We Fall Slowly recently gave us this interview
How would I describe our music?
Well that’s a tough one to crack. But I will give it a shot. Our music is what you get when you mix the best of ninetees grunge and post hardcore bands like Fugazi and At The Drive Inn. But there’s also some indie you can detect in our music. It’s really tough to answer this question because there are sometimes a lot of different styles put in one song.
Tell us about how the history of the band?
We started about 3 to 4 years ago. At first Anton (Bass) and Maarten (guitar) got together and wanted to start a Shoegaze band. But apparently it turned out quite different when the rest of us joined. We won a local band competition and then everything became more serious.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
I can not speak for everyone but these are my influences: Fugazi, Pixies, McLusky, At The Drive Inn, Mogwai, Faith No More and everything else from Mike Patton , Deftones, Biffy Clyro, Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the list can go on and on and on and on…..
What inspires you?
What inspires me most is people and choices they make, it’s fascinating you know. How is it that people make a certain choice in their live and do they think about the consequence and what effect it has got on themselves and the people around them. Also i take a lot of inspiration of choices I made when I was younger.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
Mostly I write at home on my sofa with a cup of coffee or a nice cold beer.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
My favourite song to preform live is ‘The Change’, our new single, because this song embodies the escence of the music and message we want to put out there. I could recommend to check it out on Spotify etc.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
My dream tour? That would be with Fugazi and Mclusky for sure! Too bad they stopped touring…
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
I think the music industry is in a transition period between what it was before and what it will become in the future. The media and the major labels will have less influence in the future because the power to promote and manage yourself as an artist is bigger than ever because of the information revolution. I think we will see a shift to more DIY, which is a good thing in my opinion.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Well the most memorable weird thing I now can think off is that after a show in ‘de Melkweg’ in Amsterdam me and Anton (Bass) drove around the city center of Amsterdam because we couldn’t find our way out. That was mostly because both our phones had no more battery and without decent navigation it’s a really crap city to find your way out. In the process we almost got hit by a trolley/tram because our van shut down in the middle of the rail. So yeah that was a memorable moment…
What are your future plans?
We are now working on our new live show and we are eager to hit the road again, so if you would like to see us play in your city give us a shout. Also we are working on new songs for our upcoming EP to be released at the end of 2017.