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Fast Five: Death In Texas



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

We met at music school in 2004 and started playing together around 2008. The name was inspired by the famous Benjamin Franklin quote – ‘in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’. We were born in New Zealand and it has to do with a play on our accents.

How would you describe your music?

That’s always the hard part, and we avoid it if we can! If pushed, we call it progressive pop. Really we just make the music we want to listen to, which will hopefully appeal to people who like something a bit challenging and different.

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

We have released 2 singles this year, and have just finished a UK tour supporting them. Oil & The Water is the most recent, you should definitely check it out! For the rest of the year we have more songs and videos coming out!

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

Erm if you mean a whole band duet, then it would probably be us and Muse, but with Maynard Keenan, Tori Amos and David Bowie as a backing band. Yeah. If we can have dead people… then Freddie Mercury would be there too. This is getting ridiculous.

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

Ruth: Muse – Absolution. Over time this album has had the most obsession longevity for me, plus the cover art is a Storm Thorgerson so nice to look at.
Kane: Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come. Because I never get sick of it. It’s a complete work of art start to finish.