Over the years, contending with eleven separate members moving in and out of the country, as well as pressure from capricious government regulations, they experienced a flurry of roster changes. The band’s first live show was in April 2012, with a pair of live EPs released independently before 2014 when they issued the five-track Slip and Fall EP. Featuring a bloody delivery reminiscent of Kvelertak, Every Time I Die, and Trap Them, Slip and Fall was quickly followed by the one-off single “Poisoned Minds” later that summer.
A split 7” with Russian hardcore brethren Broken Fist dropped in January 2015. As SYG continued to tour in mainland China, they found their way to sweaty stages in Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur. In the summer of 2016, they released their follow-up EP, Full Blast, with country wide shows and festival appearances. 2017 saw SYG’s first full-length debut, Hungry Crows, followed by a small China tour and a 5,000+ km tour across Russia. In 2018 they continued to headline festivals in China, touring with Cancer Bats and co-headlining Silence Festival in Nepal.
SYG started off 2019 strong with two Canadian tours and then hitting Schoolhouse Studios for three weeks in Canada with producer Scott Middleton, where they recorded their (yet to be released) 2nd full length LP.
Musicwebzine – Hi there, first of all, tell us something about the band
Spill Your Guts – Although none of us are Chinese, we’ve been based in China since 2010 – which is where we’ve all called home up until pretty recently. It’s rare to find such a diverse group of people in such a small group, but it really helped us as a band to explore sounds, parts of the world, and cultures. With Canadian, Russian, and Scottish upbringings we’ve definitely found the melting pot of what we all love with Spill Your Guts.
Musicwebzine – Which is the main theme of your album ?
Spill Your Guts – ‘The Wrath It Takes’ really takes the listener through a theme of personal liberation from many things we’ve all had to go through during our time writing the album, and our struggles to overcome all of that. Divorce, separation, government control, deportation – we’ve been through a lot as a band and this is in a way of sorts our journal being spelt out for the listener.
Musicwebzine – What about the cover and the title of your album ?
Spill Your Guts – The cover tries to encapsulate the chaotic feelings we’ve had around life while writing this album, with a nod to the complexity of sounds we’ve tried to create for the listener. Plus, we love Baroque art!
Musicwebzine – Which bands has influenced your sound ?
Spill Your Guts – Kvelertak, Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats, Trap Them, Turbonegro, All Pigs Must Die, and anything else you want to bang your head to.
Musicwebzine – Do you think you can still live only on music?
Spill Your Guts – Like most bands, we’ve never been able to fully sustain ourselves on music. It’s the dream of course, but while continuing to pursue that we all have jobs to be able to keep fueling our passion as a band.
Musicwebzine – That’s all!! Greet our readers with a message!
Spill Your Guts – Hope you enjoy listening to our latest album! We’ve really poured everything we have into it, so appreciate any and all feedback from anyone who takes the time to listen 🙂