EMQ’s With GIANT WALKER

EMQ’s With GIANT WALKER


Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQs, this time with UK Based Heavy Progressive Rockers, Giant Walker. Huge thanks to them all for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hey, we’re Giant Walker and we play Heavy Progressive Rock.  We’ve been playing music together since 2015, but Giant Walker was born a mere few months ago, as a rebirth of one of our previous projects.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were brainstorming different band names for months before we settled on Giant Walker.  In the end, Jordan (bass) was looking at mythical creatures and from that inspiration, imagined a giant being walked by a little child and so ‘Giant Walker’ was created!

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re all from Newcastle, UK, but ¾ of the band now live in the South of England.  I’d say Newcastle has a quite lot of rock and metal fans but unfortunately, doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of funding and infrastructure as South and London.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest single, ‘Optophobia’ was released on the 3rd of December, and followed our debut single, ‘The Fact in Fiction’ which came out on the 15th of October!

Who have been your greatest influences?

We obviously all have our own different inspirations, but collectively we’d say Soundgarden, Karnivool, Queens of the Stone Age, Deftones, The Contortionist, Radiohead, Tool, Big Wreck, Rage Against the Machine.

What first got you into music?

Everyone in the band grew up in households where music was and still is a big deal, so that’s definitely had a big influence on us pursuing music. We all chased that cathartic feeling you get when you find a new song that you really connect with, and this adds so much detail to the memories you have when you think back to being a kid.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

That’s super tough, but we’d probably have to say Josh Homme – we’re a big fan of his work and also because he has such a distinct sound, it would be really interesting to write with him and see how the styles would work together.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Probably Download, because it’s one of the – if not the most – iconic rock festivals in the UK, so definitely one that you idealise playing as a kid.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

No gifts

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Bring gifts 😉

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chris Cornell

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Being a musician means you have the ability to create something that captures exactly how you feel at any given moment in time, which is pretty cool, as then when you’re old and unable to function you have your life documented in sound.  In terms of what we hate – it’s expensive AF!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

One of the worst things about the music industry, in general, is just the fact that because you enjoy it, people expect you to do it for free when you still need to make a living.  So, we’d say making sure artists are actually paid a decent percentage for music streaming.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Soundgarden – “Superunknown”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

CDs

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Well, very depressingly, we haven’t actually played a gig as Giant Walker because of the shenanigans of the past year and a half!!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Jamie – Skateboarding and doing generally nothing productive with my life

Alex – Fuck knows! My other passion is cooking, so maybe a chef…

Jordan – Hard to say as by about 4 years old, I knew I only wanted to play music.  But before that, I wanted to be a fireman so… that?

Steff – I’d like to think I’d still be creating something in some sense, so perhaps some kind of digital art…  Or maybe like, organising music events. Who knows!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ozzy Osbourne, Gordon Ramsay, Jack Black, Louis Theroux and probs our mate, Lewis… it would be rude to leave him out.

What’s next for the band?

More singles on the way and some live shows (fiiiiinally)!!!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Facebook – www.facebook.com/giantwalker

Instagram – www.instagram.com/giantwalkerband

Website – www.giantwalker.co.uk

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE2MMmggMfXKtSxHVv2iMA

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They are a cake masquerading as a biscuit.  But ultimately, a cake – clues in the name 😉

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks Ever Metal for having us!  And to all those reading, thanks for listening!  We’re just getting started, so stay tuned!

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EMQ’s With 4 KINGS

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EMQ’s With 4 KINGS

Hi everyone. Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with German Heavy/ Thrash Metallers, 4 Kings. Huge thanks to their vocalist, Seth, For taking part.  

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I´m Seth, I do the singing, growling and screaming and I founded the band “4 KINGS” with guitar player Martin back in 2015.

How did you come up with your band name?

In the beginning we were 4 musicians and we felt like quite a good band, like 4 Kings are a pretty good hand in poker.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We come from different countries and are now located in the Cologne area, which was quite busy in metal before corona.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our last release after the 2018 Album “Vicious, Weird and Wild” was “The 2021 EP”, released in October 2021.

Who have been your greatest influences?

All members of the band have different influences such as the classic 80`s thrash bands, Progressive metal, Black and Death metal up to Hardcore, Metalcore and Deathcore.

I personally keep developing musically and stay openminded.

What first got you into music?

I was deeply influenced by my father and my uncle, so I started listening to Classics and Jazz when I was very young. My singing career began at the age of 4.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

I personally can imagine working with a lot of musicians. I´m always curious…

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I would choose the W:O:A. That is where you reach most of the audience.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Our female fans are always throwing bras on the stage…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Stay metal and support your local bands!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chuck Schuldiner

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I can share my love with friends and fans, but I hate being disrespected by non-musicians.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Stop silly casting shows and the regime of money.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Blackwater Park”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

I love Vinyl! Best sound ever!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Metal Colonia Fest.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Traveling.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Nikola Tesla, Charles Manson, Mahatma Gandhi, Gaius Julius Caesar, and Charles Darwin.

What’s next for the band?

Survive corona to play shows for everybody.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Spotify and FB.
https://www.facebook.com/4Kings.metal/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

None of it. They´re drugs.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I would like to thank you for your interest and your support.

