Category: Interviews

INTERVIEW – TOM WEAVER – CASEY

We caught up with Tom Weaver (Vocals) from Casey to chat about the bands new album, touring and favourite coffee shops? Make sure to check it out below!

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COVE – THROUGH THE LYRICS

Ever wanted to know the process behind Cove and their lyrics? Check out our new feature below!

How do you write them? What is your process either as a band or individually? Have you ever suffered from writer’s block and if so, how did you overcome it?

Normally a rough demo is sent to me and I’ll listen to it on repeat to get the overall vibe of what the song feels like to me. Eventually I’ll start to write lyrics to the demo. Typically I’ll give the guys a theme that I’m writing towards and they’ll write parts of their own and send ideas back and forth. If there’s any lines that fit then they can make their way into the finished product. This way there’s a piece of all of us in each song and it sounds more dimensional to me. Writers block is terrible! I find it mainly happens when trying to write to many songs at once and you’ve not enough to say. Just having a break and changing up the genre I’m listening to tends to help!

What is the lyric you’re proudest of and why?

To pick one lyric is like picking a favourite child! Each song and lyric has its own meaning and headspace. Sometimes the joy is in getting across bluntly what you want and that has amazing impact with the music. Sometimes it’s being discreet and a metaphor encompasses something so perfectly that you couldn’t possibly just get across by talking to someone.

Personally I find performing and lyric writing is an outlet. A way of coping and carrying on without imploding. Therefore I write mostly about times that have been hard or situations regarding losing people close to me and the impact its had. Along with personal battles and problems, even telling myself off sometimes! It’s a great way to stay level headed!

Has anyone ever misheard, perhaps to comedic effect, or misunderstood the intention of your lyrics?

Not as far as I know! Most people don’t always get what I take from them but that doesn’t bother me to much. I’m a strong believer in people taking their own thing from a song or lyrics. It’s about connecting with someone for me. Not telling someone how they should think or feel.

Which of your own lyrics best sums up your band?

.“We twist coincide and collide into nothing”

 If you had to have any lyric tattooed on you, if you don’t already, what would you pick?

“Sleep now under my skin”

What lyric do you wish you’d written and why?

“I am the moon that never shines,

I am the sun that never burns,

Like a match that will never spark.

I am the blackout of the town,

I am a candle that’s blown out,

Like a light with it’s broken switch, your switch.

I am a falling plane in the sky,

I am a shooting star that dies,

Like a plane crash we all pass.

I am train without its tracks,

Or a road without its cars,

Like a vessel without the waves.

Oh electricity, doesn’t flow in me,

And I don’t think that I will wake up.”

(Flood Of Red – Electricity/I Will Not Change) – They just speak to me!

Who are your favourite lyricists or even writers for content such as film, TV or even poetry? What are some of the lines that best connect with you? Do you take influence from that?

Adam Lazzara, Matt Corby, Chris Martin, Flood Of Red, Snow patrol, Norma Jean to name a really select few! I have a diverse taste in music as well as life! What I’m into can literally be dictated by mood. I don’t stick to one genre or artist as I feel the world has so much more to offer.

What are the worst lyrics you’ve ever heard?

“Gucci Gang”

Finally, please sign of with some lyrical words of wisdom…

Never be embarrassed of writing something rubbish. Only you sees the first draft. Just get something down and if it’s terrible it’s not the end of the world. Keep going till your happy. No one will judge you because no one will know!

TRACK BY TRACK – FIGHT FOR FRIDAY – SOMEONE YOU COULD TRUST

Fight For Friday. As their first band, the project began life as an extra-curricular school activity at the tender age of 14, picking a name which “sounded pretty cool. Not so much anymore.” Now seeing the eldest member turn 20, they say:  “We’ve achieved more than we’d initially hoped – playing at huge venues such as Manchester Academy, Fac251; releasing our first EP in 2016 and having toured the UK twice. We are nothing more than a high school band that didn’t stop, carrying on to get to the stage that we are now. It wasn’t the quickest journey but its definitely been the most fun.” With the release of their newest EP on May 11th, FFF give us a little insight into each track on the record…

1 – Life Hits You Hard:

Life Hits You Hard is our take on the fast EP opener as we really wanted to push that high energy sound that we label ourselves with constantly. It was actually the final song that we wrote for this record, with its origins coming from the fact that we desperately wanted to open the EP with a bang. The song came to life from one chord progression in the intro and we really just pushed it out from there. Our plan from the start was to make this song as fast and direct as possible, no messing about with any interludes or build-ups, as we didn’t want to give people a chance to calm down. It’s the epitome of what we are all about.

