Sunday, 29 September 2013

COME CLOSER: Our interview with Glasgow's Reckless Abandon!

1 - What was your earliest musical memory and what pushed you towards pursuing a career in the music industry?
"We all used to listen to the likes of Busted and McFly, so we were all individually inspired to start music from a young age."
2 - Had you been involved in any other band prior to Reckless Abandon?
"Ryan was in a band called A.I.R. for about three years."
3 - How did Reckless Abandon begin?
"Cameron approached Ryan as he wanted to start a band that played indie type music. They then asked Calum to play guitar with them. After a while we had a few covers down and things went from there really."
4 - Where did the name Reckless Abandon come from?
"The name is a lyric from the song 'Sweet Disposition' by The Temper Trap, a song we're all into."
5 - How would you describe the sound of Reckless Abandon?
"Indie rock, quite heavy but not quite as heavy as bands like Twin Atlantic or Biffy Clyro."
6 - Do you have any rituals before you go on stage?
"At our first gig the song 'Chocolate' by The 1975 was playing over the PA before we went on and since then we always listen to it before performing."
7 - Any live dates coming up?
"We're going to be playing The Garage (Attic) on Friday the 11th of October, it's really important that we have a good crowd there because we have been offered the opportunity to support Little Comets in Edinburgh, and the more people we get at The Garage, the better our chance of getting to support Little Comets." 
8 - Any new songs in the pipeline?
"We don't have any tracks recorded yet but do have a few original songs and are hoping to record an EP and hopefully release it in 2014."
9 - When can fans be expecting the next release?
"Because we're hoping to record a demo soon we won't be releasing anything anytime soon, but we want to record an EP and hopefully release it in 2014."
10 - Who would be your dream collaboration?
"David Bowie, he's a big influence for us and we all really respect his musical talent."
11 - Who would be in your dream supergroup?
"Keith Moon on drums, Jimi Hendrix on guitar, Nick O'Maley on bass and Morrissey on vocals."
1 - Favourite Beatle?
Ryan: "Harrison."
Calum: "Harrison."
Cameron: "Lennon."
2 - Favourite band?
Ryan: "Peace."
Calum: "Biffy Clyro."
Cameron: "Arctic Monkeys."
3 - Favourite new band?
Ryan: "Swim Deep."
Calum: "The 1975."
Cameron: "Superfood."
4 - Favourite song?
Ryan: "Best of Friends by Palma Violets."
Calum: "Kids From Kibble and The Fist of Light by Biffy Clyro."
Cameron: "My Number by Foals."
5 - Favourite album?
Ryan: "Abbey Road by The Beatles."
Calum: "Blackened Sky by Biffy Clyro."
Cameron: "In Love by Peace."
6 - Vinyl, CD or download?
Ryan: "Vinyl."
Calum: "Download."
Cameron: "Vinyl."
7 - Style icon?
Ryan: "Matt Smith."
Calum: "Justin Young."
Cameron: "Harrison Koisser."
8 - Favourite clothing brand?
Ryan: "Topman."

Calum: "Puma."
Cameron: "Fred Perry."
9 - Favourite film?
Ryan: "Trainspotting."
Calum: "Life of Brian."
Cameron: "Submarine."
10 - Favourite TV show?
Ryan: "Dr Who."
Calum: "Inbetweeners."
Cameron: "This Is England."
11 - Who would play you in a film of your life?
Ryan: "Morgan Freeman."
Calum: "Bruce Lee."
Cameron: "Will Smith."
12 - Favourite food?
Ryan: "Pasta."
Calum: "Pastry."
Cameron: "Fajitas."
13 - Football team?
Ryan: "Elgin City."
Calum: "Rangers."
Cameron: "Rangers."
Hope you enjoyed this feature on Reckless Abandon! Check out our previous feature on Soul & Fire!
Reckless Abandon are playing at The Garage on October 11th!
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