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Fast Five: The Finest Hour



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?
We met through a mixture of open mic nights in Cleethorpes and mutual friends. The name is taken from the Churchill speech, but chosen because we set out to make some memories as well as music, something to look back on when we’re old and say ‘we had a bloody good time’, so far so good.

How would you describe your music?
Our main influences come from indie, ska, punk and folk music. We do like vocal harmonies, I love a good rant and a moan but our lyrics are all fairly optimistic. There’s enough cynicism in the world as it is.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
We’ve DIY released 5 singles over the past four years, played more gigs in more towns than I can remember. Signed to Hey Bert Records this year and our debut album These Are The Good Old Days comes out on 3rd September. We’ve just released a free download called Never Heard Of Dylan, available from our website. Loads of gigs coming up in the next couple of months too

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
Probably Billy Bragg, he’s a huge influence on my writing. I met him once too and he was a really nice guy (though it’s easy to be nice when someone is telling you you’re brilliant)

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
I’ve let Kav answer this one – Urban Hymns by The Verve. He adores the Verve, it’s frightening. And I like them too so that’ll do me.

(answers by Rob)