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Fourth Floor Collapse

Fourth Floor Collapse
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Interview With Dan From Fourth Floor Collapse

One of Perth’s great bands and I figured I need to know
some more about the band

Fourth Floor Collapse Website did the band form?

Rhys and Michael had known each other since primary school.
I went to high school with Michael. They had half a band
and I had half a band, so we got together in my garage, as
teenagers tend to do.

2.what were your major influnces?

Were? Geez, it’s hard to remember. Several grunge
bands and classics from the 60’s made an early
impact. Now it’s certainly all over the shop.

3.if you could have a three band bill who would they

Today, I’d pick:
The Pixies
Tom Waits

4. what is the perth music scene like?

Well there are lot of great bands. And there are a few
venues that support original music. The gig-going culture
isn’t there anymore like it used to be. It’s
hard to consistently pull big crowds.

Tough drink driving laws have hurt Perth live music,
despite saving countless lives. We don’t have such a
big inner city population or a scene that can have live
music 7 nights a week to support the huge number of band we

Perth people have to drive to gigs and some people just
find it too hard to get to venues and I think they must
just stay home. Lots will still come out for big shows

There’s an optimistic feeling around Perth that there
probably hasn’t been since the heady days of 1995
when the acronyms (MTV and REM) visited.

5. where do you think you will be in 10 years?

In a tour bus somewhere in Europe. And we’ll have
released another 6 albums. Not a bad lil’ effort for
10 years work.

6. what has been your best gig you have played so

Hard to say, there’s been some good ones. Our first
album launch is memorable – In a theatre, big crowd,
total darkness at the right times. Recently, we had a
memorable one at the Vic on the Park in Sydney that came
close to being an all time fave.

7. what australian artist or band influence the band the
most ?

I’d like to say Midnight Oil. It doesn’t quite
come across in what we do, neither are we political but
they set a pretty high standard. You Am I and Powderfinger
must also be well admired by just about any current Aussie

8. what is your favourite venue to play?

I’m really enjoying the Rosemount Hotel in Perth at
the moment. There’s a great feeling about the place,
bands look and sound great there. I think the Annandale in
Sydney is almost the perfect venue also. Great size, sound
and lights.

9. who would most like to record a song with?

Perhaps Fiona Apple. For a while it was hard to think of
anyopne better to record with than Fourth Floor Collapse,
but Fiona would add a nice counterpoint to our

10. how important is triple j for getting australian
music heard ?

It’s still very important because it has a national
reach. They’ve helped us a lot and they can still
turn a neato little band into a national touring band
almost overnight. The fact that they still have about four
times the Australian content that commercial stations do is
awesome and can’t be underestimated.

thanks for your time any last words

Thanks for talking to us and please, try the
fish…er…buy our album.

The Album From The Cold Is Out Now On Congregation
Records / MGM Distribution

Fallen Year

Fallen Year
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Interview With Adam From Fallen Year

Fallen Year did the band form?

adam: matt and i were in bands together when we were
younger and paul was in this band called “dilan dog” and
eventually i was asked to drum for them. dilan dog was a
pretty big name locally so i was so pumped about the idea.
then our bass player left so matt was called in because i
played in bands with him and knew he was a good guy and
could pull his own weight… so the three of we’re in
“dilan dog” together with a variety of fourth members
(second guitarists) including erik hughes from “moneen”…
eventually we changed the name to “fallenyear” because we
wanted a fresh start taking ourselves away form the old
days of “dilan dog”. now we’re the three ugly guys you see
us as today.

2.what band made you want to go out and play

adam: for me personally, it was a bunch of bands. it
started out as bands like green day to start playing drums
and stuff but it was when i saw really good local shows
where the bands were going nuts to get me in bands and
playing live. i could list the bands but they are all
either very local or not around anymore. but to label it as
one band would be wrong, it was a combination of so many
things around me that made me want to play music.

3.if you could have a three band bill who would they

adam: including us? i would personally choose… coldplay,
at the drive-in (r.i.p.), fallenyear
NOT including us… i would choose coldplay, at the
drive-in, brand new

4. what music do you class yourselves as?

adam: it’s hard to label ourselves as something. usually
when we do interviews and stuff the interviewer likes to
use words like “emo”, “punk”, “melodic”, “techy”… so i
would say a mixture of all of those. that makes no sense
but that’s about as good as i can get when labelling our
music. sorry man. haha

5. where do you think you will be in 10 years?

adam: hopefully still playing as a band continuing to tour.
hopefully covering more continents and different places in
general. but to use a comment in the words of “mitch
where do we see ourselves in 10 years?
celebrating the 10 year anniversary of you asking us this

6. what has been your best gig you have played so

adam: there’s been a lot of great ones. i know it’s not
considered one show exactly but our tour in the eastern
coast of canada with our best friends “moneen” was so much
fun. going on ferry rides and playing shows to amazing
crowds and just being able to spend that much time with
your friends is always amazing… so i would pick any show
on that moneen tour.

7. if you were on the simpsons where would it

adam: if we could play in any place in the simpsons, i
would choose moe’s tavern. being able to say we shared the
stage with “aerosmith” would be amazing… and hopefully
mrs. krabapple would steal my drumsticks and make me get
them from her in sexual ways… mm mm mm

8. what your fav type of soft drink?

adam: wow, weird! i don’t drink diet pop anymore because of
aspertame but i would choose mountain dew. gotta do the
dew. that stuff lowers your sperm count so much i heard.

9. who would most like to record a song with?

adam: coldplay is my favourite band in the world and i
really idolize them as musicians. being able to recorda
song with them and having chris martin sing on a track i am
on as well would be a huge honour and totally unreal.

10. what is your favourite movie?

adam: i was having a talk about this with my sister tonight
and how i should categorize my favourite movies instead of
having a general top 5… it’s so tough but i guess “that
thing you do” or “frequency” or “the blair witch project”
or “old school” or “almost famous” or “memento” or a
billion others. see? sorry

adam nimmo – caldwell bookings <> fallenyear

Out Of Reach

Out Of Reach
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Interview With Out Of Reach

Out Of Reach Website did the band form?

we all grew up together, went to same schools and hung out
all the time,we all really loved music and we wanted to
learn how to play our favorite songs so we all picked up an
instrument,and then after the years of messing around with
different projects we all got together and started Out Of

2.what were your major influnces?

well when we 1st got into music it was Nirvana,but now we
are all influenced by some of our favorite bands,Shai
Hulud,Evergreen Terrace,Foo Fighters, NOFX.

3.if you could have a three band bill who would they

Totally it would be our friends Love,Hope,and Fear,
Countdown to Life and The Nerve Agents

4. what music do you class yourselves as?

I guess its uhh… Melodic Hardcore…

5. where do you think you will be in 10 years?

I have no idea thats a scary question…I’ll be 30 so
hopefully i’ll have a family and a cool house a dog and ya’
know the good stuff

6. what has been your best gig you have played so

So far it was with Cutlass and Countdown to life, there was
so many people trying to dance at the same time it was like
one hudge movement, and these guys were doing backflips off
the stage into the pit, it was the best feeling
ever…….ahhhh good times!

7. what made you want to go out and play

Ever since I can remember I wanted to play, it would have
to be from going to shows,and we would have so much fun it
felt like freedom from all the drama in life.

8. so any new releases in the pipeline?

yes! we have our 1st full length coming out in march 2004
its titled “under this burning sky” it has 10 songs and you
can get it on our website

9. who would most like to record a song with?

Henry Rollins,Evergreen Terrace

10. if you could be on the simpsons where would the band

In Ned Flanders House, mosh right in the living room!