-Interview- Next Stop Olympus (4/16/21)

Next Stop Olympus talks about their heavy yet melodic sound, upcoming plans and much more.


From: United Kingdom
Sounds like: Metalcore

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Next Stop Olympus" and is there any meaning behind it?

We’ve all been in other bands previously and our sound has just developed naturally as we’ve worked together from our own styles and influences. Conor came up with the idea of using Next Stop Olympus as a band name, it’s a quote from Disney’s Hercules and it just stuck out whilst he was watching the film slightly drunk one evening.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

Hopefully a really catchy chorus so the song is stuck in their head for the day! And that they enjoyed it and take away whatever message they need to from it.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Melodic metalcore / post hardcore with old school rock ’n’ roll influences and catchy choruses and punchy riffs.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Atreyu, Beartooth and Escape The Fate as they’re bands we think we have a similar sound to.

5. How has Covid affected what you do as a band?

It held our most recent release (Heart, Mind & Hell) for close to a year as we were unable to film music videos and all the extra parts involved with releasing new music.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Hard Rock/Metal?

There are a lot of great bands out the who have just made it or are about to make it, it’s just difficult for them to get there now with the way the streaming services pay or don’t is more the point.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in the UK?

Again there are some incredible bands coming out of the UK right now, some bands breaking into the album charts.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

It’s a joke to put it frankly.

9. What’s next for Next Stop Olympus?

To play as many shows as we can once we’re allowed to to help push our newest release ‘Heart, Mind & Hell’ as much as possible.

10. Any shoutouts?

First and foremost Danny Devito for just being perfect and anyone we’ve worked with over the course of the process for ‘Heart, Mind & Hell’