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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW NFU WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Scott: COVID lockdown, and a hazy conversation about song writing when the local pub re-opened.

Zena: My aunt was an experimental Breton jazz musician who inspired me.

Introduce us to the members and your musical history.

Zena: synth player and vocals. I was thrown out of music school when I was younger so NFU is my first band.

Scott : vocals & guitar. The Rubyfruits, Na Zac Hodzie, and NFU.

Miko: drums. Church Choir, Punk, Reggae, and now NFU.

Steve : bass & vocals. I’m the musical gypsy – this is my 8th band.

Stu: guitar & vocals: 5 albums with The Slack 5.

What was life like for you before music?

Zena: Like a landscape without water

Scott: Like treading water in a bottomless ocean

Miko: Stable

Stu: I cannot remember

Steve: Boring…I cannot remember either (I’ve been at it since I was a teenager)

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

Stu: Hit me with your rhythm stick

Steve: Procol Haram’s Whiter Shade of Pale

Zena: Mississippi Goddam

Scott: The Hills Are Alive

Miko: Jesus Is a Friend of Mine…

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

Stu: The Vauxhall Conference

Scott: In the midst of a stomping & creative music scene on the south coast.

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry? 

Zena: Letting my rage take full scream on stage

Stu: Be your own customer

Miko: Listen to everyone, follow no one

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you?

Scott: I lost my mind and ended up in Marseilles for a year

I was mistaken for a Chinese drug dealer in Marseilles who was some-time later killed at a set of traffic lights

Zena: I’m an excellent painter.

I studied photography.

I was an actress in an alternative theatre in Paris.

Stu: I know all the chords, I know none of the chords, I know some of the chords

Steve: I’ve been on The Jerry Springer Show, I partied with Noel Gallagher., I starred in a Crime Watch re-enactment.

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

Collective answer: An NFU  tele-transporter

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

Yes, that was why we wrote about political & digital illiteracy in ‘It’s not the first one that counts’ 

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

Zena: Only the rise of the flying spaghetti monster.

Stu: I want to know why all conspiracy theorists believe all the conspiracy theories.

What was the worst experience on stage?

Steve – climbing a rig to stage dive only to get stuck when the crowd parted suddenly dissipated from the front.

Scott – having my classmate pee next to me during a Primary School play 

Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about? 

Scott: I suffer from amnesia 

Zena: I can’t remember

Steve: My mind is blank

Miko: I have forgotten

Stu: I went to see All Saints

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

Zena, she is our weapon of mass sonic destruction

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

Zena: MinotaurE is my first song for the band. It’s a tirade against misogyny and the Bandcamp proceeds will go to a Portsmouth charity that offers counselling.

What was the recording process like? 

Zena, a most relaxing affair – once I wrote the words, I let the guys spend hours in the studio before I turned up to scream into a mic.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Less is sometimes more

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

The feeling that it’s never finished…

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world

Many thanks for having us!!!!

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