After The Fall burst onto the Australian music scene in 2004 releasing their self-titled debut of that year, with tracks such as “Mirror Mirror”, “Room For One More” & “Sunshine Showers.” Rollingstone Magazine named it one of the Top 50 Albums of the year. After The Fall was also welcomed into triple J’s Hottest 100. By late March 05, After The Fall was back in the studio recording their second album “Always Forever Now”. After a busy 3 years After The Fall took a break from touring and locked themselves in their home studio on the central coast of NSW writing material for the 3rd album. After The Fall’s forthcoming third album [IN] EXILE is scheduled for release AUG 28 2009 through legendary rock label Roadrunner Records.
Answered by Mark Warner
1. What was the first band you saw live?
Frenzal Rhomb at my local roller rink called froggys – I couldn’t hear properly for three days after it…it was the beginning of the end for my hearing … WEAR EARPLUGS!!
2. What’d you learn from them?
Not to take things too seriously. It’s only rock n’ roll.
3. Got any pre-gig rituals?
I like to be at the venue a few hours before the show…I need at least a 3 hour window between eating and playing…and I also like to have stage clothes to change into.
4. What do you think is the most important issue affecting Music in NSW is today?
I guess Morons who move next door to a venue then complain about the noise.. it would be like me moving next to the ocean and complaining about the sound of the ocean…and more locally speaking Money…I like to eat but it gets hard sometimes.
5. If you werent a musician what do you reckon you’d be doing?
I don’t really like hypotheticals…but if I must play…making something with wood? Probably guitars or recording bands and the like.