1. What does the name 'Sedulus' mean and where does it come from?
The word ‘Sedulous’ was spotted in an exam our singer had at college. We liked the sound of the word and dropped the ‘O’ to give ‘Sedulus’. It means to be dedicated and hard working.
2. How did you guys form and how long have you been together as a group?
We have known each other since high school and a couple of the guys have been friends since even earlier than that! We started playing together during our time in school along with other friends. Playing together as Sedulus in its current form came together when we returned from university in 2005.
3. Where do you get your inspirations from?
Musical inspiration comes from the bands we love; taking elements of the sounds of those bands to mix into what Sedulus has become. For me, I am inspired by bands such as Soundgarden and Kyuss. As a band, we’re big movie fans as well, so there are a few references to our favourite films in the lyrics and song titles.
4. What's the best thing about performing live?
I really love the whole thing of performing our own songs live. It’s always the best to hear the songs at gig volume, and to become surrounded by the sound! When you can see the audience is into it, nodding their heads in appreciation of a riff or section of the song, that’s always such a buzz!
5. Who's your favourite guitarist and why?
That’s a hard question! There are a few players whose style I love; Josh Homme of Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age, and Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains to name a couple, but I’d have to say Kim Thayil from Soundgarden is one of my favourites. His way of playing such erratic solos sounds like it should be so messy, yet it fits perfectly.
6. If you could support any artist alive or dead, who would that be and why?
Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath in the 70s. Why? Because without those two bands, we can safely say that Sedulus and most other heavy rock and metal bands just wouldn’t be here!
7. When can we catch you guys performing next?
We’ll be in Brighton on 12 September at the Green Door Store and the next London show is on 16 September at the Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park. More shows coming up in October and November are listed on our website. Cheers!
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