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