domingo, 18 de marzo de 2018

Interviews: FEED THEM TO THE FOREST


In this new occasion we have had the opportunity to interview the Alternative Rock/Emo/Pop Punk band FEED THEM TO THE FOREST from UK. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that? 

Band names are notoriously hard to come up, either they're rubbish or it turns out someone has already used it! Our name came about totally randomly to be honest - Blood Brothers have a track on their (incredible) album 'Crimes' which is called 'Feed Me To The Forest' and it just struck me that it sounded like a cool band name. Our guitarist at the time said we should change it to 'Them' instead of 'Me', and here we are!

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

This is the kind of music that shaped me as a teenager, and it's a genre I fell in love with from day one. We've all been in various bands over the years, playing different styles of music, and when it came to FTTTF we just felt like we wanted to re-visit the sound that we grew up with, and put our own spin on it.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

Mostly. Martin (guitar and vocals), Mike (bass) and myself all grew up in and around York, and our paths had crossed over the years through playing shows with each others band. Lee (guitar) is from Darlington,but came over to York for University and his band ended up knocking around in similar circles as us. Greg (drums) is a reasonably recent addition to FTTTF, and was somone Lee and I knew of, sort of a friend of a friend sort of thing, whereas Martin had actually played in a previous band with him a few years back.

4. Each band member favourite band? 

Ahhh, this one is tricky, and tends to depend on what day I've been asked. I'll go with Taking Back Sunday though, as they are an absolute constant in my top 5 of all time. In fact, I'm gonna have to have two - can't not include The Waterboys, I grew up with that band and absolutely adore them. Also - Osker. 'Idle Will Kill' is one of the best records ever. Okay, that's three, sorry!

Lee - The Cure / Weezer
Greg - Faith No More
Martin - Queen / Say Anything
Mike - currently, Tiny Moving Parts. Constantly - Osker.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Everything really! Friends, family, life itself. Lots of our songs are born out of frustration, or regret, but hopefully as a channel to work through those emotions and situations. I guess writing and performing these songs acts as somewhat as a stress ball!

6. Where was your last gig? 

Our last show was actually a friends birthday party in Leeds, which was super fun. Our last 'proper' gig would of been at the Key Club with Dream State. The Key Club is a great venue, its run by the team behind Slam Dunk festival, and Dream State are absolutely killing it right now so that was a really enjoyable night.

7. Where would you like to play? 

So many places! East Coast of the States is high on my list, but that's partly just because I really wanna visit there. Closer to home, we're really keen to expand out onto the mainland, I'd love to visit Berlin,Amsterdam, playing Barcelona would be pretty cool too. Basically, anywhere and everywhere!

8. Whom would you like to play with? 

Well, straight off the bat, any of the bands we listed in our favourite bands earlier, although that might well lead to some slightly bizarre genre clashes. Taking Back Sunday would of course be incredible, as would bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Say Anything. Representing the U.K scene though, both Creeper and The Gospel Youth are doing really amazing things, so it would be an absolute delight to share the stage with them.

9. Whom not? 

Don't really want to get into naming names, but obviously any band with problematic lyrics or behaviour. Sometimes it's hard to tell as the image a band presents could seem totally a-ok, but if the way they conduct themselves off stage and behind closed doors is fucked up, then obviously that's not something we'd wanna be associated with. Basically, don't be a dick!

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that? 

I've never really suffered from stage fright, but sometimes it can be hard to click into 'performance' mode. I just tend to psych myself up, because I know I'll feel even worse if I come off stage and know I haven't given it my all. I just remind myself that I'm super proud of what it is we do, and that I wanna do these songs justice once we get on that stage.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Again, probably those same bands we've mentioned, both as our favourite bands and also the one's we'd love to play with. Anyone out there who is pushing on with doing their own thing, taking pride in it and being creative, that's the kind of thing that inspires me to keep cracking on.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

Nothing too outlandish to be honest! Lee and Martin were asked to be in a few photos after a recent show, and to me that's pretty weird. Mostly cuz they're weird looking dudes.

13. What do you think of your fans? 

They're great! To have people support what you're creating, and to know that they're enjoying our music, that's a wonderful feeling.

14. What do you think of our site?

It's really cool to see not only a mixture of genres, but also up and coming acts alongside more established bands. It's really important for new music to be included in things like this, as it's one of the best ways for them to reach new people who might end up becoming fans!

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