Another UK band strutting their stuff and kicking up a shitstorm are Fathoms, who are currently promoting their Counter Culture release. Use that scroll wheel or slidey finger to find out more about them and check out a track from the album…
How did you meet?
A few of us were already friends and knew each other from going to parties and hanging out. We all listened to the same music and loved the scene, so we decided to give something back and make our own music and start playing shows anywhere we could.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We started making music together in 2010 but it wasn’t until 2012 that we actually starting touring and pushing the music full time.
Before you get sick of being asked. where does the band name come from?
We come from by the sea, and a Fathom is a unit of measurement of water. We always hang out on the beach, so the name just came to us while we were getting high and chilling on the beach.
What are your influences?
Each member is different but we all love a lot of hip-hop and metal, particularly early 2000s nu-metal bands.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We like to do things a bit different and implement influences from a whole bunch of genres, we’re coming really heavy with the riffs and we have some mad nu-metal/hip-hop parts to songs too.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
We’ve played hundreds of shows. Let’s just say we know how to get the party started, we put our all into a high energy performance and our live shows can go off – we love that. It’s mental to see a whole room jumping and going crazy. It would be boring to just stand there, right?
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
I (Max – vocals) once climbed the rig of an outdoor stage right to the top – it was at least 60 feet high – and hung off the top whilst performing, that was pretty wild. Seeing over 1,000 people scream the word “Deathwish” back at me during our performance with Attila, at the Electric Ballroom in London, that was also just mind blowing.
What provides the inspiration for your lyrics?
My lyrics always stem from what is going on in my life at that moment, how I’m feeling, and it’s my way of venting my thoughts and emotions. I take a lot of influence from hip-hop artists, so I try to make that come through in the music, whilst sticking true to the metal roots of the band.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
- Fender Jim Root Telecaster,
- ESP LTD TE-406,
- Fender Jazz Bass 5
- TAMA / TRX!
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We’ve just released our new track “B.E.L.I.E.V.E.” with a music video, and we have our long-awaited album Counter Culture coming out on 1st December so make sure to check it!
What are your plans for the rest of 2017, into 2018?
To get our new album out there and play as many shows as possible to get it heard. We’ve got some pretty cool things in the works for next year that we can’t talk about yet, so watch this space!
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before?
Super hard question as all of us have such different music tastes but if I was going to answer for all of us…
- Limp Bizkit
- We by no means at all think this band should support us but Loathe are one of the best and tightest bands out there right now. They also bring an originality to this genre of music which a lot of bands cannot capture!
From previous Band of the Day Inquire Within: If you had to pick just one album to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory