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A chat with Holding Poison

Holding something poison when you know it isn’t right, leading to reflection to one day feel fine. Redemption and Temptation are feelings we feel when faced with the grip on the bad we always seek a thrill…

We got to ask Holding Poison a few questions and here’s how that went.

Welcome to Metal Digest.

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

Punchy rock and roll

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

So we’ve just released a new single – it’s called Destination, Same old. It’s slightly different from what we have released in the past however it’s packed with guitars, harmonies and we even threw some bells and organs in!

How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

like they want to come back for more!

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

Matt: I think watching my uncle play music was something that inspired me and then once I heard bands like foo fighters, Green day etc I was then hooked and wanted to pick up the guitar

Jack: There was always music on in the house when I was growing up so I guess it started there. A couple of my friends got guitars for Christmas one year and being a typical 9-year old that meant I wanted one too. Cut through a period of pestering my dad and I got one for my birthday and the rest is history.

If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?

Matt: somewhere hot.

Jack: Anywhere the beer’s cheap

What’s the ‘wow factor’ that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

If it’s got a good groove and flows well then that’s always a good place to start, after that it comes down to the melody as melody is key!

What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of?

If you’ve ever seen our TikTok videos, Myself and Jack made a couple minute videos of jokingly having a laugh with some play on words from a few of our tracks which are on our debut EP ‘by a thread’. They are worth a watch!

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

‘sell outs’

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

The good thing with what we are doing here is we just go with what we fancy at the time, whether that be a new single, an EP, shooting a video – whatever really. So most likely we will probably look to do another EP in the next year but who knows! the best advice is to keep an eye on our social media pages.

Come on in!

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