Biters are an up and coming rock band that is highly inspired by the 70s groove that made bands like Thin Lizzy and Cheap Trick so memorable. A refreshing band we thought everyone should get to know better, we took up the opportunity to chat with Biter’s lead singer Tuk about the band, their latest release and their upcoming tours.
TSL: Where is the band from?
Tuk: 3/4 of the members (Philip-bass, Joey-drums, and himself) are from Atlanta, Georgia and our guitarist (Matt) currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
TSL: Right off the bat, the bands sound reminds me of the 1970s, drawing similarities to bands like Cheap Trick and Thin Lizzy. What is it about this sound that draws you guys in?
Tuk: Personally I think it’s the 70s that were the golden era of rock n’ roll. Big hooks, great song writing, tons of swagger and no bullshit.
TSL: What are some of your biggest influences?
Tuk: Bands like the aforementioned are definitely big inspirations. Also, bands like T. Rex, Slade, early Alice Cooper, Queen, Bowie, Dead Boys, Stooges, Rose Tattoo, 70s punk and power pop is a big influence as well. Love those hooks.
TSL: The bands latest album titled “Electric Blood” was released under Earache Records. What was the goal in terms of sound for the album?
Tuk: We wanted to do something classic sounding but also wanted it to translate into modern day. We use a lot of vintage gear and played all the instruments, real drums, no vocal tuning, etc.
TSL: Are you guys on tour now? What are future plans for the band?
Tuk: We are currently on a rock cruise called Ship Rocked which is awesome. We are heading out on the Kerrang Tour in the UK in February and doing some shows in Germany, Sweden and Finland. Then we head out with Buckcherry in May.
TSL: Where can we keep up with the band?
Thank you to Tuk for taking his time to chat with us. Here’s their music video for their single titled “Restless Hearts” off of the album Electric Blood.