The Final Clause of Tacitus take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here its the turn of The Final Clause of Tacitus to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

(Hed) P.E Boom (How you like that)

Best rider you’ve ever had?

We got a fantastic curry and beers for us once, but jumping around on stage afterwards made us feel pretty sick!

Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?

Matt head banging on the way to a gig and crashing his car into the back of someone at a roundabout. Oops.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

I can’t talk to you; you’ve heard all I have to say, I guess that’s the price we all pay. Knowing that we may never see another day, I’m picking up the pieces, but can’t hold them together, I’m deceiving myself, just to feel better, You’re in my thoughts like an unopened letter, Under my skin like a splinter, Now that you’re gone, every season feels like winter”

Easiest song you wrote?

Bad for your health – We just jammed and made the song in like 10 mins.

Favourite song in your set?

We all have a different one I’m sure, but ‘Without Resolve‘ is a big fave song to get hyped too, and of course our cover of Jump Around. never fails to get the party started.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Zack Dela Rocha

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Financing stuff and also travelling 100’s miles to only play in front of 6 people.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Tom our guitarist is a physics and maths tutor.

Jokes you have in the band?

I like fucking with Andy on stage, jumping on his back or sticking my fingers in mouth (accidentally)

Key to writing a song?

Try and not over think it. Sometimes if it feels good, it probably is good!

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show? 

Up to fucking Carlisle, and because Andy is a driving machine. He drove up 6 hours, played the gig and drove back 6 hours. I just got drunk and slept the whole way. brilliant.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced? 

Flea – he gives no fucks at all and he’s all about the entertainment.

New band you’d recommend?

Go check out our boys in ‘Mother Vulture’. I see big things for them. We even feature Geaorgi from them on one of our tracks on the new EP.

Opening for this band would be ideal? 

Rage Against the Machine. They’re the big dogs!

Place you’d most like to tour? 

Germany or America or even Japan would be a blast.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers? 

“Be excellent to each other and party on”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

It’s a tongue in cheek way of saying stupid music for serious people. Which of course, it’s definitely not that.

See us live at? 

Face Bar in Reading on 21st August!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Hell yes.

Unusual merchandise? 

We have lots of unusual merchandise but our favourite is the ‘Hip flask’

Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs? 

We are actually working on a couple remixes of our songs at the mo. I just did a cool remix of Without Resolve.

What do your fans mean to you? 

We probably wouldn’t still be going if it wasn’t for them. Our shows, when the place kicks off. it’s electric.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries? 

Not yet, but between Toms bad back and Andy falling off stages, we will be there soon.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it? 

Andy or Tom. They’re both shit.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band? 

Would have to be an elephant because of our tune ‘War Elephant‘ Go check it out!

Elizabeth Birt

June 1, 2021

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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