Sunday, September 9, 2018


10 Questions with Sounds like a Storm

Sounds Like A Storm are Rock 'n' Roll quartet from Leeds based comprised of Sennen Ludman, Joseph Schofield, Cormac Connelly and Connor Passey. Taking influence from bands such as Pretty Vicious, The Strokes and Stereophonics.

Two studio singles, ‘Emission’ and ‘Blind And Deaf’ were released to huge acclaim and both were broadcast on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire. This led the band to receive festival appearances at BBC 1 / NME Stage Leeds and Reading, Live at Leeds and Tramlines, combined with support slots for bands such as Twisted Wheel, King No-One, The Blinders and Judas.

After a busy festival season we caught up with the band.

Where do you go to discover new music?
We like to go out to local gigs etc to watch up-and-coming bands, Leeds at the moment has a great scene with plenty of new artists emerging. Generally, we discover new music through Spotify (the way of the modern world) through playlists and suggested artists.

What have we got to look forward to with you this year?

Coming to the end of summer so the festival season has come to an end for us, this year we have played Live at Leeds, Tramlines and Leeds and Reading on the BBC 1 Stage. Coming up for us we are supporting Twisted Wheel in Leeds on the 26th Oct. We also have a few exciting shows that are yet to be announced and also new music that is yet to be confirmed.

First song you fell in love with?
I'd say personally I can remember from a young age, repeatedly playing on my Walkman All These Things That I've Done by The Killers, just waiting for that legendary bridge.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

This is a tricky one, I think working with Chase & Status would be cool, their track with Slaves - Control is insane. Would love to make some big noise with them lads.

What would you most like to own on vinyl?

The Streets - Original Pirate Material, its probably one of my favourite albums so to have it on vinyl would be mega!

Who are you listening to at the moment?
On our playlist we have, Hello Operator, Sheafs, Blackwaters and Pretty Vicious. New raw guitar music!

What's your guilty pleasure song?
In the dressing room before shows we love cheesy sing a long songs, Joseph and his technical dream coat usually gets played, but our all time favourite has to be Rod Stewart - Dya think I'm Sexy (gets everyone going).

What inspires you to write music?
I'd say the social environment, what's going on in the world be that nationally or literally on my street. I like songs to have meaning to provoke feeling on the audience, things happen in life and I just think "this is a song".

What's your favourite song to play live?
Blind and Deaf. Our most recent single. Its just one of the m songs, the crowd love it even if they've never heard it. Its catchy and punchy. Still has the momentum it had when we first made it, don't think it will ever die.

Where would you most like to play? 
Sticking to the north, I'd say Castlefield Bowl in Manchester. Its just one of them venues. I can remember watching the Stereophonics there and being in complete awe. Not just because of the phonics, but the venue itself, its beautiful!