Essex-based post-hardcore quintet Far From History released their brand new EP ‘Gallows Hill’ on 19th August, on the back of this release they did a little interview us.

How would you describe your music?

Our music is a gateway to channel emotions that we are going through or what we see people go through in day to day life. Its a way to let out negative energy and stay positive through tough situations.

Tell us about how the history of the band?

Well tony went to a show to see Ed & Paul’s band play called If All Else Fails and somehow managed to get a short set playing the acoustic guitar after them. Ed and Paul recognised Tony’s singing skill and wanted him to be in a band with them. So they started a new band. Tony got invited to an audition and was accepted with open arms. At the next practice Tony brought Rudi along because we needed another guitar player and he was one of Tonys and Ed’s closest friend and loved metal but funnily enough scared Paul cause he wore body warmers and look like a hard man, hahaha! Rudi being in the band just made sense! We would then continue to practice in Paul’s shed at the of his garden for two years…straight. NO BREAKS! Haha! We a few gigs here and there until we got Aidan in. Tony found it stressful to play lead guitar and vocal at the same time because it affected the movement on stage for him so Aidan was brought into the family and the rest is history!

What are you influences/ musical heroes?

Bands like Killswitch Engage, Slipknot, Trivium, Fear Factory, Korn, Linkin Park, Parkway Drive, Thy Art Is Murder, Landscapes, Volumes, A Day To Remember, Betraying The Martyr, For The Fallen Dreams, Hacktivist, Neck Deep, Cane Hill, Periphery & Issues! WE love all types of music! We feel that really show with the versatility that we have when writing our own material!

What inspires you?

Other artists doing what we love and putting in the effort. There’s something about a solid work ethic that inspires us because it takes a worlds amount of commitment and strength!

Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?

Well… it all used to happen in the bedroom. Hahaha! It all used to be done in Rudi’s room whilst playing Mario Kart! Now days we all write our own songs then go to a practice studio and work on them together! We still jam out and write songs together whilst playing games whenever we can! The best material comes to mind when you are relaxed.

What is your favourite song to perform live?

That is a hard one… FreeFall is a good bouncy, sing along song that wakes people and ourselves up but at the moment Shockwave Asylum would definitely be our favourite to play live!

What would be your dream tour to be a part of?

Being on tour with Parkway Drive, Killswitch engage, Cane Hill, Volumes, Bullet For My Valentine. There are so many bands we would have fun touring with!

What are you current thoughts on the music industry?

All we can say its a dog eat dog world out there. The music industry has tightened in the last couple of years. Its made it very hard for smaller bands to get that exposure and to get the right shows. Nothing is impossible though Its about creating a formula, patience, dedication and concentration to seize the moment to get your foot in the door!

What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?

We have to say Plymouth with our friends in Satellites. Tony being Tony, decided to do some pole dancing! Paul and Rudi decided to try as many stupid stunts they could possibly do in the Hotel room, Aidan and Ed were wondering the wastelands of Plymouth with some of the dudes in Satellites… there’s so much more but the visions are blurry… hahaha!

What are your future plans?

Right now we’ve just released ‘Gallows Hill’, which you can find on any online store, iTunes, Spotify etc, which we are dead pleased with! In september we are hitting the road around the UK to tour the hell out of the EP with our friends A Room Swept White! Then it will be back to the studio to get something very special ready for you for next year!

We hope that in the future we can become a household name! We can see it now, James Brown, Micheal Jackson, Far From History & Jamiroquai!

About The Author

Always on the lookout for new music, Jo has an eclectic taste from 80's synth pop to black metal. Music creates many emotions and memories for Jo, using it as a soundtrack to her life. She en devours to absorb music, using it to inspire her creative works.

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