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Fast Five: Casablanca



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name

Tom M: A few of us had been friends from a very young age. We lived in the same area and began playing together just before joining secondary school, where we then met our singer Jacob. And the rest is history! Not too sure where the name came from but we love the movie so I guess that may have something to do with it. None of us have actually been to the place funnily enough…

How would you describe your music?

Tom M: Euphoric guitar driven indie pop music, with a few synths thrown in..

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

Jacob: In all honesty so far we have done our A Levels, and that’s about it. What can be expected in the next months is just about anybody’s guess really – we’ve never had so much time to focus on writing so it’ll be nice to work on some new material.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Tom M: Bruno Mars – our guitarist looks exactly like him and would like to see how the two of them being in the same room would pan out…

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Jacob: If I was going this instant I would probably take The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle – but if i was given warning that I would be leaving for the island perhaps in the next couple of hours I would create some sort of mixtape compilation of that with Born To Run. But ultimately I think I’d go for The Wild, The Innocent… you can never feel alone with that record, the songs are so epic and Springsteen’s ability to blend such unforgivable romance with a gritty realism is definitely unparalleled, it’s like an even more vivid version of American Graffiti, the record is just perfect, the songs in themselves are characters and hold within them so many more, there’s a humour there and a whole lot of heartache, and most importantly a bucketload of The Big Man’s sax.