Interview with Grey McMurray of Knights On Earth
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Knights On Earth are planning the release of Move Slow, Life Ends, a nine track album featuring the single “Wide Empty Eyes”, along with a bonus EP titled From The Rubble To The Sky. The bundle will be released via iTunes on June 7th, 2011. Guitarist/Vocalist Grey McMurray took some time to speak with us about their upcoming plans.
Type 3 Media: Tell me a little bit about Knights on Earth.
Grey McMurray: We’ve known each other for a long time and we’ve played in different projects. This band started with just myself and the bass player. We played a couple shows with some songs that we worked on together. We played with some different drummers for a while, then Gunnar was our lucky, lucky choice.
T3M: How would you describe the music that you create?
GM: I would say the most succinct way to put it is… expansive triumphant soul music.
T3M: That might be the best music description I’ve ever heard.
T3M: Your latest release, Move Slow, Live Ends, is due out this June; how does this compare to your previous efforts?
GM: A lot of those songs had their origins before we were a collective. Gradually we were able to take a lot of time putting those songs together and I think everybody’s voice became apparent. The EP, From The Rubble To The Sky, we recorded a little bit differently, and those songs feel in a way like we started to use or vocabulary as opposed to finding out what our vocabulary is. A good first impression of what our band is.
T3M: Are you working on any plans to take your music on the road?
GM: Absolutely. I think we are shooting for the winter or spring to be able to go out. I imagine that the first thing we’ll try to do is a tour of the East Coast, then maybe something on the West Coast we’ll do in the spring of 2012. The focus right now is recording, writing, playing in New York, and then going out and having a lot of stuff to show people.
T3M: Any closing thoughts?
GM: We’re grateful to everyone who takes the time to listen to us.
Be sure to check out the band’s Facebook page for a free download of the song “England.”