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Funeral For A Friend On The Art Of Screaming

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Fraser McAlpine | 16:36 UK time, Monday, 7 July 2008

Funeral For A Friend - Gareth arrowed

Geri Halliwell did it because she wanted to go faster, Bullet For My Valentine did it to help them shoot straight and Super Furry Animals said it was an international language. None of which helps work out exactly why screaming is quite so popular amont the proper ROCK fraternity at the moment.

And not just any old screaming. Certainly not screaming like a girl who wants a lolly even though she has just had one, and she's going to have to wait until tea-time for anything else to eat. No, this is more screaming like a sore baboon attempting to scare a rival away from all the lady baboons, or possibly like Satan asking for two sugars in his tea.

So who better to ask about all of this than one of Funeral For A Friend, a band who arrived playing lots of screamy songs, and then wrote lots of singy songs, and who have elected to put these two vocal extremes together for their next album?

That's right, Dave Grohl!

But apparently he's busy. So Gareth, the non-screaming FFAF bassist, will just have to do.

Or download the mp3 version of this interview*...

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Here's the video for 'Waterfront Danceclub', which is out next week (free download and coloured 7", donchaknow)...

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There's a bit of a DVD extra to this interview, in that we had a nice chat about the band's concert at London King's College that evening. It's not connected to screaming, but does offer advice to any would-be criminals out there, so that's nice...







Or download the mp3 version of this interview*...

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Funeral For A Friend are also available in website form...
And MySpace form...

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* Right-click on the link, then select 'Save Target As...' and pick the folder on your PC that you'd like to download the file to.

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