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ATL | 11:38 UK time, Tuesday, 7 August 2012



While we continue to wait not-at-all patiently for the debut album from the North West's own princes of punk rock, Axis Of, here's Niall to give us a little guided tour of his band's main influences!


The first and last records I bought were David Bowie - 'Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' and 'Failed States' by Propagandhi.

When Niall and I saw Converge together in Italy, we were already in a band. But to us it was the most significant live show we'd ever seen. It made us view our band in a different way.

As for one musician that inspired us to start performing in the first place - Ethan and I were massively inspired and encouraged by our music and form teacher Terry Cloughley.

The last gig we watched together as a band was General Fiasco launching their new album. They were on fire. The last album we listened to together was Baroness, 'Yellow and Green'.

One act we constantly bond over - Blink 182! For old times sake, or in Niall's case - new times sake.

We love so many local bands, musically and banterly. But if made to share a stage with any band of our choice every I night - I think it would have to be our life partners Empty Lungs.

If we could have anyone join Axis Of, it'd be Chris Martin - he's a talented musician and seems like a nice guy. Plus I'm sure he could afford to buy us a few banging guitars and getting a lovely, new, comfy van.

The first cover version Axis Of performed was 'Plastic Bullets' by Toxic Waste. The last one was 'Psycho Killer' by Talking Heads. Oh, and we stuffed 10 seconds of 'Today' by Smashing Pumpkins into 'Lifehammer' at Glasgowbury.


Finally, a guilty pleasure for us would have to be The Vampire Masters!


Axis Of play Voodoo, Belfast this Saturday night alongside Hornets and Bee-Mick-See.


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