Recording this song was simple and straightforward, probably because it’s a simple song! We went into the studio knowing exactly what we wanted this track to sound like so there really wasn’t much work that needed putting into getting it record ready.

I wanted there to be a song on this EP that described our journey as a band since we formed as 15/16 year olds around four years ago, so I thought what better song to use to portray our past, present and future than the song that perfectly defines our energetic attitudes. Starting out as school kids it has always felt that bands around us have looked down upon us in the past and not taken us seriously, which is why for the past four years “We’ve got nowhere fast.” We’re still confident on our ability, we’ve been learning and improving together since we formed and now we are at the point where we are happy with our sound, attitudes and where we are hopefully heading, that’s the message of Life Hits You Hard.

We’re unbelievably happy with the outcome of this song, there wasn’t really much that could go wrong with it so it really has had a perfect outcome to us! For any gig goers out there, we’ve been opening all our shows with this song, so brace yourselves!

2- Take it Or Leave it:

This is the oldest song on the record, originally written in mid-2016. This probably affects the fact that Take it Or Leave it is our most raw, thrashy song. Having said that it feels like the writing of this song was a turning point for us as a band, as it marks the transition between our more childish punk vibes into trying to create something more meaningful and intricate. We altered and edited bits of this song a lot over the years, meaning it contains elements of us at our rawest, but also moments of detail that we never had when we first wrote the song. Most of it is loud, angsty and edgy but as the song draws to a close the vibe completely flips as everything stops into a mellow, questioning buildup until the song kicks back in, but instead of the angst and edge, we went for emotional, powerful vibes that completely contradict the first 5 or so minutes of the record.

We really went to town with recording the end of this song. We’d been excited to go crazy and add as many tracks and sound onto the final section for a long time, so it felt good for the ideas we had to come to life. We layered up track after track of different vocal lines and harmonies and got a few bits of gang vocals in there too. We’re really happy with how this turned out, it could have been very sloppy and messy, but luckily with the help of producer Dave Page (White Bear Studios) it came out exactly, if not better than we imagined.

Take it Or Leave it is the breakup song that every pop punk record apparently needs. The lyrics tackle the topic of insensitivity, selfishness and how people can change for the worse without explanation. Hopefully this breakup song doesn’t come across as cheesy and whiney, but rather a more mature, introspective analysis on personalities.

Having so much hope for this song and so much time to plan it out, we were worried that the outcome wouldn’t reach our high expectations. We were blown away by how the finished track sounded, it met every hope we had and more.

We’ve been playing it live for around 2 years now so we know it unbelievably well! Sometimes we feel that this song isn’t our best because we’ve had it for such a long time, but people’s reactions to us performing it remind us that it’s not too bad.

3 – I Feel Bad, But You Should Feel Worse:

The feel good song. This one’s upbeat, catchy and incredibly happy yet somehow its ended up as our heaviest song. We wrote this with the intentions of creating something for people to sing along and have a good time to, which it ended up being for a while. It’s even got a cheesy key change! When we took it into the studio to be recorded, our producer Dave said he didn’t like the key change. We took his advice and somehow ended up changing the tuning from Drop D to Drop C and writing a 30 second breakdown to precede the key change. It’s a really different song to what it was before the studio and it captures all vibes, from singalong to throwing down. Mega EZcore vibes.

The lyrics for this song don’t really mean a huge amount, we just wanted to get people psyched and have a melody to sing to. The chorus really captures that inspiring catchy vibe in our opinion. Memorise those hooks for us.

