Musicscan: introduce Last Of The Famous and its members, please. who's the guy
answering my questions right now?
Last Of The Famous: This is Daniel and im the singer of
last of the famous. Then you have porcell on guitar, supergrass on
second guitar, alex Garcia on
drums , and mike stankovich on bass.
There you go the line up of last of the famous.
Musicscan: what does Last Of The Famous stands for? Is it a real band or just
some kind of project? what are the goals you are reaching for? Tell me
something about your ideas behind Last Of The Famous, please.
Last Of The Famous: This is defanatly a real band and we all feel the same in the band, this
what we wanna do with our lives , we want this to be ful time and we are
gonna first of all just tour for a really long time on this record , but
already have a lot of ideas for another album.
Were not a straight up political band , but we have some really
things that we all stand for , like we all support a vegan /vegetarian
lifestyle + some of us are straight edge.
Musicscan: Seeing as how you guys were members of so many other bands in the
past, do you feel like people paid attention to you for that only reason
at first and would be into it regardless of what you sounded like?
Last Of The Famous: I actually don't think so so much , I know that our label has been using
this in ads and others, but otherwise I feel like we actually have to
of start all over again, this is something different for us, were
more of a punk band with last of the famous , then things that we did
before. I really hope that kids that know s since before will give it a
chanse and check it out. Last of the famous is something that we are
Musicscan: I did notice as well, that you forced this whole ex-member tag, why
Last Of The Famous: Like I said . I think the label used it to sell hose first copys
record , but I really don't think that we needed it so much, I think
that care would have known anyway.
It wasn't really our plan to do it like that if you know what I meen,
the label I think.
Musicscan: did you always had people who supported you right from the beginning?
Last Of The Famous: I guess we did , but people don't really know about us yet, we haven't
played so much live yet, but were looking to go out and tour a lot for
rest of this year, so kids , please pick up and check out the record ,
all can have a good time when we come threw.
Musicscan: honestly i never heard of 456 entertainment before. can you introduce
this label to me, please. why did you choose to release through them?
you surely had other offers, right?
Last Of The Famous: We felt like we wanted to try something completely different, we wanted
go with some new blood.
This label is just another small indie , but they do have some cool
that we liked. Its run buy 3 people , john davis , john rifkind (x load
records) and Carson daly ( last call with Carson daly)
We just felt like we have been on all the same labels always and just
to go with this new very hungry young label.
Musicscan: i read that the idea (and some of the songs as well) of Last Of The
Famous has been already born, when Porcell did his last Shelter touring,
right? This is a longer time ago, so what's the reason why your debut
release took so much time before it has been released these days?
Last Of The Famous: Its al long story, but me and porcell and alex all quit shelter at the
time, we then already knew that we wanted to do a new band together, we
started the band and did some demos, and then I got deported out of u.s.
wasn't doing anything alegal, but it was right after September 11 and
were really rough on everyone.
We thought the band was ended forever, but then I got a job for a
sensation called the sounds, I was there tour manager, got a new visa
u.s , and then on time of inbettween tours with them we would start
the band again , practicing and finishing a record.
So that is pretty much the story about that , even if I could tell all
crasy thoughts we had on trying to get me back in to the country to be
to do the band, ha ha ha, it was a rough but fun time to think back on.
Musicscan: when did you actually record the songs and what have been your first
rehearsels like after getting the line-up together?
Last Of The Famous: We recorded the recod over the last like 3 years, at times, it was hard
because we were so spread out. But we have been prectaing as a 5 pice
for the last like 5 months. So not for a really long time.
But now we are really ready to go out and rocj the funckin world, and im
Musicscan: does it feel good to release a new record, your first full length,
with a new band? what have been your feeling seeing the record being
available in the stores?
Last Of The Famous: Its awesome, its fun to walk around in stores and kind of make sure that
people can se it in the store make sure that it is placed right, I also
like people have been nice to us , more outside the hard core scene ,
that press is giving it a fair chanse, it makes me happy.
We are all very happy to be able to do the band, and I think people will
to se last of the famous grow for a long time, we are here to stay!!
Musicscan: do you guys feel that the record is a pretty good representation of
Last Of The Famous' sounding as of right now?
Last Of The Famous: Yes I do , a melodic punk rock record with a touch of hard core, i think
hard core kids should give it a chanse, it's a fun record to listen to.
Musicscan: When you were writing the songs did you have certain issues you
specifically wanted to address?
Last Of The Famous: No not really, me writing the lyrics, I feel like I want to bring up
important topics in my life, like supporting the straight edge and
rights movment, + for kids to not be afaid to speak there mind about
in this world, its a lot of fucked up people and things going on out
And people should not be afraid to stand up and fight back,
I also sing about my personal issues in this long relationship that I
it was so many good things , but so many bad sides in the relationship
I was in, I thought I had found the love of my life and instead I got
completely destroyed and hard broken. Never wanna fall in love again, im
scared of a lot of things in this world , but that is one thing I wanna
Musicscan: you have something that i would consider to be a strong pop-appeal.
is this something that is important to you or something you were heading
Last Of The Famous: I don't know, I think we all have been in to a lot of melodic punk
, it was
very natural to write this record. Its kind of what just camt out when
porecll wrote new songs, I personly love his song writing and im so
be the one writning lyrics over it.
Musicscan: how important is it to you have a positive outlook within your music
Last Of The Famous: Its important, but in the same time I feel like my lyrics can be a
dark sometimes, not in a bad way thoe, just personal things and life
I do want to make a point that I wanna bring back in to hard core and
to not be afraid to sing about things that are important to people.
Musicscan: what lessons have you learned from being involved with
punk/hardcore? What has it done for you?
Last Of The Famous: It has been my life since I became a teen ageer , this is all I know, I
no education and nothing to fall back on ,in punk and hard core is were
belong and within this scene I will probaply always be involved. I do
think that hard core is the most juge mental scene, I think that kids
have to be a littlebit more openminded about that people do change .
clothes, lifestyle, type of music you write , its just the way that
grow on you sometime.
Musicscan: name someone or thing involved in the underground punk scene that
you still respect to this day.
Last Of The Famous: Ian mackay from minor threat, everything he did for the scene and his
looking at the world as a young hard core kid, I love that about him and
will always respect that til the day I die.
Also the kids that I grew up with in vbg in Sweden, I respect them
they were always very loyal and good to me, people changed , but we keep
friendships threw the years. FFL
Musicscan: Your biggest wish to happen for the bands future?
Last Of The Famous: Like I said , my biggest wish right now is that kids will give us a
and check it out. To be able to tour a lot and have a lot of fun
around the world with my best friends playing the songs that I love and
proud of. I hope that we will have people at our shows enyoing it with
us. Also that we will be able to do last of the famous for a long time
Musicscan: anything left you want to say?
Last Of The Famous: Stay positive all of you out there reading this, and please support us
we come threw, lets have some fuckin fun together.
Also lets bring some action a dangeour back in to punk and hard core,
be afaid to stand up and speak your mind, just fuckin do it!!! I hope to
see you all out there soon. Peace im out. Daniel Larsson xxx