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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Cage The Gods

May 1, 2013 by  

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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Cage The Gods

Tell us who you are and where you’re from.
We are 4 guys individually from Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales who met and formed a rock band that’s now based in Brighton UK.

Describe your music.
Rock n’ roll with a modern swagger!

Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.
Peter: Jam and I have been performing and writing together for a while now. We met Mitch & NJ through various other bands and friends of ours.

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What did you do before you were in a band?
Peter: I was studying for a music degree. NJ was living in LA. Mitch was a movie extra.
Jam: I was living in London trying to find a great singer to work with and put a band together.

List the first CDs/records each of you bought.
Peter: I can’t be totally sure but I think mine was Maniac 2000. I think I was ten at the time, not very rock n roll but to this day I still like the song. Oggy oggy oggy?
Jam: ‘Razor’s Edge’ AC/DC
Mitch: Ah man I was really late with buying my first CD as I just used to steal what I liked from my older brother’s and dad’s music collections. So think I was around 14 when I bought my first CD – Foo Fighters’ ‘One by One’.
NJ: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. Still blows my mind to this day.

What’s the band up to over the next few months?
Jam: We’re just finishing up our debut EP at the moment and we’ll be releasing that in June. We’re also doing a short UK tour with Australian rockers Tracer, which will be great.

Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?
NJ: Anyone that goes out of their way to make or buy something for you is the best in my books, whatever it may be.
Mitch: Fan art is always cool and beads/bracelets are my kind of my thing. When fans send that kind of stuff, it’s always nice.

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What music do you have on repeat in the tour bus?
Peter: Mainly we keep the iPod on shuffle. Last time we were blasting out the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack – a seriously great record!

What gear do you use?
Jam: Les Paul & Old Marshall amps.
Mitch: I’m a massive fan of vintage sounding basses and Sid Vicious is one of my idols. I play a vintage White Precision bass with the same aesthetics as Sid’s bass and play that through a Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II rig.
NJ: I use DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Heads, Vic Firth Sticks.

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What’s your best on-tour story?
Jam: Well most recently, last week, whilst travelling on the London to Brighton train, Peter – after a few pints of Guinness – managed to somehow accidentally press the emergency stop button and delayed the whole train. That was pretty funny.
Mitch: Just after playing at Sonisphere in Madrid, I had finished showering backstage and was on a hyper one. I thought I was alone, so was busting out some shapes while getting changed to turn round and see Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit staring at me with a bemused face as if to say “who the fuck is this giant dude thrusting in union jack boxers!?”
NJ: One that stands out has to be me spilling vodka all over the girlfriend of Vince Neil from Motley Crue on the first night of their European Tour.

What do you demand on your rider?
Peter: Beer

What’s your website?
www.cagethegods.com


Photos by www.Rachael-Emily.com






 

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