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Interviews: False Hearts

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Rock band False Hearts from the UK. Check out the interview and follow the 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?

Finding names for the band was really difficult as everything we came up with was super cheesy or cliche. I went to the library (there’s a first time for everything) and came across a book called ‘False Hearts’ and we all liked it!

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Emma: We are all big Rock fans so our sound naturally started there. It also kicks ass playing loud and proud!

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

Emma (vocals/guitar): – Adi (drums) and I had met through a previous music project but didn’t really know each other before that, we later met Ali (guitar) through an advert and after one meet when asked him to join the band. We later found a bass player from our local studio, he then chose to focus on family and other projects which is when we finally met Phil (bass) for an audition and the rest is history!

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Ali: Young Guns are my favorite, they’ve been quiet the last few years but this year they announced they were playing Slam Dunk Festival, so naturally I bought tickets for that straight away.

Phil: Hot Water Music for me, they have been around for years and their tracks are so catchy and powerful and live they are incredible. I even have there album cover tattooed on my arm.

Adi: Muse. The combination of heavy riffs and experimental classical piano really opened up the rock genre for me to be more than just a distorted guitar.

Emma: Huge fans of Halestorm, In This Moment & Shinedown for the vocal abilities and strong melodic style.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Ali: Writing is like a therapy for me. Writing helps me convey my feelings like no other way does.

Phil: Chuck Ragan for me, his voice reels me in and the tracks he writes makes me want to play.

Adi: Getting to say the things that in a normal conversation you wouldn’t be able to find the right words to say. Songs can be so personal in the way that each and everyone of us relate to them.

Emma: It just happens for me when I am in the zone, I cannot force it. Usually if something emotional is happening in my life that spurs on the writing process 

6. Where was your last gig?

Emma: It was in Reading at The Face Bar for the Crazy Cowboy Christmas Party, we played with Loz Campbell, Circus 66 and Building Giants.

7. Where would you like to play?

Ali: I would love to play Reading Festival

Emma: The two main festival I would love to play is Ramblin Man Fair and Download Festival, another venue I have wanted to play for some time us Rock City

Phil: For me I would love to play Shepherds Bush Empire.

Adi: I’d love to play in a stadium or major arena. We wouldn’t have to be the headliners...we could play to just the sound guys, I wouldn’t care but just to play the big stage and see where we have come from 3 years ago at our first gig in a pub garden shed.

8. Who would you like to support?

Emma: Halestorm or In This Moment!

Phil: Hot Water Music or Jimmy Eat World.

Ali: Young Guns or Halestorm

Adi: Muse or The Foo Fighters

9. Who not?

Emma: Any DJ or pop band!

Phil: Same as Emma.

Ali: Any band or artist that takes their fan’s hard earned cash and decides to lip-sync to a backing track

Adi: Any artist who takes their fans for granted or who comes across very arrogant. It’s an absolute killer for me.

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

Ali: Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse...I’m terrified of getting on stage for something that is not ‘stage ready’ so my tip is to practice until you can't get it wrong before you stand in front of people!

Emma: Every time! I grew up extremely shy with low self confidence, you cant prepare or practise, you have to learn by doing it and once you start believing in yourself it gets a whole lot easier!!

Phil: The only time was probably the first show I played with the guys as I had only just learned the songs. Since then I just go out and enjoy it. Advice I would give is to practice loads and enjoy it. If you fall out of love you have to have a break and go from there.

Adi: After gigging with Emma in my previous band, I haven’t really had any stage fright behind the kit but during a gig between the previous band and False Hearts, I took the lead vocals on one of the songs which was fine in practice but very scary in front of a crowd.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Emma: For me looking at the achievement Hollowstar, Kim Jennett, Hands off Gretal have made in such a short time and the hard work they have put in

Phil: Building Giants of late because of there stage show. But for writing it would be Jimmy Eat World and Audioslave.

Ali: More recently its been all the bands we’ve played within this last year. They’ve really made me want to up my game and inspired me to be better.

Adi: Hollowstar, Muse and The Foo Fighters. The combination of heavy riffs with slower melodic moments throughout a set taught me how important it is to keep your set fresh and varied to keep the audience engaged and feel involved from start to finish.

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

Phil: Our fans have all been awesome to be fair and from what I remember nothing weird. But I find it weird to be signing copies of the EP, but it is really nice to know people have really enjoyed themselves and come to say hello. 

Emma: I honestly can't think of anything weird, just the fact they want to meet us is amazing!

Ali: I get asked if I have drugs a lot...I don't know what it is about me that says ‘he looks like a drug dealer’ as I wouldn't touch the stuff but it happens all the time. Don't do drugs!

Adi: At a festival, a fan asked if they could have a bite out of the biscuit I had already half eaten...ADI DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!

13. What do you think of your fans?

Emma: We would be nothing without them, I cannot thank them enough. It makes me so proud of what we have achieved and their support is what keeps us going 100%

Ali: I wholeheartedly love them, without them we are nothing, the gigs are nothing and the music means nothing!

Phil: 100% agree with Ali, the fans have been incredible in support for us and the live music scene, they make it all worthwhile. And it is so nice meeting so many people and making so many new friends.

Adi: Like Phil said, we love to chat with fans, promoters, and anyone who is willing to chat back and it’s great to get their feedback as we are always looking to improve and give the audience a better show every time. But after these chats, rather than just fans they feel like mates and part of a community.

14. What do you think of our site?

Emma: I feel as though any platforms that allows us to connect with people within the scene is a massive bonus. Whether that be promoters, fans, other artists...the connections you build in this industry is essential to progress and survive.

15. Something to add?

Emma: Thank you for taking the time to speak to us! Our new EP ‘Remedy’ comes out on Friday 3 April 2020 and is available on all digital platforms, please check it out and we hope to see you at a show soon!

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