What are your names?
A. Avon Blyth – Bass / Backing Vocals.
Matt Burnside – Multi-Instrumentalist / Backing Vocals.
Pete Long – Guitars / Backing Vocals.
Daniel Varley – Vocals.
Q. What is the bands name?
A. Fie! Fie! Fie!
Q. How did you come up with the bands name?
A. “Fie!” in Elizabethan / Shakespearean English is an expression of disgust, anger, or disapproval… or thereabouts.
Q. What is your genre of music?
A. We are an original four piece electro-acoustic indie / alternative band.
Q. Give us a little bio about you as individuals and a band.
A. Formed in 2013, West Yorkshire based Fie! Fie! Fie! have entertained audiences all over the UK with original, alternative sounds.
The band are currently enjoying global air play on stations such as Blitz FM in the USA and BBC Introducing in the UK and also landed some great festival spots at Saltaire, Whitby Musicport and supported Paul Heaton at Salford Festival.
The band have a new album for release and are ready to take on the next exciting leg of this journey.
Q. You guys have a Double A-Sided Edge of Space / Everything I Told You’, tell us more about it.
A. These are the first two tracks released from our forthcoming album, the title of which can be found in an opening lyric on the lead track ‘Edge of Space’. The two tracks are very different and a big step forward – yet, dare we say; appear to compliment each other well enough to be the initial release. It’s a bigger production and sound than anything previous and we hope you all enjoy them – there’s much more to come.
Q. Describe the tracks in two words.
A. We. Cannot.
Ummm… ok; hope, purity.
Q. What was the writing process like?
Q. What was the recording process like?
A. With friends and artists like these, working so well together; very easy.
Q. What else can we expect from you all?
A. A much grander sound, tackling everything the universe throws out. Greater festival and live gig sets, with a richer development and performance.
Q. Do you have any gigs or a tour coming up?
A. Yes, keep watching, it’s looking busy and big.
Q. If so where will you be heading?
A. We already have a very busy schedule set for all manner of appearances, all over the UK in 2018, and beyond – check our pages for dates.
Q. What made you go in to music?
A. Love of music and passion to create something of ourselves.
Q. Are you a signed?
A. Not yet.
Q. Do you play any instruments?
A. Umm… yeah.
Q. Who are your influences?
A. (Pete): Just a few; Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Stranglers, Pixies, John Martyn, Bonobo, Abba, Husker Du, dEUS, Peter Gabriel, blah, blah, blah..
(Dan): Too many to mention. For me; my Dad, my Dog, my friends and those I love. Musically, perhaps, as a start; The Smiths, All About Eve, The Wonder Stuff, Cud, The Wedding Present, The Mission, New Order, Pop Will Eat Itself, Joy Division, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Gary Numan, Arcade Fire, Wolf Alice, Hurts, endless list…
(Avon): McFly, Busted, Son Of Dork, Courage My Love…
(Matt): Radiohead, Jagwar Ma, Gunship, The Head & The Heart, Pink Floyd, John Butler
Q. How do you get inspiration to write songs?
A. Look around, listen, feel; there’s a whole big, beautiful, strange universe to experience.
Q. Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
A. “…now in 5 years?” Umm… that’s a rather loaded one (read several ways). Let’s come back to it – in 5 years. Ha!
Q. When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
A. Live, peaceably.
Q. Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
A. We’re happy and grateful to already have achieved a lot together. Dream venue is always next on the forthcoming fixtures – it’s the greater shared togetherness and experience that matters the most.
Q. If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
A. Ah… too difficult – too many, past… and some still present, probably already mentioned a few, plus we’ve had the honour or crossing paths with some of them already. Do we really need to – we’re happy as we are. We mostly just love to collaborate together – band see.
Q. If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
A. Isn’t this one for the current so-called US authorities – and whoever they’re actually allowing through the so-called borders, of their so-called country these days?
Q. What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
A. Again; too many to choose from…
Q. What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
A. “Tell them nothing.”
Q. What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
A. Umm… if you like it and it’s not hurting, terribly – carry on.
Q. What quote or saying do you always stick by?
A. Try to live by our own, to be honest, but as life changes, well… Ok, one quote from a very wise person; “tell them nothing” …oh, that’s already been mentioned. Ha!
Q. When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
A. 1. House keys.
4. Where you came from.
5. Where you’re going.