UK glam punk rockers Dead Frequency have spent the last few years building a strong and loyal fanbase through constant gigging all across the country. The trio have shared the stage with the likes of party king Andrew W.K and rising superstars Creeper. But following the November release of their Tough Tracks and Setbacks EP, it is clear to see that Dead Frequency are ones to watch and could be joining the aforementioned Creeper in the rising superstars stakes! We challenged frontman Matti Fantasi to tell us more about the band in our A-Z challenge:
A song which made you want to write music?
Gainesville Rock City – Less Than Jake
Best rider you have ever had?
Two boxes of Queen signature beer which is still sat in our fridges.
Craziest moment your experienced in the band?
Missing the first show of our first major tour due to our rental vans door coming off of its hinges within an hour of having it.
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
Everything Will Be Alright from the new EP is very personal and is about family bereavement and how you want to be the stronger person in the relationship to help overcome tough times.
Easiest song you wrote?
The Devils Dream came out pretty quick and is one of my best lyrical works to date.
Favourite song in your set?
Temptress of lies.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Probably Billie Joe Armstrong for a verse with a solo from Eddie van Halen.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Late nights and early starts for work, playing to no one, travelling a lot of miles to play to no one, the countless emails and messages that go unread or unanswered by venues, festival, promoters etc.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
James actually got us featured on itv2’s viral tap for falling off of a crate on stage.
Jokes you have in the band?
Plenty, most not suitable enough to print.
Key to writing a song?
Make it personal and express how you feel, add a good vocal melody and some singalong parts and you’ve got yourself a song.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
7 hours up and 7 back only to find out we weren’t actually on the bill and the show the next day (8 hours back the other way) had been cancelled. The first night they felt sorry for us and let us play anyway.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Bruce Springsteen hands down.
New band you’d recommend?
We supported Creeper last year and thought they were great. they seem to be really going places now and it’s great to see it. They fully deserve it.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
The obvious choice is Green Day but we’d also be happy with Kiss or Van Halen.
Place you’d most like to tour?
USA and Canada
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
‘Don’t settle on being the buzzard, spread your wings and soar like the eagle you are’ – Matti fantasi
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
We’ve had a pretty tough few years with plenty of setbacks and kind of fell like we are finally into the next chapter of the and.
See us live at?
All over the UK throughout 2017.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Going on what we listen to yes but anyone from a certain era would say the same. There are hundreds of amazing new bands out there to be discovered and loved.
Nothing unusual just a few limited run t shirts for the EP.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your tracks?
Happy hardcore versions of everything.
What do your fans mean to you?
It’s cliche but having people coming to see us and support us is one of the only reasons we still do it.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Half a tooth replacement due to part of it being hit by a guitar, various bruises, cuts and wounds. Sadly that’s part of having a high energy live show.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
James our bassist as he usually drives.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of the band?
A panda, looks like it could be great fun but in reality is lazy and just eats and sleeps all the time.