June 30, 2017 |

Faultlines take on the A-Z challenge!

Faultlines take on the A-Z challenge!

June 30, 2017 |



Brit melodic hardcore quintet Faultlines released their first single Breathe with their revamped line-up earlier this month. We got the band to take on our A-Z challenge so you can find out more about them!

A song that made you want to make music?

Sie: New Found Glory - Dressed To Kill

Beni: Lamb Of God - Laid To Rest 

Chris: Funeral For A Friend - Roses For The Dead

Ryan: Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Lee: Deftones - Root

Best rider you've ever had?

I don’t know about the best rider, but the most interesting rider included:

4 small tupperwares of cold pasta, half a bag of Doritos with washing line clip, and a bag of smashed of Oreos.

Luckily there was a microwave backstage, but we think something died in it.

Craziest moment you've experienced in the band?

Butserfest last year was awesome for us. To look across the stage and see each other smiling and playing the music we love was a great feeling. Especially when we got to play to a packed out tent and even though it was pouring with rain and we got soaked, it was one of the best experiences we got to share as a band.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“I’ll wait for colours to show, so they can see” from our single “Breathe”. In the end, your true colours always shine through for all to see.

Easiest song you wrote?

Our latest song “Breathe” came together really fast. It helped to have 2 brand new members with lots of energy to bring to the process.

We also had something we wanted to talk about and the music just flowed.

Favourite song in your set?

We are currently playing a unreleased new song in our live set, which is great fun to play.

It’s a banger so get yourself down to one of our upcoming shows to hear it first.

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

Spencer Sotelo from Periphery, he has an insane voice both on record and live.

Also we could do some awesome call and response between him and Ryan.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

The best advice I’ve personally every got about being in a band, is to be a people person.

Try your best to communicate in a way that is clear and always talk about problems as soon as possible.

You’re going to meet lots of people along the way from bands to promoters, fans to sound guys and even if you’ve had no sleep and haven’t slept in your own bed for a week. You need to make an effort to be your best self.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Our guitarist Benji once went on the UK quiz show Eggheads.

Bonus points if you can find it and post it on our Facebook page!

Jokes you have in the band?

On long drives in the van we play Foodlebrities, were the idea is to come up with the most food based celebrity names.

For example, a strong contender for the top spot is Tuna Melton John. Also if you can accurately guess how many tinnies Benji’s has sunk before our set you win a prize.

Our Danny Cocaine cd is a prized possession!

Key to writing a song?

Always write from experience. People know when you’re making it up or talking about something you have no knowledge of.

Write music that you’re passionate about playing and you’re proud of.

Take onboard all ideas and don’t get bogged down in one section or lyric. Keep moving and you’ll figure out what the song needs.

Longest distance you've traveled to play a show?

We once traveled from Brighton to Scotland to play a show.

Do not do that! We wasted all our fuel money from the other shows and half of the the venues sound system didn’t work.