Funeral For A Friend's Personal Playlist on the Bethan Elfyn show

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Matt Davies and Darran Smith of Funeral For A Friend joined Bethan Elfyn as special guests on her BBC Radio Wales show, broadcast last Saturday.

Listen again to the full programme on BBC iPlayer.

As with all Beth's guests, the duo chose their Personal Playlist - a range of tunes that influenced them. It was an eclectic and frankly awesome six tracks. Here's what they chose:

Lostprophets - Shinobi Vs Dragonninja
The first Lostprophets record, Fake Sound Of Progress, showed that heavy music from Wales could do well and was became an influential hard rock/metal record for many Welsh bands.

Bruce Sprinsteen - Born To Run
"A legend amongst legends" says Matt.

Boston - More Than A Feeling
Boston were one of the first bands Darran got into and made him realise how guitar could sound symphonic, like an orchestra.

Black Flag - My War
"They were so dirty, gutteral and basic in a very powerful way". Henry Rollins at his best, according to Matt.

AC/DC - For Those About To Rock
This was the first record that Darran bought, and his first foray into heavier rock music.

Fugazi - Waiting Room
Operating outside the conventional industry, this is the band which has most influenced Matt's view on how to operate in music.

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