We have caught up with Chasing Dragons, an upcoming rock and metal band from Leeds, to talk about their debut album Faction out Friday 5th October!

Are you looking forward to the release of your debut album ‘Faction’?

Of course! This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and development for us.. we’re so excited for it to finally be out there!

What is your inspiration behind the new album?

Quite a lot of different areas actually… sociological issues, morality, mortality, and a little of the classic sex, drugs and rock and roll!!

Were there any challenges when writing or recording the album?

Too many to list..! Each step can be as challenging or rewarding and the next and we spent as much time overcoming the difficult logistics of independently releasing an album as we did actually writing it!!

Where did your inspiration come from for the ‘Like Gravity’ video?

Hmmmm.. well that particular track is about holding on to that one anchor that keeps you grounded in life. That thing that makes it worth it, that gives you purpose. That’s what we tried to embody within the video. We took the concept and ran with it…

Is ‘Like Gravity’ a good indicator of what the rest of the album will be like?

Yes! And no… this album is full of surprises and each song differs to the next. “Like Gravity” is one of the heavier tracks of our album but certain themes within it trend through some of the other songs.

How do you feel about the upcoming UK tour you have scheduled?

Like we can’t wait to get back on the road! We’re so stoked to play our album to all our fans who helped make it happen.

Is there a date on your upcoming UK tour you are particularly looking forward to?

All of them of course.. but our hometown show is always off the hook.

What are your hopes for the rest of the year?

This tour and a couple of other dates then we’ll be hibernating for the winter and working on even more new material.