It’s no secret that we’re HUGE fans of Altered Sky, here at PULP, and we have somehow managed to score an exclusive interview with Ana and the band! We combined a list of fan-submitted questions, as well as a few of our own, in order to get the latest low-down on these troublesome Glaswegians. Take a read and find out how we got on! Just a slight warning – The Spice Girls were mentioned…
If you could all have one super power each, what would it be?
Ana - to be able to save like a game in real life and if you make a mistake you can go back and try again!
Amy - drumming super-speed!
Ryan - shape-shifter
Rich - to be like Magneto
Ross - x-ray vision *cheeky wink*
Funniest tour story?
When Jay our manager sang a special, homemade song to the reception man through the walls in the Travelodge. He enjoyed it so much that he came in and shouted like crazy, wanting to throw us out because it was like 3am.
What’s the one thing you couldn’t tour without?
We could not function without the PSP. We completed Spyro 1-3 last time we toured! Retro times.
Musically, who inspires you the most?
To be honest I'm a huge video game freak. Games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Silent Hill really inspire the writing process for me, depending on what mood I’m in. I love writing really epic, big sounding melodies and breakdowns and the music in these games are the perfect example of that.
How did you come up with the band name?
We all went away to this crazy caravan site when we first met to break the ice a bit. We could not agree on one name. Altered Sky was a compromise between Tears of the Sky and Altered States. We were nearly going to be called Prison Code too. *laughs out loud*
How does it feel to be favoured by Kerrang! Royalty, Johnny Doom?
Literally the craziest and coolest feeling of all time! It feels to humbling to be recognized by such a legend of a man.
What do you love most about the Jilted Generation range?
Every design is so awesome! The style is totally unique and it's a style that we have liked forever. We went straight for the Jilted Generation tees when they first hit PULP years ago.
If you could play with any band in history, who would it be and why?
OMG it would have to be Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Eminem, The Spice Girls or Slipknot. Ultimate badass and crazy line up!
First CD purchased?
Ana - Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Amy - Darius - Colourblind *laughs out loud*
Rich - Smash Hits 97
Ryan - Busted - A Present For Everyone
Ross - Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish
Here comes the cheesy one… where do you see yourselves in three years’ time?
Selling out shows everywhere because our album, that is out this year, will go platinum worldwide! I'm pretty sure that we will also be working on our third album while touring with Eminem and Journey in Germany.
The Spice Girls... seriously? Wow. Interesting choice of CD! How can you not love these guys?
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