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Growing up I was a huge fan of Stewart Copeland (the Police) but as time goes on I have embraced a greater respect for Steve White (The Style Council, Paul Weller band & The family Silver) Craig Blundell (an ex-Marine bugler mate and top session Player) Dave McCluskey (The Quireboys, The Union) and the attack drumming of the sadly departed John Bradbury (The Specials)
As ever, the staff at MCM worked hard all weekend long to ensure that the event ran smoothly, and all the attendees were got their monies worth. And when you see tiny kids barely two feet tall running around as Rey, or Wonderwoman, and adults embracing their nerdier side dressing in Wookie costumes, and Gandalf, it certainly was a successful weekend. I’ll leave you now with the best costume we seen all week: Masterchef.
Gary has been active in the Scottish music scene for a while now, with an 8year run in Solution and 5 years with the mighty Beltur. He also turns his hand to producing videos as well - including Beltur’s ’up until now’ documentary .
Gas - tell us a bit about role in the band and how you came to be part of it. Also can you give us a glimpse of your musical journey so far.
Zal - (wry laugh) Oh.... what sort of charity, to save the world, that sort of thing? I don't think we could create the amount of energy and enthusiasm to play, certainly I don't think I could. When I left and we pulled the plug on it last time, I felt we'd run out of creative energy and run out of all kinds of things, in terms of, where are we going to go with this. I felt as if I was going to become a tribute to myself, and I thought, I'm not going to do that, just turning up and playing Midnight Moses and dance to Delilah every night. I needed to move on from that. So, I would be hard pushed to say yes or no to that , but I'd tend towards saying no.
Earlier, on this very website, both Baz and John reviewed the excellent Glasgow show starring the Melvins and Redd Kross (Here is the article link here!), but not only did they grab a review of the night, they got to chat to The Melvins too! So check out what they had to say below;
After our consultation with registered bands a few weeks ago, we opted to change some of the things we do at NHC MUSIC, and one of those changes that we implimented was to start showcasing a band, or act of the month. We thought the first time we did this it would be a hard choice, but to be honest, it wasn't really a hard choice at all. We opted for Fallen Arches to be our first act of the month, and the three main reasons for that are below. This is the same three choices we will use to identify all our bands of the month from now on, and we will have an article for each one of those choices in good time. For now though, it's Fallen Arches;
The sound in the SWG is great as usual, you can even hear the vocals clearly. It’s definitely becoming my favourite venue in Glasgow. All in all this was a brilliant night and a definite contender for gig of the year! Tomorrow we have an interview going live starring the Melvins too, so keep yer eyes peeled for it!
Wiggy: it’s been going really well thanks! We’re nearly finished our album, we only have a few more songs to record so hopefully it’ll be finished in the next few months. We have a brand new song called Flies on the Ceiling inspired by a brilliant Love and Rockets comic of the same name by Jaime Hernandez, and we had fun being as loud as possible for that one.
CALLUM - In The Naked Feedback I’ve assumed the role of lead guitar in our recent songs. But between me and Dean (Lead Singer/ Guitarist), we do like to switch it up depending what is happening in the song. If Dean is singing more then I will tend to take more of the lead lines, or if I am running a few more effects or Dean has an interesting guitar line, then he takes the lead. The majority of the time we see that we have two guitars so we try and utilise them as much as possible.
We were clear from the start that we didn’t just want to churn out the same album as the previous one. Having said that, there wasn’t really any pressure and the songs came fairly quickly. Fortunately, my dad has been involved in music for a while now and knows a lot of people and was able to identify which players would be best suited to making a contribution. All those parts you mentioned were done latterly and in different studios but the basic song parts were pretty much recorded in our house.