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Interviews: Dead By Monday

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Metal/Punk/Hardcore  band Dead By Monday, 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? 

Paddy: I think it was something Declan and Murray came up with while they were on a long shift as stage hands, something about being "Dead by Monday" after the shift? I hated it at first but I think it has a certain sticking power, when all is said and done I couldn't imagine being called anything else! 

Declan: It was a kind of spur of the moment thing but I reckon it perfectly encapsulates the working class values and difficulties the band stands for, for the many not the few! 

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

Ciaran: We've all got such varied influences in music but we knew we wanted to play heavy music.

Murray: It wasn't really a conscious decision as such but heavy music just seems to come naturally to every member.

Paddy: That feeling when the breakdown hits is second to none, I can't think of any way of doing it justice in words! 

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

Declan: Me and Paddy met through another band we'd both joined about 4 years ago when Paddy had just moved to Scotland, turned out we lived round the corner from each other and I already knew Paddy's brother from school. It wasn't long before we became close mates outside of the band. 

Murray: Declan went to college and worked with me and so it was through him that I first met Paddy and bonded over our love of the guitar and classic metalcore! 

Ciaran: I'd  responded to a musicians classified advert they'd put up when they were looking for a drummer and when I came to the practice I knew I was gonna be able to gel with these guys and the rest, as they say, is history! 

4. Each band member favourite band? 

Declan: It's a toss up between Rage Against the Machine or Reuben

Ciaran: Rush, Rush,  always Rush! 

Murray: I've loved Parkway Drive for years but recently I've been hyping up the more gritty punk of Mongol Horde and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes.

Paddy: Really feeling Stray From The Path right now, those guys are flying the flag for modern punk and core music - an exceptionally talented group of songwriters! 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Declan: The appalling state of world politics today. 

Paddy: What Declan said - it's an absolute shambles what's going on out there today, I don't wanna go into too much detail right now, but seriously what is actually going on? 

6. Where was your last gig? 

Ciaran: At a packed out 13th Note in Glasgow as main support for WRCKG on their UK tour. 

7. Where would you like to play? 

Paddy: It's a dream of all of ours to play Download Festival, we've been regulars at the festival for years now and to be up on one of those stages would be the pinnacle of our career so far! 

8. Who would you like to support? 

Ciaran: There's so many but opening for Skindred would be a match made in heaven, the party atmosphere both bands bring would make for a night to remember! 

9. Who not? 

Murray: As much as the crowd reaction would be hilarious, I'm not sure that us opening Take That would be a particularly wise decision by the promoter!

Paddy: Although saying that, I'd jump at the opportunity to turn 50,000
middle aged mums into raging punk rockers for the night haha! 

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

Declan: For a while when we were first starting, it was my "pre-show ritual" to have to go and throw up in the toilets before going on stage, that's not happened in a while though! 

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Paddy: One of the first great crossover bands - Rage Against The Machine. In their heyday they were a band filled with anger and intelligence which is a potent mix, and Morello's guitar work is out of this world, a true visionary!

Declan: Reuben, because of the songwriting. They manage to not only be heavy and catchy but the lyrical content is poetic and I really don't think anyone could ever write music again the way Reuben did.

Murray: It's such a difficult choice but Guns & Roses changed my life. 

Ciaran: Rush, because the level of musicianship has always been the level that I want to be able to reach one day. They're incredible at what they do, and to have such a unique sound that I hope to gain myself!

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

Paddy: An encore haha! 

13. What do you think of your fans? 

Declan: Our fans are some of the coolest people if only because they likeour music! 

Paddy: We have a core group of fans down in Manchester who always turn up to our shows down there and cause chaos with us - big big respect to those troops and we appreciate all the love we get wherever we go, we're not great at taking compliments but our fans really do mean the world to us!

14. What do you think of our site?

Murray: It's brilliant, it's great to have people like you out there, carrying the torch for all kinds of core music!

15. Something to add?

Our debut ep, Almost Punk is out on July 27th, and you can like our facebook page for regular updates and videos! 

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