A song that made you want to make music?
Busted – What I Go To School For.
Best rider you’ve had?
The Walkers multi-pack bags of crisps that Danny provided us for HomeTown Festival.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Getting playlisted by Kerrang and Spotify.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Not sure about individual lyrics but as a whole Ghosts or X.
Easiest song you wrote?
Depends on the definition of “easy”. Reason and Escape To LA are extremely easy to play but Solid Ground had the easiest writing process.
Favourite song in your set?
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Lucas Woodland from Holding Absence, he’s got an incredible voice.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Time and money, it’s extremely demanding of you on both fronts.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
I (Luke) may have met Jez inadvertently years ago as I used to be a football referee and Jez played for a team I would have refereed.
Jokes you have in the band?
Not many that are suitable for print! Mitch’s height maybe…
Key to writing a song?
Needs to have a good hook, a memorable chorus and be fun to play.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Selby for Pop-Punk Pile-Up.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Charlie Simpson. Great voice, can play a variety of instruments to a high standard, is in both the band that made me want to start playing music in Busted and also one of my favourite bands of all time in Fightstar.
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Bowling For Soup.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Alcohol. The cause and solution to a number of life’s problems.
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
The band was on “solid ground” at the time due to the new lineup and the title felt fitting.
See us live at?
More shows are coming soon!
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
No, there’s far more opportunity now than there has ever been for bands.
None from us but the strangest I’ve seen is Rammstein‘s box set that contains lubricant, handcuffs and 6 dildos modelled on the band members’ own penises. Safe to say we will not be releasing our own version of this.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Already happening. With the line-up changes some of the older songs sound quite different now and we plan to re-record a couple when we come to album two.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are extremely important to us and to any band. They can make or break you because they are the ones that invest their time, attention and money into what you have created.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Some ointment for Jez’s bruised pride when he fell backwards over his guitar case at practice a little while ago, or when he fell over a cable at Pop-Punk Pile-Up trying to get to the microphone.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
A band is never late, nor are they early, they arrive precisely when they mean to! (Probably Danny).
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
A hyperactive monkey.