Introducing: Fossil Collective

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introducing-logoMulti-layered dynamics from multi-instrumentalist Yorkshire duo…

YOUR NAME: Jonny Hooker
BAND NAME: Fossil Collective
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? Drums, Uke, Guitar
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND/PLAYING MUSIC? 18 months

GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY PEOPLE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
1) Our second live show was to 2,000 people.
2) We all live in Yorkshire.
3) It will be the most productive thing you’ve done today.

WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
On your headphones today, or Glastonbury at sunset.

“Tons of analogue vintage gear”

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST … RECORD? Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray.
CD? Radiohead – OK Computer.
DOWNLOAD? Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin.

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL PARTNER, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?

Studio at home. I’m not talking a laptop and a soundcard, I’m talking tons of analogue vintage gear and a Neve Desk. Lovely.

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SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
Chilli stall in York.

PLEASE CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES …
We listen to everything in the van from Ravi Shankar to Eric Clapton. There’s very little that isn’t played. This creates much debate about what is cool (or not).

WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Reeves and Mortimer, Middlesbrough FC, Brudenell Social Club.

“We listen to everything”

NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
Jeff Buckley – Vocals, Phil Selway – Drums, John Mayer – Guitar, Michael Ivans – Bass.

GO SEE THIS FILM: Dead Man’s Shoes.
GO READ THIS BOOK: I, Partridge.
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Vib Gyor.
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING? Frankie Boyle.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS? L.A.

AND FINALLY … AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
Thank you.

Fossil Collective’s debut album is out now on Dirty Hit Records.

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