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INTERVIEW: The Calm Fiasco

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi, very well, thanks for having us.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “She Said”?

If you’ve heard our previous stuff she said is very different from anything we’ve done. It’s still the same 2 vocals, 2 guitars, bass & drums but we wanted to sound more grown up. Wait until you hear the single Lose Control.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

We’re always listening to music & taking inspiration from other bands/artists & I think it subconsciously influences you when you’re writing. We never aim to sound like anybody it’s very organic in the studio.

The single comes off your new EP The Fear – what’s the story behind the title?

Let’s just say we were out a lot when we were making this EP. We must have came up with the title on a Sunday night.

How was the recording and writing process?

When you’re writing in the house alone you never know how it’s going to sound in the studio or whether or not the boys will like it. Basically I’ll take down a song or a part of it & play it to them. We then dissect it & play about with it. We used to settle for a track once we had it at an OK level but were more experimental now & it really shows on The Fear.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

With lyrics I might just be in a conversation & somebody will say something & I’ll make a note of it on my phone. My phone is full of all these random notes. When I’m writing it might just all snowball from  a line or other times I’m bouncing my head off the wall trying to think of something. I have no idea what I’m writing about most of the time.

What role does Phoenix play in your music?

We’re all big Phoenix fans & we’re really flattered with the comparisons we’ve been hearing. Again we never aimed to sound like them but we won’t argue with that.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’ve got things brewing behind the scenes but sworn to secrecy at this stage I’m afraid – watch this space.

What else is happening next in The Calm Fiasco’s world?

Keep doing what we do best and hopefully doing it to a bigger audience.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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