Interviews: Calm For The Restless

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Alternative Rock band Calm For The Restless from UK. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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

Leon came up with it while at uni. He was just thinking one day and said "No rest for the wicked, no Calm for the Restless" and then wrote down Calm for the Restless in the list of potential band names. He showed Mart and that was the one Mart preferred. Eerily at a gig we played at the Green Room in May, the drummer of another band was setting up his drums and said "no rest for the wicked, no Calm for the Restless". He'd never heard the story of the band.

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

We didn't choose the genre per se, it was more the consequence of the music we enjoyed listening to: Noughties rock. Then when we started writing, the songs were shared the genre of our influences.

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

Martin and Leon went to primary school together so they've known each other for 27 years. Mike and Tom used to work together. We met Mark on essentially a dating website for bands looking for musicians

4. Each band member favourite band? 

Martin - The Beatles
Tom - The Cure
Mike - Biffy Clyro
Mark - Fleetwood Mac
Leon -  Muse

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

We remember the feeling that we got when listening to our favourite albums and want to create that same sensation in our fans. Hopefully with 'Finish What You Started' we can achieve that

6. Where was your last gig? 

Roadtrip and the Workshop in London.

7. Where would you like to play? 

Reading festival - any time, any stage.

8. Who would you like to support? 

InMe - It would be fitting to play with the band that was responsible for our inception.

9. Who not? 

Muse - would rather be going mental in the crowd than missing out backstage.

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

Leon: Yeah in the run-up to our first few shows in 2013. If you play an instrument, practice relentlessly then at least you're confident that you're not going to make a mistake. As lame as it sounds, practicing how you behave while playing/singing in front of the mirror actually reassures you that you don't look quite as stupid as you think when performing. Reasonably stupid mind, but not THAT stupid.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Enter Shikari - they're from Hertfordshire as well and Leon and Mart used to watch them performing in pubs in their teens (for free mind). To see that they've reached where they are now just shows you what hard graft can do for you.

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

This one time a fan was trying to tell us how we should jam in the middle of our set. Tom said to him "can we leave criticism til the end of the show!" We laughed our arses off

13. What do you think of your fans? 

Relieved that they actually exist. Thankful that our music speaks to people. The appreciation is mutual. 

14. What do you think of our site?

We think anyone trying to help bands climb out of the underground scene is admirable

15. Something to add?

Yes. A question for you that caused a debate one day in band practice: if you could face either a horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses, which would you choose?

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