The Fireflys take on the 10 Questions!
Where did your band name come from?
The Rob Zombie film “The Devils Rejects” The family of killers are called the grammatically incorrect “The Fireflys” which in turn are named after a Marx brothers film “Duck Soup”. The film really struck a chord with me (The Devils Rejects) it was so visceral and terrifying and mostly shot in broad daylight which I think is quite unusual for a horror. I believe there’s a sequel in the works too called “ 3 from hell” so 2018 is definitely a great year for Fireflys.
What made you want to get into music?
I discovered classic albums like Appetite for destruction, Ten, Nevermind, Definitely Maybe & BloodSugarSexMagik when I was around 14 back in ‘94 and they totally changed my life, I just wanted to form a band, write songs and play guitar, to me it’s never mattered about success I’ve just always wanted to create music and play in a band.
Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
The 02 academy in Liverpool is probably my favourite venue to play, we’ve played there 4 times in total and every time the crowd have been incredibly receptive to our music. It’s always incredible playing a wonderful city such as Liverpool.
One band/artist you’d love to support?
City & Colour, I think we’d go down great at their shows plus I’d love to chat to Dallas about songwriting and recording techniques, he’s definitely my favourite songwriter of the last 10 years.
What’s the greatest love song ever written?
Without a doubt “There is a light that never goes out” by the Smiths, I absolutely love the way the song makes death seem quite arbitrary, it definitely romanticists it and it’s absolute melancholy at its finest. Morrissey’s lyrics married to marrs guitars are just so ethereal and moving. To this day That song gets me. It will never lose its potency as a bittersweet love song.
The best album that you’ve heard this year?
Although he’s far from a new artist I’ve been really getting into Bruce Springsteen of late and his chapter & verse album is incredible, I don’t know why it’s taken me 38 years to get my brain to unlock to Bruce but I’m having a great journey through his records.
Most overrated band/artist of all time?
Ed Sheeran for me, his enormity baffles me, I find his songs his voice his production entirely bland. Everyone absolutely adores him but it’s not my cup of tea for sure. He seems a lovely bloke but his music just makes me turn off.
What was the last song you streamed on Spotify?
My friend Neil sent me a link to CSN&Y’s deja vu album and I’ve been listening to it everyday. It’s currently on “Helpless” as we speak.
Which three artists/bands should we be looking out for? (Musically not for Criminal Offences)
The Slow Readers club are currently making huge sounds right now, I’ve followed them for a while and am so happy they’re breaking through. Definitely City & Colour who are huge in Canada but largely unknown over here and I think Rival Bones are going to be huge too.
What do you want to accomplish next as a band?
I just want people to enjoy our upcoming 5th album “Only Us, Northern Lights” which will be out in the coming months, and I look forward to playing the album live too.
Just would like to say thanks once again to The Fireflys for taking the 10 Questions on. Make sure you follow them and check out their music!
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