IFBBYSFW has changed almost completely during its time in the studio and that’s 100% for the better. We’re so glad that this song turned out the way it did, it’s gone from being our least promising tune to our most exciting and out there banger.

4 – Target Practice:

To us, Target Practice is the best and most meaningful song that we’ve ever written. It’s a song that captures our more serious, hard personalities and it’s a song that we can all relate to lyrically and musically. You can expect to find a mellow edge to this song, switching between calm and questioning energy, straight into full on anger driven hooks.

We wrote this song after pondering on different variations of the intro riff for quite a while. When we finally made it to elaborating on the riff we didn’t want to overcomplicate the song into something technical yet unenjoyable. We wanted to find that perfect mix between technicality and simplicity that creates and interesting yet catchy tune. The ending of the song is our first attempt at a real instrumental section, which hopefully shows our more creative edge.

Similar to Life Hits You Hard, the recording of this song was really straightforward, mainly due to the fact that we knew exactly what we wanted to come out of this song and its not really too complicated at all.

The lyrical content of this track talks about how other people can try their best to bring you down when they see you doing well for yourself. Certain people will try anything to ruin your happiness when they don’t have it themselves and you’ve just got to brush it off and show people that you’re better than that and rise above them.

We’re really pleased with how this song has come out. The recording has captured every bit of emotion that we put into the writing of the track and its come out better than anything that we could’ve hoped for. Hopefully people can relate to this song as much as we do and it can be one of those songs that might inspire somebody to do great things with themselves and others around them.

Live, its quite a difficult song to perform! We love to put it last in the set because there’s no better song to finish a show with but that can take its toll as we probably need the most energy to do this song justice. We love playing it though and we can tell that we’ve got a good one in this tune because people seem to be immersed throughout the 3 or so minutes that it lasts.

5 – Headache:

There was no song better to end the EP than Headache. Its our anthemic, emotional song and it’s a massive contrast to the vibe at the start of the EP. Our nickname for it is ‘Sad Song’, because that’s what it is, a sad song. Having said that it still contains all the catchiness and high energy attitude that we contain.

We wrote this song just after the news of Chester Bennington’s death, so when I sat down to write the lyrics for the track, that was the main thing on my mind. It got me thinking introspectively and how other people’s actions can affect somebody massively, especially when there’s nobody around to listen to you and give you that helping hand that is needed.

Recording this song, we tried a couple of things that are unique to this song. We double tracked each guitar with an acoustic guitar part to add thickness and depth to the sound, which we think worked really well. The bridge section of this song came together whilst we were in the studio. The section felt quite empty and boring to us so we wanted to add another dimension to the song. Luckily in the studio was a piano so we made full use of that. The melody that we played throughout the bridge is a variation of one of the beginning riffs that also closes the song, acting as a little theme for the song.

Once again, we’re so happy with how this track turned out. It sounds so huge, which we were aiming for because if the track was slightly sloppy or weak it just wouldn’t have worked. Again, we have only David Page to thank for the amazing job that he’s done on every track of this record to help them reach their full potential.

INTERVIEW – HAIL THE HATTER

Always wanted to learn the A-Z of Trinidad rock & roll band Hail The Hatter? Well now you can! We asked the band the A-Z interview, this is what they said…

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:

I’ll take the lead on this. It’s gotta be Crazy Train. From the opening “All Abooaaarrdddd” the blood starts pumping and then it takes off!

Best Experience While On Tour:

Well we are now planning our first tour, so please everyone reading this if you like our music post on our facebook wall where you are from so we can come make some memories with you.

Cover you would really like to do?

Mmm Bop by Hanson, definitely!

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

Well depends what you mean by deep. We have one song (A.O.A.U.) that’s about a woman that uses her body to get what she wants. “Bone Grin” is about a friend that can lie to your face and hide it perfectly, and “White Walls” is about a mental patient fighting the voices in his head. But I guess from a traditional point of view the title track from our E.P. Discovering Light may be the deepest. To write that song our singer tapped into the feelings he had from a bad break up to write it. The song is about finding the strength to move on after a break up and realising your self-worth. It’s about Discovering your own light.