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EMQS with THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON

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EMQS with THEY WATCH US FROM THE MOON

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with USA Operatic Space Doom band, They Watch Us from The Moon. Huge thanks to their Guitarist, Shane Thirteen, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Shane Thirteen. I play guitar and I write most of the songs and lyrics. The band started in summer of 2017. We just started as a weekend hobby band that made noise. After a few songs came
together, we realized we have a really cool sound. We put out an EP that was really a demo in March or 2020. We released it on bandcamp and it made the rounds in the Doom scene, and we came out number 30 on the Doom Charts in March of 2020.
https://doomcharts.com/2020/04/01/doom-charts-march-2020/


How did you come up with your band name?

We started under a different name. After about a year we realized the band was changing into a psychedelic stoner doom band. We came upon the name after searching for a project name for a demo. After realizing the name alone was too attractive to be just an EP title we became… THEY WATCH US FROM… THE MOON!

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Lawrence Kansas USA.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We released a brand new single ‘Return To Earth’ on 12/10/21. Then another single before our album release in the spring of 2022. Moon Doom! is currently available on Bandcamp. https://theywatchusfromthemoon.bandcamp.com/

Who have been your greatest influences?

David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Dead Boys, Kyuss, Sleep. Clutch and Fu Mancu to name a few. I got to be in bands back in the 90’s and early 2000’s that were fortunate enough to open for Clutch and Kyuss. I saw Sleep open for Hawkwind in 93 ish and I was hooked on Stoner metal from there on out.

What first got you into music?


I liked rocker chicks and rocker chicks dig rock and roll dudes. LOL!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Bill Fisher from Church of the Cosmic Skull. I love that band. I think he is clicking on the same idea we are. Smartly constructed concept rock with pop sensibilities and an edgy feel and sound. Love the imagery they use and the way they use the concept to explore the brand. Brilliant!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Waken Open Air. It is one of the biggest in the world! Sounds like a blast!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Pictures of a fan that passed away.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Aliens are real. It is egotistical to think out of all the billions of stars ours is the only one with intelligent life on it.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

David Bowie. The Star Man. He was a genius and I miss him terribly in the world.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I love expressing the story in concept and lyrics. I often hide life and love experiences within the lyrics and relate them to storyline and characters. But the best thing of all is having someone tell you the music speaks to their heart. The only thing I hate about it is that there aren’t more hours in the day to do it.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I would make it so at least one local band opens every touring act’s show in a city. No matter what the level there would need to be a local artist on the bill.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Blues For The Red Sun” by Kyuss. I know it forward and backward.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

The way of the world right now is Downloads for most. Vinyl for the hip and cool. I’m cool with what anyone needs to get what they need from the music.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We opened for Wo Fat and COVEN at the Harvest of Doom Fest in October before Covid hit. Amazing show!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Mumbling incoherently on a street corner with a tin cup and a puppy.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Cheetah Chrome, Tony Iommi, Robert Smith, Roger Waters, and Mark Hennessy.

What’s next for the band?

We are booking shows and tours for spring and summer. We plan on letting the world know we are out here. We have our own comic book we are rebooting with famed Horror artist Rick Lara. We plan on putting out new music and videos all through the winter and summer.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialtwuftm
Instagram: TheyWatchUsFromTheMoon @officialtuwftm
Twitter: @officialtwuftm
https://theywatchusfromthemoon.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Where I’m from we call it a cookie so I think on your end of the pond it’s called a biscuit.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you so much for your support. This is a very exciting journey and we are eager to bring this wild idea to the world.

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EMQ’s with GHASTLY MURDER

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EMQ’s with GHASTLY MURDER

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQ’s interview, this time with Mid Wales, UK based Heavy/Dark/Gothic Rock solo project, Ghastly Murder. Huge thanks to main man Gary Emmins, AKA MR E, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My Name is Gary Emmins, AKA Mr E, and GHASTLY MURDER is my solo project. GHASTLY MURDER came about during the lockdown when everything else I was doing musically was stuck in limbo. For quite some time I had wanted to make heavier and darker music, so I decided the time was right to put that project in motion, and went ahead writing songs for it and planning the musicians that I was going to work with in the recordings.

How did you come up with your band name?

The Name GHASTLY MURDER is a newspaper headline from the Victorian era, and it was used in the early slayings of what became the ‘Jack The Ripper’ murder. It (Ghastly Murder) as a phrase captured my imagination and I also think that it sort of describes the sound of the music, something ferocious and with more than a hint of something of the night about it.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I live out in the Hinterlands, that is deepest darkest Mid Wales area (although I come from London). I have had a couple of attempts of trying to form a band around this area, but without much joy. I suppose I am fussy with whom I work with, in as much as we need to be on the same page, and the search out here to date has been a bit fruitless! But rather than let that process slow me down, I took the bull by the horns, created GHASTLY MURDER, and put those plans into action rather than let the idea stagnate. I am not aware of any scene as such around these here parts, to be honest there are barely any venues to play around here – one has to branch out to survive!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

I have just released a couple of tracks, one called ‘TWITCH’ & a song called ‘CHLOROFORM’ which are both part of a 6 track EP that I am releasing drip by drip, called “THE RISE AND DEMISE OF GORY EMMINENCE”- these songs get released 1st via bandcamp then onto all other platforms:

https://ghastlymurder.bandcamp.com/

I have also just released a zero-budget video for the song ‘TWITCH’ which is doing ok, and depicts the post-apocalyptic look and vibe that I was going for:

Who have been your greatest influences?

