My Music DNA: Jay Price & Matt Davies from Super Marine

South Wales alt-rock quartet SUPER MARINE new single Don’t Say Goodbye is released on May 21st across all digital formats with digital distribution by Distrokid. The new single is the band’s first new music since their last release in July 2020, Long Walk Home, a track which gained strong airplay across the UK, US, Canada, Australia and beyond, alongside playlisting on multiple stations, and earned the band a live session with BBC Radio’s Janice Long.

Don’t Say Goodbye is the band’s first acoustic release and showcases their ability to write songs in a variety of styles while retaining key musical elements unique to their sound.

Formed in 2019 and hailing from the town of Blackwood, Super Marine feature Rhys Davis (Vocals/Guitar), Matt Davies (Guitar), Sophie Jayne Bryan (Bass/Vocals), and Jay Price (Drums). With regular support via streaming and airplay across the globe, and a nomination for best band in the 2020 Cardiff Music Awards, SUPER MARINE have cemented themselves as one of the UK’s must see bands.

Don’t Say Goodbye is the new single release from Super Marine

Today Jay and Matt chat to Andy Howells about their music inspirations.

Jay Price (Drums)

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

I was a huge Green Day fan growing up and was a little bit obsessed with them around the time I started having drum lessons. The first song I learned to play on drums was Know Your Enemy so I’d probably go with that one.

What was the first single/download you bought?

Does Busted count? I had all their singled and albums as 6/7 year old kid and they were also the first band I saw live.

What was the first album you owned?

That would have been Busted’s first album, but I also remember having Nickelback’s For All The Right Reasons fairly early on. Some of my earliest memories are jumping on my band listening to these two albums, pretending I was a Rockstar.

What’s your constant go to track?

Learn To Fly by the Foo’s. Anyone who knows me knows that’s my favourite track and it’s possibly the only song I can never skip.

What’s your constant go to album?

Now this is a tough one. I’ve got more of a top 10 list that I listen to on rotation! Albums by bands like Nothing But Thieves, Royal Republic, Foo Fighters, Oasis and more.

Who’s your latest music discovery?

Two of my favourite ‘new’ bands that I’ve really got into over the past year or two are Nothing But Thieves and Lower Than Atlantis. NBT have got such a unique sound and are a fantastic band. LTA just have albums full of bangers and their drummer Eddy Thrower has a unique style that I’ve took a lot of inspiration from in my own playing.

What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?

It’s hard to say really. I think all of our music is a great representation of who we are as musicians and as people. My favourite Super Marine track changes constantly but at the moment I’d go with a track called Lost At Sea, one of the many that have been written during the past year and it’s one that I hope we’ll get to record and release soon.

Super Marine return with a new acoustic flavoured single – Don’t Say Goodbye
Matt Davies (Guitar)

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

Buck Rogers by Feeder. My dad would play the Singles album in the car when I was younger and that was probably one of my earliest memories of proper guitar music.

What was the first single /download you bought?

The first single I downloaded was Up All Night by Blink 182. I was so excited for the release of that new album and it’s still one of the only singles I’ve ever bought.

What was the first album you owned?

The first album I bought was Meteora by Linkin Park. That album was my introduction to heavier music and is still one of my all time favourites.

What’s your constant go-to track?

My go-to track for the last couple of years has been In A Big Country by Big Country. I just can’t be in a bad mood listening to that song and Stuart Adamson’s guitar sound will always be one of the best!

What’s your constant go-to album?

Anything by Linkin Park, Blink 182, Big Country, Bruce Springsteen or Feeder. Put in any of those albums and I’ll be more than happy!

Who’s your latest music discovery?

I’ve really been getting into some of the American punk bands from the 80s. Particularly Fugazi and Sonic Youth. I’ve always loved British punk music but never properly tapped into what they were doing across the pond. Loving it!

What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?

I’m going to say Half Life. It’s a track of ours that’s currently unreleased but will be on our upcoming EP. I feel like it captures my main guitar influences such as Tom Delonge and Johnny Marr. It’s a super fun song to play too. I can help but bounce when we play that one!

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