Read below as Die So Fluid attempt our A-Z interview…
A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:
Adam and the Ants singles Ant Music, Stand and Deliver and Prince Charming definitely
Best Experience While On Tour:
Besides the great experience of playing live shows it’s really cool when crazy stuff happens like chatting to Gene Simmons in the entrance to Hooters, visiting Graceland on a day off in Memphis, voodoo houses in New Orleans, having Bernie Shaw from Uriah Heep come to your show, exploring and hanging out with friends we’ve made around the world in their home towns…
Cover you would really like to do?
Manic Depression rocks hard and is full of soulful yearning.
Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:
Drew and I worked together on the lyrics to the title track of our album:
“How many versions of the truth
demand faith without proof
and murder unity
before it bears its fruit.”
Easiest Song You Wrote:
Some songs kind of write themselves, Happy Halloween did that.
Favourite album/single/EP you have released:
One Bullet From Paradise. https://diesofluid.bandcamp.com/music I like the single Bittersweet cus it’s so fun and sassy.
Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played:
One time we played Hard Rock Hell and we were having a tough time touring in heavy snow, but we made it, played a phenomenal set, and a fan who became a great friend brought all his ingredients with him and made us curry in his cabin that night. It’s a great memory of a fun night, great festival, great friends, great times.
Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:
My happiest band moments are always when I’m lost in the music and I’m deeply connected to everything and everyone.
Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:
I’m a certified yoga instructor and reiki practitioner.
Jokes You Have In The Band:
We have a lot of stoopid in- jokes that would make no sense unless you were there at their birth. We shared a bunch of silly music references especially Al who would throw in comedy backing vocals and song lyrics. It’s one of the things I miss most about him, he was a very funny man. I should add that he tragically passed away when we were about to record our latest album. Our friend Justin from Skinny Puppy stepped in and played on some tracks and mixed some too.
Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song:
Bitterness by Discipline
Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:
I guess 6000 miles to play the US starting in AZ, but I live in LA now so it’s all relative.
Movie That Best Represents The Band:
Lost Boys? Vampire films have the best symbolism and hey we’re a gang that will live forever in our music.
New Band You’d Recommend:
Ultraphonix- George Lynch’s new thing with Corey from Living Color.
Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:
Place You’d Most Like To Tour:
Australia and Japan.
Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers:
Remember, true strength is not found in the stone, but in the water that shapes the stone”
Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release:
The album is called ‘One Bullet From Paradise’ and the title questions the dogma that has been warped into a tool to embolden soldiers. It was inspired by an essay from a journalist embedded in the wars in Daesh.
See Us Live At:
The Lexington, London UK, November 11.
The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band:
Something off the first album – we really only play originals.
We have a cool baseball shirt available at https://diesofluid.bandcamp.com/merch featuring the unusually brilliant artwork of Dan Schaffer, creator of Dogwitch.
Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:
A lounge version of Kiss The Floor. We heard something in the background of an old Bettie Page burlesque dvd that sounded just like it!
Worst Experience On Tour:
Take you pick between getting electrocuted by a mic with ungrounded wiring, sleeping in a rat infested backstage bunker or on the floor of an airport with delayed flights…it’s all part of the rich tapestry of tour life.
X -rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries:.
I had to have a hip X-ray after falling down a 6 ft hole at the back of the stage in the dark. It was the end of the set in Leeds, I managed to clamber out to play the encore with tears in my eyes. Adrenalin is an amazing thing.
Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played:
Sold out hometown London show at Dingwalls. Amazing energy and atmosphere.
Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band:
Rhino! They’re built so fierce but beautiful and unique. Please check out my friend’s cause, there’s some awesome photos there too. http://www.pedalingagainstpoaching.com