Easiest Song You Wrote:

Our first song “Bone Grin” came to us pretty easily, and is also the song that most exemplifies the sound of the band. It’s almost like it was a gift from the Metal Gods!

Favourite album/single/EP you have released:

We are on our first E.P. Discovering Light, and we are extremely proud of it. So proud in fact that we are giving it away free right now on our website. Please go download it free at http://www.hailthehatter.com

Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played:

We are about to play a show to earn a spot at Wacken Open Air 2018. So we think our greatest show is ahead of us. But if any booking agents are reading this, hit us up!

Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

So far the best moment has to be holding our album in our hands for the first time. It was a lifelong dream fulfilled.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:

Aaron our bassist is a real life Hobbit!

Jokes You Have In The Band:

That Aaron is a real life Hobbit.

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song:

We always kick it off with “Bone Grin”. It starts the energy of the set exactly where we need it and we don’t let up from there. We make a statement with the first song. The party has begun.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:

Well we are from a small island so not very far, but we are ready to travel the world, and be the first band to play on Uranus.

Movie That Best Represents The Band:

It’s a mixture between Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Silence of the Lambs.

New Band You’d Recommend:

Really digging Avatar and Greta Van Fleet these days. Code Orange is also awesome.

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:

Even though they are now retired. Opening for Black Sabbath would be the dream. But opening for those new guys in Greta Van Fleet would be a really good fit for us. A good old fashioned raunchy rock show.

Place You’d Most Like To Tour:

Anywhere that juices are flowing from the metal gods and we get to daily do battle on stage/metal battle grounds.

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers:

All I wanna do is oooma zoom zoom zoom in ya boom boom boom.

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release:

The title came from a combination of the artwork and our most elaborate song. The artwork developed organically and by the time it was done, and the recording was done we realized not only was “Discovering Light” the most elaborate song in the set but that the artwork perfectly symbolised it.

See Us Live At:

Bring us to your town!!!

The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band:

“Bone Grin” is our genesis in every way. It was written the first night we sat together to even see if we would gel as a band.

Unusual Merchandise:

We are working on a branded fondue set, cause who doesn’t like melted cheese?

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:

We would really like to add a full orchestra and choir to some of our songs like “White Walls” and “Discovering Light”. Maybe one day we will.

Worst Experience On Tour:

Hasn’t happened yet, but getting an upset stomach on stage is a pretty real nightmare

X-rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries:.

We all suffer from a severe case of bleeding ear drums and rock fever.

Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played:

We played a show in a local club where we brought in a cellist and other additional instruments and really put it all on the line and it went great.

Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band:

Hyena, definitely Hyena

TRACK BY TRACK – CROSSING THE LIMITS – PERSEVERANCE

Launching from Norwich, pop-punks Crossing The Limits will release their debut EP ‘Perseverance’ on 6th April 2018. Rachael Holland, the vocalist for the newcomers, sets the scene: “Its about walking through the storm. Life gets rough, but you have to keep going. You can’t just sit there in your rut and give up, you have to persevere through set backs to grow.” Having recently put out their debut video, ‘Won’t Settlehere, Holland is keen to give a further insight into what can be expected, so read on for her track by track breakdown….

Won’t Settle:

This track is pop with an edge, it’s happy, bright sounding, upbeat and catchy. Lyrically, I wrote the song about a girl I had dated. I was really into her and she was the first person I’d liked for a while after coming out of a bad break up. Our chemistry was undeniable but we weren’t on the same page. She was emotionally disconnected, and anytime I’d try and confront her about it she’d just run away. It’s hard letting go of someone that you care about, but if you’re not getting the same respect in return, you have to put yourself first and don’t settle for what isn’t making you happy. The main chorus riff was the first part written, and the rest of the song came together fairly quickly after that. It was the first song we recorded and finished all the way through for Perseverance, and really set the sound for the whole EP. It changed a lot over the recording process, but the outcome was even better than we had imagined. It’s been a mainstay of the live set, and it’s always fun to play live.

