Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Gerwin: Guitar and backing vocals
Paul: Guitar and Synths
For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to We Fall Slowly? How long has the band been around?
We started around the fall of 2013, first off it was just for fun but soon it became pretty serious. A lot of us played together in local bands in different combinations. But never in the current line up. From the get go it was clear to us that there was some kind of chemistry.
What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
Before we decided to call ourselves We Fall Slowly we thought about the name Falling Slowly.That was inspired on a song from Glen Hansard, but it wasn’t quite perfect. So we changed it to We Fall Slowly.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?
Mostly we write together, one person comes up with an idea and we work on it as a group. The themes were in the beginning quite personal thoughts of my own, dealing with the ghosts of my past. Now the themes of our songs are shifting to more ‘30 something guys worries’ and more political and engaged topics. I think that means we’re becoming older. Shit happens…
What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
I think it is not one band or genre we are inspired by, our main influences are something between: Post Hardcore, Emo, Post Rock and older Indie.
Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?
I think it all started when Anton and Maarten went to a show of Face Tomorrow. I think you can retrace our origin to that concert.
What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, ect …
Well mostly we annoy each other before a show, no man I’m kidding. I don’t know man we don’t have a fixed routine or a kind of ritual before a show.
What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?
The show we played at the Melkweg in Amsterdam what is quite a big stage in the Netherlands. That was really a great and wonderful experience.
If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
For me (Boye) personally I would choose to tour with Pink Floyd in the Syd Barret years. Why? Well do I really need to explain myself on that issue?
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would like to add that everyone and I really I mean EVERYONE must check our music out on Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer. You can also check out our music on YouTube.