Hi Darlingside. A few weeks ago one of my good friends unexpectedly committed suicide. Obviously, I've been confused, angry, and deeply sad all at the same time and have turned to music like I'm sure you all do in hard times. I have recently started listening to Volcano Sky a lot. I never really understood the meaning of the song until I lost my friend. Now the song seems like it was written about him. It comforts me because it give me hope that maybe he is happier and no longer hurting, wherever he is. I don't want a reply, just to let you know that you and your music make real differences in people's live. Thank you for everything you do.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Always happy to know when our music helps in some small way with processing. Sending love and hopefulness to you and your community...
I love your music videos. It seems that the majority of them are beautiful animations. Is there a reason you look to animated music videos often for your musical manifestations? (The Ancestor is my favorite. Makes me tear up every time I watch it.)
We do seem to gear toward animation for our music videos. Part of that is not wanting to get anywhere close to the realm of the classic music video with band members in leather jackets lipsyncing in an airplane hanger with wind machines going like crazy and explosions in the background in time with the chorus downbeat. Another part of it is enjoying the increased distance between our music and the animated visual accompaniment. Those unexpected pairings give listeners a new experience and can open up new perspectives on the music.
Just saw you guys for third time in 4 days Cambridge and manchester. would you ever consider going back to a 5 piece band?
ps the gig in manchester was,nt that hot if you where standing under the only air con in the room.
thank you for 3 special gigs Brian
Nothing magical about 4 or 5 people in our minds, it would just have to be the exact right fit to make sense!
Thank you for joining us for so much of the UK tour, Brian! It sure was hot where we were...
Was listening to the Radio Woodstock recording and learned the very important fact that Dave is a SYTYCD fan, so the important follow up question is, who's been your favorite contestant and/or performance from the show?
Wow, this is a hard one... and sorry for taking so long to answer. I only watched seasons 4, 5, and 6... though I keep telling myself I'll watch the other seasons. Season 6 was my favorite overall season, though the routine that always sticks in my mind for some reason is the bed routine by Twitch and Kherington (season 5) to 'Dreaming with a Broken Heart'. And I know this doesn't count, but I do love me some Nigel. Oh man, I think I need to go watch some dances right now...
1 Aug • Bristol • http://bit.ly/24l3uAM
2 Aug • Sheffield • http://bit.ly/1ThY0vj
3 Aug • Manchester • http://bit.ly/1Uukcrc
4 Aug • London • SOLD OUT
Hope one of them works out! Otherwise we'll hope to be back in early 2017...Thanks!