2. Predictable:

What you can expect from this track is fun, bouncy, punchy, and a whole lot of attitude! This was the last song written before we entered the studio. We were struggling to choose the last song to take with us, and Tom came up with the chorus riff in the practice room and the rest was history! The guitar parts both share lead duties on this song, so it’s fun to do duelling guitars when we play it live. It’s got that classic pop punk party vibe to it. It’s a good one to get the crowd involved and out of the comfort zone. The inspiration for the lyrics of this song came to me when I was in a bad mood, I was tired of seeing everyone around me giving up on things that they loved to do, just to fall in line with everyone else. I feel like people lose themselves because they decide to do what they’re expected to do, rather than what they want to do. People can sometimes make our dreams and goals feel unachievable, and if we believe them and don’t listen to ourselves, we’re letting ourselves down and destroying our own dreams. You have to do what makes you happy no matter what anybody thinks.

3. Reverse:

This started as two songs that Tom merged the chords together to. Tom and I spent a while messing around with the structure as I was writing the lyrics alongside it, which really helped develop the song as a whole. The song didn’t change too much in the studio, but all the additional riffs and synth parts really added to the sound and it came out amazing! It’s great live, as it’s one of those songs that has a big, beefy sound, but also has some nice stops and starts in it to give everyone a burst of energy. Lyrically the song was inspired by a really bad heartbreak I’d been through, how for a long time after me and this person had broken up I was living in reverse in my head, thinking about us and the memories constantly, I was torturing myself.  This song is really me making peace with all of that. I hope someone can relate to this song and can find some kind of comfort in it.

4. Chaos:

You can expect mellow, hopeful, and uplifting from this song. We wanted to write a song that had a picky lead, and this is what turned out. Adding the thrashing power chords underneath give the song a real relentless feel. It was fun to record this one in the studio, as a lot of the structure was changed about to make parts of it snappier. Live the song is great to throw in the middle of the set to ease it down for a minute. give our crowd

a break from all the energy with the mellow verses but the chorus is pretty full on so they don’t get off that easy!  Lyrically the song really comes from a place of feeling lost but still having a hope that things will be alright. You can really think you’ve got it all figured out sometimes, and then the floor gets pulled from

under your feet and you’re back at square one. All you can do is rebuild from where you are. It’s a reminder to anyone who feels lost to keep it moving, you’ll find your way again and you’ll start to understand why

some things have to fall apart.

5. My Own Way:

What you can expect from this song is a fast, upbeat, happy track! This is the oldest song out of all of them on Perseverance. It actually started as a slow acoustic song, and we changed the main part to be distorted and a lot quicker. It’s got more of a rock feel than a lot of the other tracks, and almost a double rhythm effect on the verse guitars which really fill out the sound. It didn’t change too much in recording, besides adding lots of background vocals and the sound of the drums in the breakdown, but it came out sounding great. It’s a great song to play live, as there’s lots of challenging drums on the track. This song always seems to go down well with the crowd, it gets everybody moving! Lyrically the song is about not being afraid to walk alone. I wrote it about when my last band had called it a day, I’d put so much of myself into that band and was really good friends with the people in it. I felt truly lost and disheartened when it was over, but I knew I wasn’t done. I wasn’t about to stay in that miserable rut I was in so I pulled myself together and started from the bottom. It’s the last track on the EP and the last line in the song is “It’s almost like I believe in me again” which really feels fitting as its the place I got to after persevering through it all.

INTERVIEW – EVERYONE AND ANYONE

Rhyl pop-punk band Everyone And Anyone are set to head to the studio this April to record their forthcoming release. We had the chance to get E&A’s input on their planned recording process and what listeners can expect!

Heya! Could you give us a little introduction as to who you are and what you do in the band?

Rob: Yo yo I’m Rob and I sing and play bass in the band.

Gary: Sup I’m Gary I sing and play guitar in Everyone and Anyone

Scott: I’m Scott and I play lead guitar

Aaron: My name’s Aaron and I play drums in E&A

You’re planning to head into the studio in April to record a new EP! Can you tell us bit about the plans for that?

Scott: yeah we head to The Ranch in Southampton on April 15th to record. Really looking forward to it!

Aaron: things are sounding colossal

Rob: fantastic word colossal well played mate.

