Four-piece indie rockers The Calm Fiasco return with their infectious, upbeat sound on EP The Fear. Hailing from Glasgow and comprising Del Morin (lead vocals/guitar), Greg Totten (lead guitar/backing vocals), Harry Fleming (bass/backing vocals) and Andy McInnes (drums), we found out more about their history and newest release from drummer Andy.
The Fear is basically the memoirs of Del written down and turned into a Fiasco tune.
First up, tell us bit about yourself - what led you all to forming The Calm Fiasco?
Alright, I’m Andy the drummer in The Calm Fiasco. Well the band started when Harry and Del were in the pub after the footy circa 2010. They both played a bit of guitar and we all enjoyed bands like the Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, etc, so they planned a wee jamming session in a Glasgow rehearsal studio the following week. I phoned Del up to go for a pint that night, but he said him and Harry were going to mess about with guitars in a studio. I thought that sounded class so tagged along with some old marching band drum sticks to mess about. After a while of gigging all over the shop, our guitar tech and best mate Big Greg came on board, and that’s when our song writing flourished. And that was all she wrote.
Why the name The Calm Fiasco?
We love the oxymoronic aspect and it sort of describes us as people - haha.
What there any particular bands or artists you’ve taken inspiration from to form your style?
We all love some of the same bands like Arctic Monkey, The Cribs, The Strokes, so think we have the same wavelength when we are writing tunes.
You released single ‘Lose Control’ last year. What response did it get?
‘Lose Control’ was our first proper release and it got great reviews and the music video was premiered by Clash Magazine which was some buzz for us.
What did you learn from the reception to ‘Lose Control’?
After the hype off the back of ‘Lose Control’, we realised the path our sound was going and the EP and live show really started to take shape and made us even more driven.
Your latest EP is called The Fear. What’s it about and when did you record it?
The Fear is basically the memoirs of Del written down and turned into a Fiasco tune. We just know when something is working. The Fear has been almost 18 months in the making by the 24th March release date.
How does the album will develop your sound?
I firmly believe The Fear shows our growth as a band and a squad of pals. We have grown together as a and and this record captures our transition from four guys jamming to a band worthy of any stage.
Which song are you most proud of?
Personally, I am most proud of the track ‘SOURSUCKER’. I think it’s what we are all about. It’s a belter and the most up tempo track on the EP.
Which was the hardest to write?
I think ‘Lose Control’ was the hardest to write as a band as it took us to the next level when we final recorded it.
In the meantime you’ve got a forthcoming single ‘Sorry I’m Late Again’. Tell us what that’s about and your hopes for it.
‘Sorry I’m Late Again’ is probably or most “accomplished” track. It will be the one people leave our shows remembering. And the video is a cracker, but you will need to wait for its release - ha.
When and where can we expect to see you on tour?
The length and breadth of the U.K. from Inverness to London. Making stops in Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle and Edinburgh. We can’t wait to hit the road.
If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
At this moment and time I personally would love the big wickedskengman Stormzy to drop some bars on a tune.
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, when would it be and what would you say?
If I could go back in time the advice I would give us is to keep believing and being ourselves. We don’t want to be different or anyone else.
Finally, if you could wish for one thing to happen to the band in 2017, what would it be?
My wish for 2017 is for our music to inspire or generally make people who listen feel smashing!
Listen to ‘Just Don’t Care Anymore’ on SoundCloud below. For news and tour dates follow The Calm Fiasco on Twitter.