I suppose ever since I was a child I have been brought up and influenced by the likes of Alice Cooper (more so the band as opposed to the solo character). I come from an Irish family so music has always been a part of my life (as has drinking actually) so that’s in my blood. My interest in the macabre has always been with me as well, and I am always drawn towards the darker side of things.

What first got you into music?

I think out of any art form, music is and always has been the one thing that moves me emotionally. I have also been drawn to bands who have an image that suits the music, so that the aesthetic matches the sonic of the music, and the band/artist lives in a world. I try to do that with GHASTLY MURDER as it exists in a post-apocalyptic world.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

I would love to work with Rammstein- I love the power of their music. Or maybe System of a Down for the eastern vibe.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Anywhere where there is a crowd to please! But I see our natural home being somewhere like WACKEN FESTIVAL, which is on my bucket list.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I have some really lovely fans. They often send or give me occult type objects or jewellery – rings, bangles etc. But the oddest thing someone gave me was a duck that they found at the side of the road! I have no idea why they thought I would want it, but anyway I took it home, named it Quackula, took it to the vets, and then released it on local waters – I wonder what happened to that guy?…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Buy more of my stuff!!!!  Open your minds, expect the unexpected from me and enjoy the ride!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Kurt Cobain…. I would like to ask him what actually happened, and why.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love performing, I love recording, and the creative aspect of it – writing etc. That behind-the-scenes stuff is the hardest bit though.

I don’t like bullshitters, or people who feel they are above bands or artists and exist to simply rip them off – I have met a few of those – also complacency bugs me.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The eternal struggle to survive! But them’s the rules. I think things have opened up and become more inclusive since the age of the internet though. Again, I don’t like the sharks and I don’t like the vampires that surround the industry – also (see above) the Bullshitters!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

One of them is “PSALM 69” – MINISTRY but I have many, many albums that I hold dear.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

I buy music with all the above, apart from Cassettes, which are useless and poor sounding.

I love the richness of sound and the owning of the Artifact that you get with Vinyl. I like the ritual too of playing records– plus if you walk around with the object, it lets people know what you are into – a thing you don’t get with downloads.

CDs I still buy, but I know the future lies in downloads. They never get damaged, and they take up no space, and I can dig that!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

A gig that springs to mind was a gig I played not long after the lockdown finished at Camden’s ‘Black Heart’ venue- The audience were really up for it and were jumping and diving around from the off. The months of the frustration of being in lockdown seemed to be exorcized that night by all involved – fantastic!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Something within the creative arts – film making, painting, or a writer… or maybe I would do something in Porn!!!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Salvador Dali, David Lynch, Lilly Munster, Bram Stoker & Jim Morrison!

What’s next for the band?

I would like to develop GHASTLY MURDER into a full band so that it can exist as a live band. I already have the look of the band in mind, as I think it needs to be all or nothing to enter the GHASTLY MURDER world. I would like to expand on the EP and develop it into an album’s worth of songs (I have a loose concept idea in mind), work on the music with others, and aim for world domination of course!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://ghastlymurder.bandcamp.com/
or here
https://www.facebook.com/MrEsGHASTLYREDRUM.UK
or even here
https://www.instagram.com/garyemmins/
Of course the music can also be found on all other digital platforms!

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jaffa Cake is a flavour of gin (that’s how I know it anyway)! A cake gets stiff when it goes stale, a biscuit goes soft…. Small cake in a packet in the biscuit isle!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

We walk the path less trodden. I don’t want to sound like anyone else and I don’t want us to be defined as only one thing.

GHASTLY MURDER is a dark world – enter if you dare!

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EMQ’s With Scattered Hamlet

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EMQ’s With Scattered Hamlet

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQ’s, this time with USA based Hard Rock/ Southern Rock Band, Scattered Hamlet. Huge thanks to Vocalist and Frontman, Adam Joad, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Adam Joad, I’m CEO for the Alpha Rock Supreme, the American Dream, Scattered Hamlet… which incidentally is your new favorite band. 

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s a slang term I snagged from a civil war book for small spread out rural communities, like where our music comes from. In hindsight I should have picked something more obvious. 

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We tour either out of Nashville or where I live on West Virginia/PA border. To see a show where I live you have to drive either to Morgantown, West Virginia or Pittsburgh, PA, the latter is about an hour away. It’s been a long time since I’ve been involved with any local scene, so I can’t really answer this question. It was our local punk scene many many years ago that gave me the chance to cut my teeth, learn how to be in a band, and eventually move to LA and do this full time. Hopefully there’s young people out there doing stuff like that still and not just dancing and filming themselves lip syncing on TikTok. 

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We released our 3rd full length “Stereo Overthrow” a couple of weeks ago. 

Who have been your greatest influences?

