The Nameless are a post hardcore band from South East London
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Joe Arnold - Vocals/Guitar,
Rob Horrocks - Guitar/Vocals,
Michael Kew - Bass/Vocals,
William Page - Drums
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to The Nameless? How long has the band been around?
Prior to joining us, Mike was the guitarist in a band called YumYum, and Will was in a band called Behind the Lies with our old bassist. Me and Joe hadn't been in any bands prior to this.
The band has been around since 2010, but Joe was the only member in the band at the time. We didn't start gigging until 2012 though.
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
It was just the first name we could think of. We did try coming up with another name, but we couldn't think of anything that everyone agreed on, so we kind of stuck with it.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
Me, Joe, and Mikey all write songs for the band. The main themes for our music would be singing about issues that we're going through/have been through or people/things that piss us off. This might change to some extent at some point.
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
We all have different influences, but the main ones would be Thrice, Funeral for a Friend, Glassjaw, Alexisonfire, and Deftones.
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?
Rise Against are probably the main reason for Joe wanting to start a band. I remember after I joined the band, he told me that since we started talking at a local show and I mentioned that I was also a fan of Rise Against and that I played guitar, that he wanted to have me in a band with him.
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …
Just practice pretty much
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
Probably when we headlined the 229 club in London. We didn't' know what to expect from the show, but it ended up being one of the best (if not the best) show that we've ever played.
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
Probably our main influences as it'd feel like coming full circle.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Just to check out our music, and keep your eyes peeled for our forthcoming third EP