Following the release of ‘Vertical Love‘, we asked Selfish Things to tell us more about themselves using our A-Z challenge!
A SONG WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO MAKE MUSIC:
Jesus Christ – Brand New.
BEST RIDER YOU HAVE EVER HAD:
Jokingly requested lobster tails and shucked oysters – got them somehow???
CRAZIEST MOMENT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE BAND:
Either being on the last flight out of Florida during Hurricane Matthew after finishing the EP in 2016, or driving through huge forest fires on the way to start the Simple Plan tour in August 2017. We had to wear ventilator masks with the windows down because our AC broke on the 2nd day of tour. Our breaks would smoke out every hour from the heat + stress of the hills so we were buying 4L bottles of water at gas stations and had to pour them onto the break pads to stop them from melting. Was terrifying as fuck.
DEEPEST LYRICS ONE OF YOUR SONGS FEATURES:
Not sure – I feel like any artist who considers themselves to be deep is an ego case/automatically contrived.
EASIEST SONG YOU WROTE:
FAVOURITE SONG IN YOUR SET:
GUEST YOU’D MOST LIKE TO FEATURE ON YOUR RECORD:
Hayley Williams or Post Malone.
HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING IN A BAND:
Smelling like shit on tour while living/breathing/sometimes sleeping in a 15 seat passenger van.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS:
Cam can eat ghost peppers/reaper peppers without dying. Burton looks airbrushed but doesn’t use any skin products (definitely handsome).
JOKES YOU HAVE IN THE BAND:
Blaming everything on our rhythm guitarist, Cam. He’s the youngest so it kind of naturally falls into place. Anything from the weather to something going wrong with the van – even the people we work with get in on it, haha (love you Cam).
KEY TO WRITING A SONG:
LONGEST DISTANCE YOU’VE TRAVELLED TO PLAY A SHOW:
4396km to start the Simple Plan tour in Vancouver.
MOST INSPIRING MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER EXPERIENCED:
Wade MacNeil from AOF. DJ Whiteshadow. Tricky Stewart.
NEW BAND YOU’D RECOMMEND:
OPENING FOR THIS BAND WOULD BE IDEAL:
Taking Back Sunday.
PLACE YOU’D MOST LIKE TO TOUR:
QUOTE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO PASS ON TO READERS:
Heavy is the head that wears the crown.
REASON FOR THE TITLE OF YOUR RECENT/FORTHCOMING RELEASE:
Every time you fall in love you give away a piece of your heart.
SEE US LIVE AT:
Across North American this March-May. “Potentially” some UK summer dates that I’m not allowed to talk about yet.
THE OLD DAYS OF MUSIC WERE BETTER THAN THOSE CURRENT, DO YOU AGREE:
No. We make less money, but more competition and more accessible platforms = more innovation. People who say the “old days” were the better days are the kids who peaked in high school.
Discount fidget spinners.
VARIATIONS YOU’D LIKE TO DO ON ANY OF YOUR SONGS:
A 5 piece polka-rap version of Hangman.
WHAT DO YOUR FANS MEAN TO YOU:
As much as we mean to them.
X-RAYS OR ANY OTHER TREATMENTS NEEDED FOR BAND RELATED INJURIES:
YOU’RE LATE FOR A SHOW, WHO’S FAULT IS IT:
ZOO ANIMAL THAT BEST DESCRIBES THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BAND: