Energetic, melodic and cutting-edge: This is The Dead Famous. The Dead Famous left a lasting impression on me the first time I heard their cover of Dakota by Stereophonics. It was a lovely cover, and once I discovered their own music I was overjoyed. Dan Hetherton took the time to speak with AMBY about live shows, Aqua, dream gigs and more, so take a look!
AMBY: For those who haven’t had the pleasure of hearing you, how would you describe The Dead Famous’ sound in three words?
DH: Basically rock / pop but with quite a few electronic influences, driving and powerful!
AMBY: How did the band come to form?
DH: Myself (Dan, Elliot Minor) and James of Go Audio had just parted ways with our previous bands and were keen to crack on with a new project and stay within the industry, it’s all sounding great so far!
AMBY: You recently released your debut video for the song Hide Your Halo, how was the experience filming it?
DH: Amazing actually! We’re still getting used to working with each other ;) It was great filming it, the location was amazing and went a lot better than we had expected to be honest!
AMBY: If you could cover any song, which would it be and why?
DH: Well we actually already covered DAKOTA by Stereophonics, you can check it out at www.youtube.com/thedeadfamoustv
AMBY: Which three albums changed your life?
DH: Well, despite my first CD I bought being AQUA… I’d say Audioslave’s first, all of John Mayers and… Goo Goo Dolls?
AMBY: What can people expect at your live shows?
DH: Energy and powerful songs! Love performing and are quite OCD when it comes to making the live show sound pristine!
AMBY: How would you define success for yourselves as a band?
DH: To make a career in the music industry playing the tracks we love to people who have love for us.
AMBY: Who’s the best band in the world? …And who’s the worst?
DH: Aqua, Aqua.
AMBY: Describe your dream gig and who would be on the bill with you.
DH: Us, Muse, Foo Fighters, PSI, Sophia Bush (we understand she doesn’t sing, but I’m sure she could be useful)
AMBY: How important has social media been to your success?
DH: Very much so! We make sure we reply to all comments and tweets whenever we can, love getting feedback from fans!
AMBY: What is the best song of 2012 so far?
DH: HUMM. To be honest I haven’t listened to many… I’m stuck 2010!
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about The Dead Famous that nobody knows yet?
DH: Currently signing new management, and hopefully world domination is on the horizon!
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Alicia & Yaz Atout