Gary: In terms of writing I wouldn’t really say there was that much planning because the writing process is always on going for me so it’s really just been a case of the band putting our heads together and making the drivel I write in my bedroom into real songs.

You will be working with Neil Kennedy on this new release, what is it about his work that drew you to want to record with him?

Rob: the first big show we ever played was with Creeper and we were chatting to Will who sings in that band and he was telling us about Neil and The Ranch and that it would be a sick match for what we were looking to do so when we knew we were heading back out to record we looked into it

Gary: in a nutshell the guy produces bangers!

Scott: for me it has to be his involvement with the Creeper and Boston Manor records. Heavily into Boston Manor me

Aaron: Neil’s production is fantastic, he also worked on Lizzy Farrall’s EP which bangs

This will also be your newest material since ‘A Page From A Journal’. How do you feel you have evolved as a band since its release?

Scott: we’ve definitely had a good year since that EP came out supporting Reel Big Fish and Anti Flag at the Ritz in Manchester gave us a real insight into the big leagues and it was surreal.

Rob: yeah we got to play some real cool shows with sick bands since APFAJ came out. A highlight for me was playing at the other end of the country in places we’d never been to before and having people sing my lyrics back at me on stage. Absolute madness that.

Aaron: we evolved into a Charizard!

Gary: as for the evolution of our music I personally wanted to create a middle ground between our last 2 EP’s but this third one has definitely evolved into its own beast

Are there any things you will be doing differently this time compared to the recording of ‘A Page From A Journal?

Rob: A big difference for me is that in the past we’ve released all our music on a diy basis but we’re actually gonna be working with other people to put this record out which is super exciting. It’s cool to have somebody hear what you’re creating and be pumped on it and want to get on board.

Gary: there’s also the line up change but we’ve fallen on solid ground so we’re more than ready to smash out the bangers.

Aaron: real everything recorded live!

Scott: yeah we absolutely loved working with Dann (bae) on our last ep and he taught me loads of nifty guitar tricks but it’ll be cool to get back into a big studio again and get that big studio feel.

Will you be creating any studio diaries documenting the recording/producing process of the new EP?

Rob: Ya damn right we will!

Gary: expect the regular updates vlogs etc

Rob: we wanna get some live streams on the go too there’s a lot of downtime when you’re not recording your own parts so expect bants in an abundance

Scott: we’ve got a bunch of go pros and stuff so it’d be a morale sin not to like

Aaron: Mario Kart tournaments and me talking about hip hop probably

Rob: we’re basically going on a little group holiday I’m taking my slider flip flops and everything I’ll be rocking the old sock and slides for the entirety of our time there.

Are there any hints or clues you can give to fans about what any of your demos sound like?

Gary: up tempo pop punk as you’d expect from us but we’ve got some new tricks up our sleeves

Rob: it’s basically what you’d expect from us but it’s had a 10 minute caffeine power nap and it’s ready to bench press a medium sized car

Scott: jumpy and aggressive sums it up quite nicely

Aaron: everyone’s upped their game the demos sound sick!

To all the new and old fans you’ve acquired, is there anything you would like to say to them?

Gary: please lower your expectations haha jkzzzz cheers you guys are all sick

Aaron: thanks to everyone old and new there’s nothing better than hearing your positive feedback and hearing you sing along at shows, love ya

Scott: mainly thank you for listening and following us it means a lot to us to see people excited for our future and singing lyrics back to us in places we’ve never been before it’s something I’ll never forget.

Rob: Like the rest of the boys said cheers for sticking around, ya rule! It’s been a cool ride so far but we’re 100% just getting started the best is definitely still yet to come!

Scott: And don’t forget to vote for us for the Slam Dunk Festival competition we’re running a giveaway on our Facebook page check it out for some free stuff!

INTERVIEW – PATIENT SIXTY SEVEN

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: 

Declan: Not going to lie, for me back in the day it was definitely early All that remains, perhaps the song Six or The air that I breathe.

Rory: Parkway Drive’s first album; Killing With A Smile, that pretty much introduced me to this sort of music.

