Press to MECO
“Everyone feels emotions.” Sometimes the simplest phrases are the most powerful. Certainly, it’s the choice of words Crawley trio Press to MECO arrive at when discussing their current album, ‘Here’s to The Fatigue’.
“It’s easy to get annoyed and frustrated at life sometimes, or the state of the world in general,” says drummer and lyricist Lewis Williams. “But we want to write about these things from a human, emotional point of view, because those feelings are universal – everyone can relate to them.”
Press to MECO have grown with this album, not by taking huge, mile-long strides into the unknown, but by getting “much, much better at what we can do,” according to Luke. But it’s in what’s behind the music that adds the real spark.
Lewis recalls working on the lyrics during a time when he describes himself as feeling “sort of lost. I’d reached a point, as many people do, where you’re looking around at your life and wondering what’s next. There’s loads of really crazy things going on in the world right now as well. With all of that mixed together, it all fed into the lyrics.”
This isn’t to say Press to MECO are mired in misery. Quite the opposite. In fact, that’s the point behind the whole thing, write large in the album’s title: ‘Oh well, let’s keep going.’
“That’s exactly it!” grins Luke. “It’s almost like saying, ‘Well, life can be hard sometimes, the world can be a tough place, but we’re still here – cheers!’”
Having signed to Marshall Records and Publishing in January 2018, the band have continued on an upward trajectory and toured with the likes of SikTh, Arcane Roots, Don Broco and ended 2018 with a full European/Russia tour with Shinedown.
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