Fans of acts such as Asking Alexandria and Bring Me The Horizon will surely want to check into what The Last Word has to offer. A relentless musical force from the UK, The Last Word is destined to gain a rabid following all across the world. Their latest album entitled Endless Crashing has just been unleashed – a stunning magnum opus that is a tremendous assault to the senses. Here is a recent interview we conducted with the London based collective to find out more about this exciting new band. Read on…
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in The Last Word, and how long the band has been together.
My name is Sam I play guitar for The Last Word. The band was formed back in 2009.
Where is the band based out of and what is the music scene like there? Do you have any local bands you could recommend?
The band is based near London and the music scene is pretty much nonexistent round here unless you’re a big time band. Everyone should check out or friends from Ireland Mireau.
Is there any story or concept behind the album title Endlessly Crashing?
Endlessly Crashing is a title that we feel suits the album and the lyrical content. The meaning is ultimately what the listener wants it to be for themselves, but for us it means nothing lasts forever and that there are always obstacles. It also portrays the idea of being relentless and not giving up.
Select two songs from Endlessly Crashing and what inspired the lyrics?
Like we said before we like to leave it up to the fans to interpret the lyrics in their own way. ‘Closing Chapter’ is a big one for me, I wrote the lyrics with Dan. They reflect the emotions shared with the loss of something or someone you love and the desire for things to be different. Dan wrote ‘In The Face of Death’ to portray his short temper and quick fuse as far as I’m aware.
What was it like working with Cameron Mizell and what was his overall contribution to the album?
Working with Cameron was a new experience for us. It was our first time in the studio after recording ourselves and he helped out with the production on the orchestral parts featured on the album.
How did Tyler Carter and Kellin Quinn become involved in the project and what was it like working with them?
We wanted to work with Kellin after hearing Sleeping With Sirens debut album which Cameron produced. We messaged him on Myspace and he agreed. He and Tyler were both on the same tour which went through Orlando and Tyler wanted to get involved as well. Both great guys.
What could one expect from a live The Last Word show?
A lot of energy and a tight performance, we work hard to put on the best show possible.
Any strange or scary stories from the road you could share?
None from the road as of yet however, we stayed at a Days Inn and the room was most likely the scene of a murder. There was a patch on the ceiling, that we assumed was blood splatter and had been covered up. The bathroom door had been kicked in and the window forced open.
The Queen Of England invites The Last Word to play one song at a Royal Command Performance. What song would you perform for her majesty and the guests and why?
Slipknot – People=shit, because she would love it
What’s up next for The Last Word?
Big announcements and lots of hard work
Any final words of wisdom?
Don’t eat yellow snow…
The Last Word is:
Dan – Vocals
Joe – Guitar
Sam – Guitar
Emerson – Keys/Effects
Triz – Bass
Josh – Drums
(Interview by Kenneth Morton)
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