Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Lure In.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
LURE IN: We have been mixed to say the least, in one way it’s been okay in terms of getting to spend more time with family or significant others or whoever really, on the other hand it’s been a major struggle for us mentally as well as not being as productive as we would like to be.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
LURE IN: So we have been fortunate enough to have a quite tech savvy bunch of lads in the band so we all know something about music production, so we can still work on music even throughout the pandemic, it would be better to get in a room together & write however this is a somewhat decent alternative.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
LURE IN: The last show we played was in Bolton with our friends in Malign, Asleep At The Helm, & Ligature (Now Final Words), it was early March 2020 so just before the lockdown was approaching, sadly our guitarist Jake & bassist Jonny couldn’t play the show so we did a 3 piece set that went well but the last time we played as a full band was in January last year.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
LURE IN: We would love to & we were thinking about it however the logistics & our lives weren’t exactly aligned but now the world’s opening up & things are starting to get steadier & more hopefully maybe some day down the line we could do one.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
LURE IN: Eventually sure, it’s obviously going to be a long time till venues, staff, & bands can fully come back at the force they once did but I do believe the live entertainment industry will recover, for sure.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
LURE IN: I’d say for the fans, if you want to help bands for free just simply tell your friends about the bands, engage with social media posts, & just whenever you see a band on social media just drop them a follow. The other thing which obviously involves money is streaming songs, buying merch & over this pandemic a massive one has been buying music via Bandcamp, which we already where massive fans of the platform, so any of those 3 massively help bands like us during this time period.