How did you start?
Connor: Basically, I joined this band with this guy, and I met Kieran and Ben in that band, and we left the band and all joined together with Kelvin and Joe, because they were my friends at school.
Kelvin: What happened was Connor, Kieran and Ben were in this band called ‘Behind These Lies’ and they left that band, and me and Joe were in a band called Aspersion and then we left that and we kind of formed together because… yeah we just did.
Why did you start?
Kieran: Well we all had similar tastes in music and then we realised the difference…
Kelvin: I just wanted girls…
Connor: I wanted to smoke weed… (laughs)
Joe: Don’t say that…
Connor: My bad…
How would you classify yourselves?
Where do you want to be in 10 years?
Connor: I think we all want to be signed, and to get somewhere.
Do you get a lot of female attention?
Kieran: Yeah I got my girlfriend coz of this.
Ben: Just put yes.
Joe: I’m straight edge.
Kieran: You’re straight?
Who are you influenced by?
Connor: Asking Alexandria.
Kieran: Two door Cinema Club
Ben: It’s three doors down anyway…
Connor: What is?
Kieran: The Two Door Cinema Club.
Why do you think people should listen to you?
Connor: Because we’re better than (name removed)
Ben: They’re on the site as well…
Kieran: Why should people listen to us… because we’re good and we have meaningful lyrics.
Kelvin: We’re different, it’s different from the stuff that you usually hear at like, Bowes and we just want to stick out a bit.
Who would you say is the ‘black sheep’ of the band?
Kelvin: Nah, Connor, not me.
Kieran: Connor’s the emo.
Connor: I’m not an emo… Look at Ben, listen to his voice.
Kelvin: Well, black sheep, what the hell do you mean by black sheep?
Ben: Who is the blackest out of the band… you!
Kelvin: I think Connor coz he’s a scene kid, that’s it.
Connor: That means I still love my parents.
How do you balance school and band?
Kieran: I don’t.
Ben: Set fire to it.
Kelvin: Probably from having like a set schedule like every Tuesday and Friday that way we can fit in with the rest of our days.
Do you have any interesting stories?
Connor: There was a time, when we had an original guitarist, and his name was Peter Choowong, and he never turned up to practice, and we all lost faith in music for a bit.
Kieran: And was restored when he was replaced with me!
Kieran: Yes, that’s it.
How often do you practice?
Connor: Two times a week.
Kelvin: But during the holidays like this we’re trying to do more.
Kieran: It hasn’t really worked out.
Who is the favourite in the band?
Kelvin: Ben. I like Ben most.
Kieran: Kelvin’s the favourite man, look at him.
Who do you like most in the band though?
Kieran: Who do I like most in this band?
Kelvin: I would say Ben.
Connor: Joe’s pretty cool.
Kelvin: I think Ben’s the favourite.
Kieran: I’m the loser of the band.
Is it an aspiration of yours to go mainstream?
Kieran: Yeah I would. I wouldn’t want to sell out to do it, but…
Connor: Basically in the future we want to do gigs with All Against Nothing.
Kelvin: I wouldn’t mind going mainstream, just doing a little bit of pop.
Do you have any plans for an EP?
Connor: Yeah hopefully sometime within the next month. We’re just messing about with stuff upstairs.
Kelvin: That doesn’t sound right! (Laughter)