August 17, 2017 |

Fortify take on the A-Z challenge!

Fortify take on the A-Z challenge!

August 17, 2017 |

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Following the announcement of their new EP Valhalla (October 27), we asked Essex 'easycore' quintet Fortify to take on our A-Z challenge! Anna Louise and Jamie Smith take us on a journey through their world!

A song that made you want to make music?

We all have different music taste, so there is no real answer to this. We all have at least 2 songs that made us fall in love with making music.

Best rider you've ever had?

Free beer has always gone down well

Craziest thing you've experienced in the band?

Our EP preview show was mental, we had a limited amount of signed copies of the CD’s to sell, I think it was like 50, and they sold out within the first hour, about 2 hours before we were due to go on stage. The venue was absolutely packed, and the crowd response was out of this world during our set. The regulars were singing along to every song, it was intense, and extremely fun!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

And I will burn with everyone around me and they will learn to not harm the unworthy – Survivors

Or

And if you call me At 4 am I'll be there No matter what Even if you are scared. I will comfort you; I will be there for you – Strangers

Easiest song you wrote?

Probably What About Us, it's straight to the point and easy to understand what it's about. Everyone can relate to the song no matter what age the listener is.

Favourite song in your set?

Strangers or Survivors, depending which member you ask.

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

Maria Brink - In This Moment

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Putting up with the drummer being a diva in rehearsals or coming to a full band decision on things quickly, mainly because of our work schedules clashing

Interesting fact about one of your members?

One of us has a third nipple…. Not telling you who, you have to guess….

Jokes you have in the band?

We call Billy Daddy and Charlie Mummy... for many reasons.

Key to writing a song?

Teamwork with an excessive amount of patience and understanding

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

I’m not really sure, I’d say between 20-30 miles