Altered Sky Take On The A-Z Questionnaire Challenge!

Altered Sky took on the A-Z Questionnaire challenge with the questions provided by Gareth Rooke. Featuring; Dave Grohl, Lions and chasing Seagulls!

The band formed in 2010 and have played venues up and down the country including sharing the stage supporting the likes of We Are The In Crowd and The Wonder Years. Last year the band launched their second EP Stop and Live and they’re finally ready to release their debut full length album later this year. There debut album was Recorded in Cardiff’s famous Longwave Studios, and was produced by Romesh Dodangoda who has worked with the likes of Twin Atlantic, Bullet For My Valentine, The Blackout, Funeral For A Friend. Altered Sky are Ana Nowosielska, Amy Blair, Richard Passe and Ross Archibald.

The lyrical video for Bury it All from the forth coming debut album is available to watch here This video features sketches by the fans of the band. The single will be available on 20th July 2015 and below their answer the A-Z interview!

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:

Everything on Blink-182 – Enema of the State! Still the best album of all time!

Best Rider You have Ever Had:

A cello (or double bass?) in the dressing room! Also the time we played in Ireland and we were put up in a wedding guesthouse – that was sweet!

Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

Every day on tour something crazy happens – usually involving Ana chasing seagulls.

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

“But if you could see me now, you know I’d never leave you. I will make you proud, cos you know I believe you’ll fly…”

Easiest Song You Wrote:

Say It Again – once Ana had the initial idea, the whole song came together in one night.

Favourite Song In Your Set:

Where I Belong – it’s a proper party song and great fun for us to jump around to on stage.

Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On Your Record:

Jared Leto!

Hardest Thing About Being In A Band:

Having to keep secrets! We have SOOOO much cool stuff in the works that we just can’t tell you about yet!

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:

Ana isn’t real – she’s actually three owls standing on top of each other wearing a big coat.

Jokes You Have In The Band:

Anything from Still Game – singing Winston’s Scotch Corner song every time we pass Scotch Corner is essential.

Key To Writing a Song:

Have a story in your head that you want to tell. If you have a powerful idea, the lyrics and melody will come from there.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:

Edinburgh to Swansea overnight for our first ever show outside of Scotland.

Most Inspiring Musician You’ve Ever Experienced:

Dave Grohl – as well as being lovely, it seems he’s indestructable too.

New Band You’d Recommend:

Out tour buddies Speaking In Shadows! Can’t wait to hit the road with them!

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:

Playing at The Warped Tour in the US would be incredible!

Place You’d Most Like To Tour:

South America or the Far East would be incredible! There’s a huge appitite for music there, and the fans all seem crazy!

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers:

“Don’t stop, never give up. Hold your head high and reach the top” ~Gandhi

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release:

Bury It All is about putting your differences with someone behind you and remembering what made you friends in the first place.

See Us Live At:

Bury It All Tour

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The Old Days Of Music Were Better Than Those Current, do you agree:

Nope! Right now is an amazing time to be a band – it’s easier than ever to reach people all over the world.

Unusual Merchandise:

Ana sometimes makes phone cases and necklaces – you need to ask her nicely for one.

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:

If we get bored at rehearsals, sometimes we do swing versions of our songs… they’re NEVER getting released though!

What Do Your Fans Mean To You:

Everything. We’d not be a band at all if it wasn’t for them.

X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries:

None – we’ve been really lucky so far!

You’re late for a show, who’s fault is it:

We’ve never been late for a show! But if we were, it would probably be because Ana got distracted chasing seagulls.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band:

LION! Although they really shouldn’t be in zoos.

Gareth Rooke

July 14, 2015

Hi I'm Gareth, A foolish Welshman that has found himself living in Scotland. I adore live music and this all started back in University when a friend dragged me along to my first gig and I saw Travis. From then on I spent a lot of time going to see bands from rubbish uni bands that had formed one drunken night to the mighty Blur. When I finished uni there was a 10 year gap between gigs (long story). Now though, on any given day of the week I can be found in the venues of Glasgow. With regards to my music taste I love anything with great lyrics and heavy drums. When I was younger (and still am) I was obsessed with a band called Alisha's Attic.
When not at a gig I will be found at my computer playing games like Prison Architect, Hearthstone and Wolfenstein.

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