There’s too many. It would depend on the influence…. If you asked who influenced me to be a better person, a musician, a marital artist, a fisherman etc, they’d all be different answers. Overall, it would probably be Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed – they have influenced me and shown me how to be awesome. 

What first got you into music?

When I was a wee Joad, I was gifted a Mickey Mouse turn table. Having no adult records, my brother let me go to his collection and pick one. I carefully looked through and shining like the holy grail or the vinyl of destiny was “Kill Alive II”… and the rest is history. 

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

Oooh good question. I like to collaborate. I’ve been calling for this one for a while. I’d like to work with Tim Armstrong from Rancid. I think we could come up with something super cool. Kid Rock just did a collaboration with Monster Truck, it came out really good. I think in general we all need to collaborate more. Tom Morello just did a bunch of cool ones too with Atlas Underground. So yeah, I want to work with Tim Armstrong. If I could shoot for the stars though it would be Dave Gilmour or George Thorogood. 

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

We’ve been fortunate enough to play many US festivals, but I’d really like to do the Download Festival. 

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Weirdest and most awesome was a custom painted beer keg that we’ve carried on stage at every show since. 

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Please don’t DM me on social media and ask about show times, show tickets, or your orders from Buck Moon Productions!

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If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I don’t know, there’s so many awesome folks we’ve lost along the way. How about Joe Strummer? I’d love for him to come back and the Clash have one last tour. 

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy performing, I’m a performer, the stage is what it’s all about for me. My least favorite part is “the business.” We are in the music business, you can’t forget that. Keep your eyes on your money and watch what’s going on around you. 

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The devaluing of the physical copy for music I’d change – you can’t go back in time though we live in a digital world. Streaming sucks for the artist, it pays very little and bands are judged by how many times they’ve been streamed or followed on Spotify. We’ve been turned down for things by suits because “our Spotify numbers aren’t good enough…” and then they pick an algorithm band over us and we have sold more albums, more merchandise, and can out draw them in ticket sales in all major markets. In sum, we have more real fans from touring and having an impact, rather than just fitting an algorithm that gets played a bunch on playlists where the listener doesn’t even know who the band is. It’s weird. I’m grateful for our fans’ dedication, it keeps us going. I’ll take one of our fans with a CD in their truck and an SH sticker in their window over a hundred thousand streams on a playlist where the listeners don’t even know your band – we’ve had both, I know which one has a greater value both artistically and financially. 

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

I’ll name three, Social Distortion “Sex Love and Rock N’ Roll,” Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of town,” and Bob Seger’s “Night Moves.” 

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

Cassettes are useless, those are for hipsters trying to be cool – hipsters suck. I love vinyl, I actually have a really solid vinyl collection and I enjoy sitting around, sipping bourbon, and just listening to records and then flipping them over while looking at the art. It’s a great experience. It’s not practical for travel or for my studio, so for that I use Spotify. Like I said earlier, streaming sucks for artists, but what I didn’t say is that it’s awesome for the listener. I have literally everything at the tip of my fingers. I don’t download and I don’t buy CDs. Our touring rig has a CD player so if a band gives us an album, we’ll check it out. It’s cool because with that physical copy we’re more likely to listen to it on tour because if we have to go to Spotify to stream it that means we have to remember to do it and in the middle of touring it’s easy to forget shit. 

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I don’t even know how to qualify what’s best. If you’re saying the biggest show, that would probably be Sturgis Buffalo Chip mainstage. One year we did it with Disturbed, and Kid Rock another year. My favorite shows personally were probably the camp ground one’s at Rocklahoma in the early days. We didn’t get paid and we weren’t able to set up merch but it didn’t matter. There were so many people at those and it was complete chaos. 

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

No clue – I’ve had so many jobs before so I don’t know where I’d have landed if I wasn’t doing music. I’ve been a maintenance worker, grounds keeper, bouncer, sparring dummy for pro MMA fighters, coach, actor, teacher, electrical assistant, vintage toy seller, writer, I’ve scored films, I guess scoring films would be a musician… shit so many. I have no idea what else I’d be doing. I still want to make my professional wrestling debut. 

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

That’s a good one – I’ll assume they have to be living and I like random people that are different. How about Mike Ness, The Iron Sheik, Glenn Danzig, Ted Nugent, and Mike Tyson. Wouldn’t that be a random clusterfuck? 

What’s next for the band?

The new album just dropped, we have a few more dates left in 2021. You can catch us live Dec 2 Akron, Ohio (Vortex), Dec 3 Ardmore, PA (The Nail) & Dec 4 Etna, PA (Porky’s). After that 2022 is anyone’s guess. I hope to be out supporting the album but the world is a weird place right now. 

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

This will send you to them all: https://linktr.ee/scatteredhamlet

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I literally have no idea what you’re talking about. We put gravy on our biscuits here and you don’t put gravy on cakes. 

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you we appreciate the questions and coverage. 

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EMQ’s With MISTY ROUTE

EMQ’s With MISTY ROUTE

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQ’s Interview, this time with Greek Alternative Metal band, Misty Route. Huge thanks to them for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

We are Misty Route, and we play alternative metal. The band was formed in 2019, in Athens, Greece. Following a first release of 3 demo songs in 2020, we are now officially launching on 26/12/2021 our debut full-length album entitled “Without A Trace”.

