Saturday, 14 March 2009

Myspace Magic: Fly With Vampires

This week's Myspace Magic featured band are a quartet from Liverpool who, despite having formed recently are already making a name for themselves on the local music scene. Fly With Vampires might not mean to much to many a reader at the moment, but they are certainly one to keep your eyes on.

The music is excellent and worthy of a listen - there are currently two tracks on their myspace page, 'Not Wasted On The Young' and 'Tear Dried T-Shirts' which, while different in style, are easy on the ear for all discerning pop/rockers. 'Not Wasted On The Young' is a grower with an infectious guitar arrangement, while 'Tear Dried T-Shirts' is pure power-pop, and reminds me of a band called Puressence, whose album 'Only Forever' really made an impact on me when it was released.

Coinciding with Fly With Vampire's launch, then, here's what they had to say:

NME-E: Who are you and how did you come about?
FWV: We are Kieran and Phil, both on guitar and vocals, The Bear on bass and vocals and Paul on drums. We came together through the love of performing and the buzz we all get from creating new music.

NME-E: Is there a reason behind your name?
FWV: It is a modern and exciting name that stood out to us and will to others.

NME-E: Describe your sound.
FWV: It's a powerful and dramatic explosion of sound. It hits you hard!

NME-E: What are your releases to date?

FWV: It's early days yet, although we are looking to release our first single late June.

NME-E: If you could choose a band to support you, who would it be?
FWV: Editors, The Killers, White Lies and those kind of bands. We really respect them a lot. Although I would imagine we would be supporting them before they support us. haha.

If things take off, you never know.

What's your favourite album at the moment?
FWV: Fleet Foxes.

Tell us about your objectives/prospects for next 12 months.
FWV: We know we have the potential to go all the way this year. If the right person takes a chance on us i can see us being a regular on the likes of Radio 1.

For now they have made it onto nme-europe. Let's see how far they go from here!

My thanks go out to Fly With Vampires for being kind enough to answer my questions. Please show them some support and visit their myspace page and if you're in Liverpool tonight (14 March) you could do a lot worse than head to the Barfly and see them live as they support Go Faster. If it didn't involve an EasyJet flight, I'd be there too!

Last 5 NME-E Interviews:
Its A Buffalo (Manchester, UK)
The Trestles (Liverpool, UK)
Metropolitans (Liverpool, UK)
The Rackets (Liverpool, UK)
The Maybes? (Liverpool, UK)

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