Netherlands answer to......???
Face Tomorrow is a really good band from Netherlands which plays hardcore in a modern way. I interviewed them in may 2004.
Hello there, why did you start to play this sort of music and when?
Please tell me a little about every member in the group, age, family, interests and something
bad about ever one?
Why Reflections Records?
through this jungle and see what happens.
our views on the music industry. They're a strong independent and have an incredible drive behind
everything they do, it works great...
What do you like the other bands there?
on Reflections this summer.
The new Razor Crusade album is really good too!
Is there any band you want to be compared with?
-Marc: I just read a review with the biggest compliment a band like us can get I guess, it ended
with "this record finally gives you the feeling again that you're a human
Do you care about reviews?
on something you take very seriously...
Whether it's good or bad, it should be based on something...
What is the most peculiar which have happened on a gig with you, on stage
or in the audience?
How is a good gig with Face Tomorrow?
-Marc: I think playing live is all about communication. A show is not just 5 guys on a stage playing their music, it's about interaction and about bringing something across. And if that works, we have a good gig...
How does the average fan look like?
-Marc: I don't think we have 'average' fans... When we started out we mostly played hardcore
shows, but over the years we've seen so many different people at shows and played so many different shows and venues that it's hard to talk of an average fan...
What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
seen as normal or good or bad... And it's a state of mind people can fill
in for themselves...
How do you want to describe your music in three words?
When you do music, what is most important for you , to have good lyrics,
good melodies or to have a refrain that people remembers?
Is there any good bands in the Netherlands right now?
Who is the best lyricwriter in the world?
-Marc: It's hard to pick a favourite one, I have a lot of respect for everyone who can express themselves through words.
Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?
Please rank your five favouriterecords, five favouriteconcetrts you have
been to and the 5 most important things in life?
Bluetip - Live in Rotterdam
Marc: at the moment my 5 fav. records are; Coldplay - A rush of blood, Dinosaur jr - Where you
been, Beach Boys - Pet sounds, This beautiful mess - Themper the wind..., U2 - The joshua tree...
But that changes every week though...
5 memorable concerts were; Shellac '97, Helmet '98, At the drive-in, '99, Refused '99, J Mascis
5 most important things in life; music, love, happiness, health and life itself
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-Marc: first one was Danny de Munck - Zo verdomd alleen, last one was scarlet - cult classic and to be honest I never spend extraordinary amounts on collector's items or stuff like that.
The most embarrassing record in your collection?
-Marc: the first one from the question above ;)
When you´re on tour, what do you do in the tourbus to get the time going?
-Sjoerd: Sleep, talk, argue, eat, be anoyed because of the long trip...
Marc: enjoying the view and the drive or playing stupid games on my
-Marc: With the crappy vans we have, we're lucky to have music at all ;)
What do you you know about Sweden, what is the most typical swedish?
-Marc: Ikea, Abba, Europe, Astrid Lindgren, Roxette, Henryk Larsson, Refused, Anna Lindh and DR Alban ;)
Have you heard any swedish bands?
Which is the question you never get but want to have, please ask it and
Futureplans for the band?
-Marc: We just released our second album, called The Closer You Get on Reflections Records and the rest of the year we'll be promoting it. Playing everywhere we can and touring as much as possible.
This year will very much be about the band. So since I do all the booking
and management stuff as well I guess it's something personal as well. Face
Tomorrow is something I love and believe in and it's great to be able to
spend so much time on something you feel so strong about.
-Eat fruit, brush your teeth, fuck bush...
Something to add?
-Thanks so much for the interview, check out our site www.facetomorrow.net for some mp3's and stuff...