How did you come up with your band name?

Typical brainstorming and filtering ideas until one made the click. We wanted the name to reflect the character of our music.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We come from Athens, Greece. Our country might not be a leader in the global Metal/Rock scene, yet it has many passionate fans. That being said, we have had the luck to enjoy many top names of the scene during music festvals here from time to time. One truly positive sign that makes us optimistic for the future, is that especially during the recent years more and more vastly talented local bands, like Rotting Christ, Villagers of Ioannina City, 1000mods, Planet of Zeus, Nightstalker, Naxatras or Mother of Millions, have found the worldwide recognition they have worked for and truly deserve.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our debut full-length album entitled “Without A Trace” is getting officially released on 26/12/2021 and has been available for pre-order since 21/11/2021.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Too many to list, and vastly varying. To name a few Metallica, Opeth, Godsmack, Deftones, Tool and Pink Floyd.

What first got you into music?

Our need to express our feelings and leave our footprint in history forever.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

One or more of our influences mentioned above would be a wild dream. Of course, we would be more than pleased and honoured to collaborate with any of the aforementioned Greek bands that are steamy hot right now.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Book us for Hellfest or Wacken and we are bringing the beers!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Seems that our fans have not yet unveiled all their weirdness to us …

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Stay with us until the end of the route and let’s walk it together!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

It is unfair for so many others, but the one who started it all, the mighty James Ronnie Dio.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Being able to express yourself and potentially inspire others is a huge thing. There is no better feeling than giving people something they can relate to. We play music because we love everything around it, there is nothing to hate for.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Maybe try to give smaller but really talented musicians and bands a bigger voice, and reduce the dependence of music from the trends to allow more uniqueness.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Its almost impossible to pick one. Let’s agree that “The Dark Side Of The Moon” by Pink Floyd was an influential one.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

In terms of quality and ease of use, downloads are the future. However, touching a vinyl album has an emotional aspect to it.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Only months after the band was formed, COVID-19 had different plans for us, so we have not been particularly lucky with this. However, we have managed to play already some local live shows, with the latest at Remedy Club, a month ago, being also the biggest one. We look forward to much more soon!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Be paid to attend music shows and taste beers. What no?

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

James Hetfield, David Gillmour, Tony Iommi, Mike Portnoy, and Flea, and maybe ask them to play some music together?

What’s next for the band?

Live shows, and promotion of our debut album “Without A Trace” that is releasing. In the meantime, we have already started working on new songs. We never stop!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We are pretty much on all the popular social platforms at the moment. You can find us here:
HyperFollow: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/mistyroute/without-a-trace
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MistyRoute
Instagram: www.instagram.com/mistyroute
YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/mistyroute
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/misty-route

It will be a pleasure to hear from you!

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sounds like a trap question, we will go with biscuit!

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EMQ’s with THE MAN FROM ALPHABET

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EMQ’s with THE MAN FROM ALPHABET

Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQ’s interview, this time with USA Punk Rockers, The Man From Alphabet. Huge thanks to their Bass player, Dustin Treinen, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Dustin Treinen – Bass

I have been wanting to cover “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” for several years, so I finally decided to spearhead this project with a few of my music friends. This whole lockdown thing felt like a good time to make it happen. I just hit up the guys I felt would be best for this song and then we made it happen. I view The Man From Alphabet more as a music collective than a band. The line-up on this latest single will be heavily involved, but the line-up for various singles and EP’s will vary.

How did you come up with your band name?

While reading Malcom Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point”, I learned of a Sesame Street character that was a focus group failure. This character was used in the very first advertisement for Sesame Street in the back of a Batman comic, but when this character was introduced to kids in a focus group, they found him strange and confusing. That character was named The Man From Alphabet. The name itself is even confusing, it’s a person from an intangible object.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

USA – The rock and metal scene is pretty big here.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

“Killer Klowns from Outer Space”- A cover song originally done by LA punk rock legends, The Dickies, as the theme song for the 80’s cult classic movie.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Primus, Nirvana, Metallica, Pantera, Mogwai, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine, and Norma Jean.

What first got you into music?

I began playing bass when I was 14. I had friends who played drums and guitar, and while I liked the idea of playing guitar, I realized there weren’t a lot of bass players out there, so I figured if I could get really good at bass, I would be in higher demand among bands. Hearing Primus for the first time around that time was really inspirational too, since the band is completely bass driven.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Dave Grohl. He’s played in three of my favourite rock bands, has the best drumming style, and he seems like a great guy to hang with, so I’m confident we’d get along well and write some really cool music together.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Maybe the Reading & Leeds festival in England. I’ve always wanted to play in Europe and still haven’t had the opportunity to do so.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A very bad drawing of myself!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Find what makes you happy and do it.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Nirvana – I’d love to see what they would have evolved into

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I just love to play bass alongside other musicians. When I really gel with someone musically, I feel a connection to them.