Best Experience While On Tour: 

Declan: We havent quite been on ‘tour’ as of yet –  however my greatest experience whilst getting around playing shows would be just being able to go and play at venues all around the state which is an adventure on its own.

Rory: While I haven’t been on tour yet, a highlight moment was playing with Fit For A King a few years back.

Cover you would really like to perform?

Declan: Something by In Hearts Wake, Afterglow comes to mind straight away

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

Rory: I’d say The Void, as it really accurately depicts a mindset that I’ve commonly found myself in.

Easiest Song You Wrote: 

Declan: If by easiest you mean the most simple then definitely disclosure off our new EP. We wanted to keep it simple, yet hard hitting.

Rory: Chromatic by To Catch A Fox, my old band, was the easiest song, it pretty much came together by itself.

Favourite album/single/EP you have released: 

Declan: As we have our new EP out personally my favourite song is Selfless off Four Walls, I feel it captures our sound perfectly.

Rory: Four Walls of course!

Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played: 

Declan: We played a festival a couple years back that was to raise money for the bushfires that happened. Over 20+ bands volunteered to play this show and it was an incredible day.

Rory: I played Hyperfest a couple of years back, despite almost dying from the heat, it was one of the most fun shows I’ve ever played.

Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

Declan: Probably at our old EP launch, we had an incredible turn out, lots of my family and friends attended and there was a lot of energy at the show and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out.

Rory: Seeing all our hard work we put into this EP finally paying off.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: 

Declan: Our singer Tom really loves to get around a good fish taco.

Rory: Our guitarist Declan always rocks up to jams with a different/new car.

Jokes You Have In The Band: 

Declan: Hahaha we always have a lot of banter when we are together, i’d say a good running joke within the band is about our love for chicken tenders

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: 

Declan: We open with the opening track of our EP which is Selfless, we feel it builds up well and is good to kick things off.

Rory: Selfless, as its a perfect introduction to what we’re all about.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show: 

Declan: Although it doesn’t sound far, I travelled from Joondalup to fremantle for a show in peak hour.

Movie That Best Represents The Band: 

Declan: Shutter Island I would have to say as we are named after a reference from the film

Rory: Shutter Island, our name is derived from that movie after all.

New Band You’d Recommend: 

Declan: Our pals in Displacement just released their debut EP definately worth a listen

Rory: While not a ‘new’ band, I’ll always recommend Architects to people.

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:

Declan: Parkway drive, nuff said.

Rory: Anyone who wants a gig, we love discovering and playing with new bands.

Place You’d Most Like To Tour: 

Declan: With our sound it would be fantastic to be able to tour North America.

Rory: Basically anywhere!

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers: 

Declan: I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release: 

Declan: Tom named our EP Four Walls to symbolise the feeling of being trapped in the same place.

See Us Live At: 

Declan: Amplifier Bar on the 16th of March for our Ep launch!

Rory: Catch us at a local Perth show near you soon!

The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band:

Declan: Waaaaay back in the day, would have been our debut single Gustavo Bling.

Rory: As P67, the first song we would have played from this EP would have been Selfless, if I recall.

Unusual Merchandise:

Declan: We have discussed a P67 shower curtain

Rory: We don’t really have anything unusual, but if we did, it’d definitely be booty shorts. Unisex of course.

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:

Declan: We would be interested for sure at some possible acoustic covers.

Worst Experience On Tour: 

Declan: Once we got cut short after 10 mins of playing because the previous band played over their set by 20 mins. Incredibly frustrating.

Rory: We’ve all had shows where we’ve been cut off because one of the other bands overplayed, or took too long. That sucks, and it happens every now and then

X-rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries:.

Declan: Ummm, not so much myself but I believe I gave Tom a scar for life after I hit him with my guitar on stage by accident.

Rory: I have a habit of cutting my hands at work in the days leading up to a big show, so I’m always paranoid about that.

Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played: 

Declan: The Festival for the bushfires was the most fun I’ve had at a show! Such a good day.

Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band:

Declan: Definitely any sort of large water dwelling mammal as we are known to wade in shallow water.

Rory:  I’d say a lemur. I’m not exactly sure why, but its fitting in my mind.