Born in 2012, Fallen To Flux swiftly dropped their debut EP Piece By Piece, which was followed with their first tour. The release and tour provided a solid base for the emerging rock combo. The quartet then spent the next two years working together on last year’s From The Outside, Looking In EP. The record, showcasing a more developed approach to songwriting fused with a widespread appeal, saw London’s O2 Academy2 completely packed out at the EP launch show. A debut festival appearance at Camden Rocks 2015, and a second UK tour shortly after, only served to expand the crew’s dedicated fan-base right throughout Great Britain.
Check out there lyrical video for Anchored below:
Fallen To Flux are:
Oli Clipsham – Vocals & Guitar
Björn Gugu – lead Guitars & Synth
Luke Walley – Bass
Declan Brown – Drums
The rockers took on the A-Z Questionnaire Challenge and you can read their answers here…
A SONG WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO MAKE MUSIC:
Oli Clipsham – Tears Don’t Fall by Bullet For My Valentine! The rush I got hearing the intro for the first time is a feeling I’ll never forget.
Björn Gugu – I started writing music before I played guitar. I can clearly remember the piano intro of “Where Dragons Rule” by Dragonforce being the trigger.
BEST RIDER YOU HAVE EVER HAD:
Oli Clipsham – A single, large crate of beer… what could beat it?
CRAZIEST MOMENT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE BAND:
Oli Clipsham – Bjoern managing to headbang his hair into the tuning pegs of my guitar mid-set. A member of the audience had to come up and detangle us during one of the guitar solos!
DEEPEST LYRICS ONE OF YOUR SONGS FEATURES:
Oli Clipsham – “We sell our souls to the highest bid / And we encounter more thieves than we know” is my personal favourite! It features on the song “Drifting”, off our upcoming debut album.
EASIEST SONG YOU WROTE:
Oli Clipsham – “Razor’s Edge”, another one off the album, just flowed straight out. Most of our songs go through many rounds of changes, but this one has stayed pretty much the same. A pure and simple tune!
FAVOURITE SONG IN YOUR SET:
Oli Clipsham – I’ve always really enjoyed playing “Living With the Pain” – it’s a great one for getting the crowd involved and the lyrics still get me emotional (in a good way!!)
GUEST YOU’D MOST LIKE TO FEATURE ON YOUR RECORD:
Oli Clipsham – I’d love to try something a bit heavier at some point, maybe get a really raw vocalist like Caleb Schomo or Loz Taylor
HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN A BAND:
Oli Clipsham – Creating music months ahead of anyone being able to hear the final product – the suspense before releasing “Transitions” is killing us
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS:
Oli Clipsham – Three of us have a Master’s degree in science!
JOKES YOU HAVE IN THE BAND:
Oli Clipsham – Greetings that are too rude to write here…
KEY TO WRITING A SONG:
Oli Clipsham – Considering the song as a whole, rather than just a sequence of cool sounding bits
Björn Gugu – Understand what the role of each instrument is and look past the horizon of your chosen performance instrument. You will learn incredible things from other disciplines and will be more effective in incorporating new influences in your music (i.e. you’ll be inspired more often)
LONGEST DISTANCE YOU’VE TRAVELLED TO PLAY A SHOW:
Oli Clipsham – Probably our show last summer up in Glasgow, travelled up from London over a couple of days
MOST INSPIRING MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER EXPERIENCED:
Oli Clipsham – Matt Bellamy! He just writes the most ridiculously varied yet always incredible music, and is also one of the most engaging singer/guitarist frontmen I’ve ever seen. He may not speak to the crowd much, but his energy is incredible.
NEW BAND YOU’D RECOMMEND:
Oli Clipsham – I just love Press to Meco – I think the three singer format is one of the most unique things I’ve heard in a long time
Björn Gugu – Haken – It’s not necessarily the most easily digestible music, but once you get into it you won’t be able to put it down.
OPENING FOR THIS BAND WOULD BE IDEAL:
Oli Clipsham – Bullet for my Valentine
Björn Gugu – We Butter the Bread with Butter; Excrementory Grindfuckers
PLACE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO TOUR:
Oli Clipsham – Warped tour!
QUOTE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO PASS ON TO READERS:
Oli Clipsham – “It’s never too late to decide who you want to be”
REASON FOR THE TITLE OF YOUR RECENT/FORTHCOMING RELEASE:
Oli Clipsham – The lyrics on “Transitions” deal with perspective-shifting moments in life that force us to change what we believe in
SEE US LIVE AT:
June 21st – Glasgow Classic Grand
June 22nd – Manchester AATMA
June 23rd – Birmingham The Flapper
June 24th – Newcastle Jumpin Jack’s
June 25th – London Black Heart
THE OLD DAYS OF MUSIC WERE BETTER THAN THOSE CURRENT, DO YOU AGREE:
Oli Clipsham – Ish! I think the opportunities that are available for new bands now are fantastic given stuff like the internet. There’s always something to be said for the richness in old recordings of bands like The Beatles!
Björn Gugu – We have access to so much music all the time and it’s cheaper than ever to make music. I’m generally optimistic about the future, but I can see so many good things about today’s music that are usually overlooked.
Oli Clipsham – A signed curly-wurly!
VARIATIONS YOU’D LIKE TO DO ON ANY OF YOUR SONGS:
Oli Clipsham – We do this live variation of “Halo” which I really enjoy
Björn Gugu – Make any song a ragtime – I think Anchored would work well. I love musical juxtapositions
WHAT DO YOUR FANS MEAN TO YOU:
Oli Clipsham – Our fans push us to keep creating better and better music, they show us the support that we need to keep driving towards our ambitions, they turn up at shows in weird and wonderful places to show us that they care about our music… those things make them the most special group of people that we know!
X-RAYS OR ANY OTHER TREATMENTS NEEDED FOR BAND RELATED INJURIES:
Oli Clipsham – Nothing yet *touches everything wooden*
YOU’RE LATE FOR A SHOW, WHO’S FAULT IS IT:
Oli Clipsham – Dec
Björn Gugu –Dec
ZOO ANIMAL THAT BEST DESCRIBES THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BAND:
Oli Clipsham – Lemur
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