I hate all the administrative work because it’s so consuming.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

That musicians could actually make good money from streaming.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Smashing Pumpkins – “Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I’d love to get into collecting vinyl. I love the giant album artwork and the sound quality of vinyl records, but I’m a sucker for convenience so I’m a downloads/streaming guy.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That’s a tough one. At this point in my career, I’ve played around a thousand shows. One of my most memorable and lifechanging shows was when I filled in for a band called Lonely Estates, when they opened for Blondie. This was back when I still lived in Nebraska. At that point I had never played in a band that I wasn’t a member of, but I played the biggest show of my life as a fill-in and it felt great. I played the songs perfectly and it inspired me to move to LA to give myself a chance to pursue music as a career.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Voice acting for animation

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Conan O’Brien, Weird Al, Dave Grohl, Larry David, and Les Claypool.

What’s next for the band?

We will be releasing some originals, as well as some more remakes of some of my nostalgic  favourites, so stay tuned!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Mostly Instagram, but also Facebook and TikTok

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I had to Google this because I hadn’t heard of them. They don’t even look familiar to me so I’m guessing we don’t have them in the states. That being said, I don’t believe I have enough knowledge of Jaffa Cakes to be able to have an opinion on this.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Our debut video has gained a great deal of traction on YouTube, so thank you all for enjoying it!

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EMQ’s With CONTEMPLATION

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EMQ’s With CONTEMPLATION

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQ’s interview, this time with French Atmospheric Doom Death solo project, Contemplation. Huge thanks to multi-instrumentalist, Matthieu, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I am Matthieu from Contemplation. This is my new musical project, after having released a demo album of Symphonic Black Metal 20 years ago under the name of OBSCURA SYMPHONIA, then 6 albums of Ethno Dub Electro under the alias of chrono.fixion. Contemplation is a one-man band, again, and I started this new journey nearly 2 years ago. I play guitar, bass, drums, and violin, and do the vocals too, even if it that was not planned. I would describe it as a mix of Atmospheric Doom Death, with Pagan, Black Metal and Dub elements.

How did you come up with your band name?

It has not been hard to find, I was looking for something reflecting my music and its concept, and it became quickly evident to me that it was contemplation.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I’m French and I live in the country. The French metal scene is still quite active and rather qualitative in my opinion.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

This is my first album and it’s simply named contemplation, there is no album name.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Hard to make it short, music is so important in my life since I was 6…and I have no frontier but I would say Tchaikowsky and Bach for classical music, the French live dub scene (Brain Damage, Lab°, Zenzile, High Tone), the greatest band on earth HINT (French ethno/industrial noise/ ambiant) and so many metal bands (Aeternus, Devin Townsend, Bolt Thrower, Katatonia, My Dying Bride, to name only those who could be detected in my music!)

What first got you into music?

My father, a violin player himself.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

HINT or BRAIN DAMAGE

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I don’t play live so it’s hard to imagine… We had a good Pagan Metal festival a few years ago in France, but it’s over now. The RAGNARD ROCK FESTIVAL was not too big, not too small, with a good overall atmosphere.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I have no fans offering me things yet!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Listen to my album with quality headphones! It’s more immersive…

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Hendrix or Dio, I would love to see them live.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Music is so important in my life, and playing music is so joyful. I just want more time to practice as I am not a professional musician obviously.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Speaking about the metal industry, I wonder why record label produce so many shitty albums, whereas there is a lot of great bands without a decent promotion in every style.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

SACRAMENTUM “Far away from the sun”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

CD generally speaking, but vinyl can be better for Vintage Rock, Stoner or too much compressed modern albums (technically it can’t be as loud as a cd, so you can get more dynamic)

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I have only performed in an orchestra when I was young, playing violin. Good memories though.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I would have loved to own a record shop back in the 80’s and 90’s.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Sylvain TESSON, a French writer and adventurer, Michel Audiard, he was a dialog writer. It would be fun already!

What’s next for the band?

I’m now working on a split ep where my two entities will meet (dub vs metal)

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://metalcontemplation.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efew_rwvzYQ

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

What’s that shit?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Better to listen to one track carefully than to skip quickly on the whole album.
Thank you for your support!

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EMQ’s with NECROSOPHIK ABYSS

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EMQ’s with NECROSOPHIK ABYSS

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with Colorado USA based Black Metal Band, Necrosophik Abyss. Huge thanks to rhythm Guitarist, Gianni and Vocalist, Josh (Heirophant), for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Gianni, I play rhythm guitar in the band.

My name is Josh (Heirophant) and I’m the vocalist / lyricist

How did you come up with your band name?

Gianni: We wanted a name that spoke to the misery of mourning, and how death is a constant presence. After many discussions we found the name Necrosophik Abyss, in true occult, we will not disclose its meaning, and hope those invested will find it on their own.

Heirophant: I joined after the band was created.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Gianni: Denver Colorado. The metal scene out here is really great! Lots of bands have made it to a national or even international status, so there’s lots of buzz in the air and lots of great supporters.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Gianni: We released a split with our label mates Cyffrous Indignus, called “HVHY”, on Halloween this year. Our song ‘Left Handed Reaper’ is on there, and it crushes. Find it on all streaming platforms.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Gianni: I myself am a huge rock n roll fan, and pull influences from lots of genres, but to be specific to Black Metal, Galder from OMC, Dissection, Naglfar and Emperor are my biggest influences.

