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“When my mom died i turned ISSUE 12 to music” Find out more inside Too many competitions to be won
HIS LIFE STO
ORY... “I wanna work with other artists.. When I was younger i realised that my music could save me. forever! From fear of the world. Its important to channel my energy into things. Something that changes peoples lives”
First of all Sam, well done on the ne single!That is one serious hit... Yeah?..aww cheers for that, its nice to get suppport for the work we do, I have to say it not my favourite single on the new album but we are bringing out mine eventually- so it’s all the same really. It was so hard to get noticed at first.. Many bands will tell ya’ the same when you are struggling to make a success of yourself, it can get to your self esteem. So you really had to struuggle to get where you are now then? Well.. we did yeah, but then again most up coming bands do. At first anyway. We can’t complain now though, We survived it, and here we are! You most certainly have survived. You boys are a big success, is it wierd travelling the world? With this new album it must seem random people around the world know your songs? All the time, me and Tim were just discussing this the other day aswell.. recently we went to japan and they were singing ‘joy’ (track no.3 on new album) word for word - lyric for lyric! Was really surreal. I mean like... even the adlibs and groans and that. I do have to admit though, it can be so easy to do a ‘Brittney Spears’ at times because it can be so full on! Like serious because im such a sensitive guy, the most sensitive of the bunch actually out of all of us! Things get to me more. Like i will try my hardest not to cry infront of you but i seriously have to fight them tears because I’m a softie at heart.. thats why the girls like me because I’m such a kitten. (Sam laughs loudly)
TALLK ABOUT FREEDOM
We caught up with SAM as he tours the world with his band; freedom. He is so bubly and energetic but we explore the darker side to him as he shares with us his secrets and tells about how his unfortunate and depressing past... led him to the path of music.
“I would probably be dead somewhere”
your right it is but it just feels more like raw emotion all kinds of emotions- and necessarily negative ones at that err. Everyone in the band uses the same writing style and probably most good writers do If I never learnt to play the giutar I would probably be dead somewhere!
“The lyrics dont make sense if you cant relate to them yourself” Had a listen to the new album ‘FREEDOM’ where did this inspiration for this mad sound come from exactly.. its amazing! You its not just here at drums that like all my friends can relate to alot of your songs, they just seem so real and so deep. The sound is the same fantastic vibe but the lyrics are completely different. Erm.. i know the exact ‘vibe’ your talking about the songs I wrote were inspired by my childhood thats the ‘real’ element you speak of (sam chuckles) but yeah . . . seriously I always write about my own life experiences and I chose to say how how it feels to yearn for someone that isn’t really there, like a ghost. Its kinda wierd cuz people are like proper impress like “Sam this is some impressive shit” but its just real.. you know - its my life! When i was five I lost my mom due to her heroin addiction - that really fucked me up! and still is but i use to express how i feel through my music and it really works. Wow, you have had it hard! well its a good job for our sake that you can turn that anger and frustration into some good music! I know, I know yeah.. well we all do really. Its not that its anger and frustration; not really well actually
like jimmy was saying just yesterday why write about something that you don’t know anything about... right? Right, anything you say sam, your the amazing artist, so we salute you! Your smart, you got the best job in the world and I think you just might take on the world some day. You have inspired me just by talking to you now. do you reckon I could be part of the band? I let you know about that one. (sam laughs) we have to check out ya’ skills first Ok! yeah great, err j’ya want a cup of tea? yes! Definitely I’m gasping (ha ha ha) you made me talk too much... i havn’t spoken this much before in my life. Our pleasure.. it is after all only with THE DRUMS that can really get ya’ tongue wagging. Also we know that you Ghost are impressing everyone with their new style( getting abit fashiony) You gay!
E TH MS U DR
WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON?
YES, Another marvelous issue... completely exclusive so all those copy cats can go suck a lemon, or walleva.
........................................ 30 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH BAND ‘GHOST’ 34 ‘LUCY AND THE CASE’ SHOW US AROUND THE STUDIO 37 SEUNG TELLS ALL! 40 SUN SEA AND SCANDAL 42 THE HIT LIST ........................................................................ 45 WIN! A VIP TRIP TO FESTIVAL ......................................................... 46 ASK ME ANYTHING - PARTY IN THE PARK .................... ...........
NEWS AND ALL THE LATEST . . .
Next issue out 6th April FREE CD INSIDE plus track reviews
FEATURES ON THE COVER! SAM, tim and joe FROM GHOST 26 JOE 27 TIM CONFESSIONS
REGULARS Page 3
THE GOODIES N FREEBIES
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SKINNY JEAN LIFE
PHOTO SHOOT (EXCLUSIVE)