Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Michael Webster

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Michael Webster.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

MICHAEL WEBSTER: Michael’s unique guitar playing style and direct, weaving lyricism has gained him praise from his fans and peers, being compared to songwriters such as Courtney Barnett, Neil Young, Nirvana, and has even been referred to as the “Lancastrian Bob Dylan” in the past. His unfaltered approach to writing about topics and issues he is passionate about really defines his sound, and with unapologetic, yet raw and personal lyrics throughout all of his music, it really allows him to maintain a sense of individuality and identity within the Manchester music scene.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

MICHAEL WEBSTER: My main influences are acts ranging from Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus to more heavier artists like Nirvana, Sleater Kinney and 90’s alternative rock bands. I listen to a whole range of music however and all these impact me in some way, ranging from pop to hip-hop to indie!

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

MICHAEL WEBSTER: My latest release is called “left to speak / unacquainted strangers”, a double single – the a-side is a modern day outlook upon climate change and the inability for political leaders to make any drastic change about it, whereas the b-side is more of a romantic ballad – I love the build in it and I’m proper proud of the guitar solo at the end.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

MICHAEL WEBSTER: Northern accents, introspective lyrics and me fighting with a guitar whilst playing it.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

MICHAEL WEBSTER: I hope to be playing shows across the UK and just enjoying myself with a bunch of releases out!

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