Heirophant: As far as metal influences I would have to say Emperor, DarkThrone, Dragged into Sunlight, Per Yngve Ohlin(Dead) and Behemoth in my younger days. They helped spark my interest and shape my identity as a metal musician. In a larger scope Tom Waits, HeavyHeavyLowLow, John Zorn, Hanatarash, Nation of Ulysses, the fluxus movement, and Micheal Paton, off the top of my head.  

What first got you into music?

Gianni: My older brother had some Anthrax and Soundgarden tapes, and my parents had Zeppelin, The Beatles and Lynard Skynard. Once I got a hold of those, I really became obsessed with rock ‘n’ roll, and really never looked back.

Heirophant: When I was little kid my parents and I were in Mexico and I was mesmerized by a finger style, flamenco-esque guitarist busking on the corner.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

Gianni: The Hellacopters, Galder, Olga, Gary Holt, Gus G, Marty Friedman, I could go on for days.

Heirophant: Drudkh, Wormlvst, Mispyrming, Dragged into Sunlight, Gnaw Their Tongues to name a few.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Gianni: I wanna say Waken, just because it was the first open space festival I remember seeing as a kid. But, to be honest, I love so many of them. Bloodstock, Hellfest, even 10,000 tons of metal. They all look amazing. It would be a dream to play any of the great euro fests of the day.

Heirophant: So many… Top would have to be Maryland Death Fest, Roadburn, and Inferno fest.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Heirophant: With necro? nothing. Ever as a musician? A woman cut my initials in her arm.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Heirophant: Read more, spend more time in nature, be the change you want to see in the world.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Gianni: Phill Lynott

Heirophant: I wouldn’t give the curse of life to anyone. That being said, it would be pretty funny to bring back Jon Nödtveidt, after his ritualistic suicide.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Gianni: For me it’s a complete release and meditative process to perform music. The music we play is so powerful. At times I’m completely engulfed by it, I’m absorbed into a trance, and everything disappears. I tell my bandmates all the time, this is literally self-care. Black Metal Meditation. I don’t hate anything about music, aside from maybe technical issues, amps being weird, pedals cutting out in a performance etc.  

Heirophant: The silence before your first ever set, when no one knows who you are. That silence is them giving you the air in the room. Sacrificing the very aether surrounding them so you may do with it as you please. A classical musician I knew once described an audience’s silence to me in that way. That always stuck with me.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Gianni: I would change the everything is free aspect of the music industry. We pay less money to have all the access in the world than we do for pretty much any other luxury. When I was in college for music, there was a concept that was being spoken of. It was called Music as Water. Like we had a monthly bill for how much music we consumed. Now it’s a simple Spotify account or YouTube videos. People don’t buy records as much, and it’s unfortunate to hear of really great bands that put out amazing records, still having to do another job for additional income and survival.

Heirophant: We need more new types of music/experimenting, and artists deserve a living wage.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Gianni: I could never pick, but recently I’ve been listening to Dark Tranquility’s new album “Moment”, Carcass “Torn Arteries”, and the New Spectral Wound, “A Diabolic Thirst” has really grabbed me.

Heirophant: That’s a tough one… I listen to a lot of different genres and musicians. I guess it depends on my mood, but odds are it would be a black metal album.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

Gianni: For physical properties, Vinyl. It’s the best package, really big piece of art, the biggest support to the band outside of concert tickets or meet and greets. I won’t claim to be a purist though, 98% of my music listening is digital. It’s too convenient.

Heirophant: Again, it depends, they each help with different sounds. Though I tend to find myself listening to a lot of vinyl and FLAC files.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Gianni: Our first show! We get to share the stage with some other great Denver bands, Glacial Tomb and Noctambulist, at one of my all-time favourite Denver small venues, the Hi Dive.

Heirophant: Our first show as Necro was on November 12th. Outside of Necro it would have to be the first ever house party I played. I was 15 or so, everyone was fucked up, the party was overcrowded, and I was hooked on performing after that.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Gianni: I would have chased illustration or some other creative outlet.

Heirophant: I’m very lucky that my main job is my other passion. I would just focus more on that if I didn’t have music.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Heirophant: Depends if it’s for conversation, or if it would progress into an orgy.

What’s next for the band?

Heirophant: More shows, touring, and we have a full length we’re working hard on.

Gianni: We’ll be hard at work on a full length! We’re excited to write more songs.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Gianni: Instagram, facebook, youtube, bandcamp. We have presence where we can and will continue.

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Gianni: I wanna say a cake, solely due to the name-

Heirophant: I’ve had this fight with many of my British friends, they’re cakes.

“But the key turning point was when McVitie’s QC highlighted how cakes harden when they go stale, biscuits go soggy. A Jaffa goes hard. The case was proven. During the court battle between Mcvitie’s and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise, Mcvitie’s baked a giant Jaffa Cake to prove that Jaffa cakes were really cakes and not biscuits.”

