In our brand new band spotlight interview, we chat to Alfie Appleton, vocalist for FIRE (The Unstoppable Force) about new music and inspirations…
S] How are you guys doing today?
Well, we are at the remnants of lockdown now so hopefully we will be allowed to play out soon, but in the meantime I’m watching Glastonbury highlights on the telly tonight as it’s obviously not on this year, not that I was going anyway.
S] What was the band’s mission statement, and how has that changed and developed?
I think the first mission statement was to gig while sporting moustaches and playing songs very fast. We did that and now we’ve dropped the moustaches gained loads more members and wear fancy ass suits, but still like playing songs really fast.
S] What are the biggest challenges you guys face as a band?
Getting enough money to cover our costs when either gigging out of town, or trying to release a record. We definitely don’t do the band for the money, it’s all for the love, unless you give us a load of cash then we will do anything.
S] What motivates you guys outside of music, think specific people, places and movies for example?
Well, I guess for the band the old Horror B-movies was something that motivated us to create a certain sound
S] What does ‘Pigs’ represent to the band now that it’s out?
We always write songs that are first and foremost mega fun to play live, and shouting “PIGS!” was pretty damm fun so we went with that. I’m really chuffed how it came out on the recording and people seem to enjoy it so I’m happy. It was hard to release it in lockdown as we are a live band, we are gutted we can’t put on some shows around it but the time will come soon we can party in the fun pit once again.
How do you define success as a band?
Having fireworks during our Show. We got close at Fire Fest, one year but Uncle Dave wouldn’t let us set off some rockets from the pub roof in the end, maybe one year.