Red Bull Studios X Download : Interview With A Mouth Full of Matches

Potted history of the band…

Mark: Helen Jane and I met Tom at University and with our love of passionate music we decided to start a band together. Later on we auditioned for a drummer, and on the first audition we found our drummer, Steven!

Mission statement of the band?

Tom: To put your passion where you mouth is.

Mark: To inspire and connect various people everywhere through our love of music! To put passion and energy into everything we do from writing to performing!

Dream collaboration?

Tom: I would love to work with Hans Zimmer, just to see how he works and what he could do with our music, I’d find it extremely interesting and inspiring!

Mark: Hans Zimmer would be awesome to collaborate with!

Stage you’d most like to play?

Jane: Download Festival main stage or Rock Am Ring would be epic!

Tom: Download Festival main stage or go on Vans warped tour USA! That would be amazing!

Mark : Download! Such a well known festival would be amazing to perform at!

Recently played on your iPods?

Helen: Haim!

Jane: Alot of Deftones and also Hammock 

Tom: I’ve Been listening to Young Guns and Placebo recently

Mark: A big mix of Epica and Chthonic recently

Song that changed your life or made you want to go into music…

Mark: I’d say Plug In Baby by Muse is the song that really got me into music and got me to pick up a guitar.

Jane: I was in a  history lesson in high school, my friend and I were getting bored, so we decided to share an earphone each…he put on Metallica’s The Black Album,I had never heard anything like it before, I loved it!  Safe to say it was the best and most valuable history lesson of my life!

Tom: I think the entire Hybrid theory album did it for me. Just how powerful it was and the guitar sound made me want to make music like it.

Favourite lyric (by another artist)?

Helen: ”Arise and be all that you dreamed”- Flyleaf,Arise.

Tom: “Hello here I am, and here we go life is waiting to begin” -Angels and Airwaves, The Adventure.

Mark: ”Don’t forget you’re able to design your own universe” – Design Your Universe by Epica.

Jane:  ”I still recall the taste of your tears. Echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears. My favorite dreams of you still wash ashore.Scraping through my head ’till I don’t want to sleep anymore.”-  Nine Inch Nails, Something I Can Never Have.

Best lyric from one your songs? 

Jane: ”Our eyes speak loud of the fires inside,let’s push the danger in us,have the time of our lives. Let’s Burn Beautiful 

Helen: ”Show me heart filled with passion,show me veins that love.” – Ink My Soul

Tom: ”Let’s run fast into the dark with nothing but the fires in our hearts to light the way…”- Let’s Burn Beautiful

Who would you most like to tour with and why?

Tom: It would be an absolute dream to tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars or Linkin Park, I remember watching “LP live in Texas” DVD and just thinking “those guys are killing it! I want to do that!”

Jane: AC/DC because they are absolute legends, and I would party every single night to their set!

Mark: I’d love to share the stage with Epica, seeing them put so much into their sound and performance, it’d definitely be an epic tour to remember.

Most likely headline to accompany a story about your band

Tom: Most times HAIMs album is played in tour van!-Helen absolutely loves them!

Least likely headline……

Tom: “AMFOM breaks up” we have more of a family bond with each other, our dreams are so important to us and it constantly drive us on.

Sum up your sound in one sentence…

Tom:  A very moving powerful experience.

An interesting fact about each member….

Steven:I’m an in-training audio engineer/producer! Looking to produce Rock, Metal, and Hardcore.

Helen: I do freelance design work,mainly for band apparel and music albums,my work is on here!

Tom: I have a strong love for candles and fairy lights, mood lighting is the best. It’s probably a bit worrying, I’m very in touch with my feminine side!

Jane:  I also have a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration

Mark: I’m also a games programmer in my spare time and I’m hoping to soon release a free AMFOM themed game.

Dream rider requests….

Jane: A massive heated swimming pool in the backstage area with an inflatable assault course!

Helen:  Lots and lots of goji berries and chocolate soya milk!

Tom: Ooo I’d probably have dozen frozen yoghurt fruit smoothies and loads of Gold chocolate bars! If you haven’t tried one you haven’t lived!

Mark: – Chocolate milk, lots and lots of it!

If we play download we will be…jumping around in excitement for days! It will be something that we will never forget and I know we would go absolutely mental on that stage! 

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