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EMQ’s With SUNFALL

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EMQ’s With SUNFALL

Hi Everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with UK based Nu-core band, Sunfall. Huge thanks to guitarist, Olli, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Olli, and I play guitar for Sunfall. We originally started off as a solo project of mine. Jacob who was our original drummer, had been told by someone that I had demos that he’d really like the sound of, so he reached out to me asking about them. We met up at a local pub and we listened through the demo’s and decided that we both wanted to take this to a live setting as a band. This ultimately led to me finding our bassist James and vocalist Sam who completed the band, allowing Sunfall to become a reality.

How did you come up with your band name?

The band name was a collaborative effort between Sam and I. We were talking about things that meant something to us. so Sam brought up the Sun, having been from Australia, and that ultimately being something that brought him happiness. So, I chose to Juxtapose that with “fall” as that to me represents the struggle with the negative sides of life. We all have our fall and experience “the descent” at some point in life, it never stays on a constant high.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Sunfall is from the South of the UK. More accurately, we came together in a town called Guildford. The scene here is pretty good in my opinion. I don’t think the local/underground music scene is anything like it used to be many years ago, but when a show pops off, it pops off on a big level and the atmosphere is amazing.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

I have many influences spanning such a wide range of music, but to name the biggest influences in making me want to even play in bands and heavy music they’d have to be the likes of Slipknot, Metallica, Korn, Linkin Park and System of a down. Then when it’s about influences that had a huge baring on my song writing, it will be all those bands, but also more recent acts (in comparison to those other bands) such as Architects, Northlane, Fit for an Autopsy, and so on.

What first got you into music?

It was my upbringing. I was always, always, surrounded by music. Having grown up living around my cousin as well, who was massively into musicals, and seeing her be passionate about it, I always just felt that attraction and love for music.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

I’d love to collaborate with Mick Gordon, the guy behind the Doom soundtrack. As for why…. go listen to a track like ‘BFG Division’, or ‘The Only Thing They Fear Is You’. It will become obvious then hahaha. The man is a genius.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

At this stage in the bands career, we haven’t received any weird gifts from fans. I’m not even sure it’s something that happens to the extent it used back in, let’s say, the early 2000’s and earlier.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

It will do wonders for your mental health to log out of all the social media accounts you have, turn off the news, and turn off anything that will bring the darkness of the world into your life. Turn it all off, then go for a walk, listen to music, play video games… do whatever makes you happy.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

This is a tough one! It’s between Paul Gray (Slipknot) and Tom Searle (Architects), both were monumental parts of their respective bands.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I absolutely love being able to create music and being able to have an impact on other people with the music made. There’s something other worldly about that kind of power and connection. The one thing I hate is just how much money music gear costs, and that ultimately, being a musician who’s taking things seriously, you’re going to end up spending A LOT of money hahaha.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

A lot of extortion of small artist.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

One of my all-time favourite albums has to be “The Blackening” by Machine head. Absolutely unreal levels of song writing and performances. The album of the decade title it won is absolutely justified, and it says it all about what kind of album it is. One of the greatest metal albums ever written, and probably ever will be written, in my opinion.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

It’s very hard to decide on the best, they all have their individual merits and pitfalls. With Vinyl, you’ve got the entire ritual to enjoy with the huge physical artwork, then lining up the needle with the grooves on the vinyl, but then with CD’s you’ve still got something physical to hold and look at, but at the fraction of the cost of Vinyl. With something like downloads, you must give up the physical experience, but then you get such huge ease of access to a massive range of music, at any time and place.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Our show at the Green Door Store in Brighton a couple of years ago is one of our best shows to date. We all love Brighton as a location, so simply being there is a great start for us for playing a show. The show itself was just perfect start to finish. The other bands on the bill were different to us musically, so there was a nice diversity in music. Then regarding our set, we played to a full room, we had no technical issues which feels like a rare event haha! The energy we gave and received from the audience was intense as well. It was one of those shows where everything fell into place, and we felt like a real band. There are a couple of other shows which come to mind too, which reached this level for us, and we hope to have many more.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

If I wasn’t a musician, I think I’d probably be in the military. Either the army or the air force. I wasn’t too far off enlisting, but then I get accepted into a music university, which ended up in me embracing music in all areas in my life. It was that last push I needed to take music seriously as something I want to be properly involved with.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’d invite Daryl Davis, Jim Root, James Hetfield, Jeremy Corbyn, and Thomas Sowell. I think the conversations that would happen at this dinner table would be so profound. I’ve picked a very diverse range of people with a wide range of life experiences, views, and expertise, so that I can just sit there to listen and learn. I wish that I could add more people to this dinner party!

What’s next for the band?

For the time being, it’s just pumping out music. We’ve worked hard getting music together and we are just eager for people to finally hear it all. It means too that if we focus on releases for the time being, when it comes to us hitting the stage again, we can play a whole new live set, and get diverse with what we play.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Our main methods of getting music out to people is via our facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SunfallUK) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunfall_UK) then not too long ago we launched our official website at www.sunfalluk.com where we keep updates on new music, merch and so on.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I had a chat with our drummer Ryan about this, and this is what he has to say. “It’s a cake. First, it’s in the name. Then if you think about it… Jaffa cakes get hard when they go stale, just like cakes do whereas biscuits go soft.”

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for taking the time to speak to us!

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