block too. They are not really super-humans. They are just people like you.
Canadian band Marianas Trench have been around for the best part of twenty years, forming in 2001, releasing five albums since then, and touring extensively, most often around Canada and the USA, but also in Australia, the UK and Europe. At London’s KOKO venue, during their UK tour in May 2017, lead singer Josh Ramsay said how he was humbled at how many people were at the show, especially considering they had never released an album in the UK. The venue was packed solid, made up of fans, the curious, and media. All left impressed and wanting more. This year, Marianas Trench *have* released an album in the UK, the magnificent ‘Phantoms’, written around the theme of being haunted by the memory of people in our past. Lisa had the chance to speak to Josh Ramsay, and asked him about the album, the songwriting process, and just when they were hoping to get back to the UK.
On Sunday evening 24th September, the finalists for Salute’s quest to unearth the very best in British musical talent were announced on Salute Music Maker’s Facebook page.
Heralding the final stage of the competition to find the best of unsigned UK musical talent, the remaining artists have battled through an initial talent pool of over 2000 entrants to the stage which matters the most – judging by the music fans themselves.