Band Feature & Interview: The Few, The Fallen
With only just over a year or so of being a band, The Few, The Fallen have accomplished more than most would in that amount of time. They have made their melodic metal sound known in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and hope to carry it across the country.
BG: Tell me about yourself and what your roll is in the band?
DH: I’m Dave Holland and I’m the singer/screamer. The other members of the band are Danny Howard (guitar), Josh Hansen (guitar), Andy Baugh (bass/vox) and Nick Henke (drums).
BG: Where did the name ‘The Few, The Fallen’ come from?
DH: Well, I wish we had a cool story behind it, but basically we were sitting around trying to think of a name and that’s what we came up with! It’s actually based on a song title that we thought sounded really cool.
After practicing over and over again to make everything as perfect as possible, the band finally recorded and released their EP ‘From the Bottom We Rise’ this past March.
BG: How has the response been on your EP?
DH: The response to our EP has been better than we hoped for. We wrote and practiced all the songs on our EP for 4 months before we recorded them, and we feel like we put our best foot forward with that EP at the time. Since then we feel like we have made vast strides in the songs we’ve written and we can’t wait to release another record!
After the EP release, they gained hype and shared the stage with some big acts in the music business such as Memphis May Fire, Like Moths To Flames, Texas In July, and one recent show that made it to the top of their list.
BG: You have quite the impressive list of national acts you’ve shared the stage with this past year. Who has been your favorite so far?
DH: We actually just played with Oh, Sleeper and I think it’s safe to say that was our favorite so far. The crowd was our biggest yet, and was just so responsive to us. Other than that, we just feel extremely lucky to have played with so many incredible bands, and we hope to continue playing with people as awesome as we have so far.
This past August, the music video for “I Am What I Am (The Monster Inside)” was released. The almost six minute long ordeal goes back and forth from band scenes in the middle of a grassy field to a man ending it all by burning what seems to be memories of something wanted in the past.
BG: The video for “I Am What I Am (The Monster Inside)” was released this past August. Where was it filmed and how did you come up with the concept?
DH: We actually filmed it in Nick’s (our drummer) backyard. My really good friend Blake Hawk came up with the concept and then shot, filmed and edited it. We wanted a really dark concept to really fit the lyrics, which are about the anger one has in their heart after a break up. We wanted to capture that visually and we really think Blake did a fantastic job doing that. We could not be more proud of how it turned out and we hope that it continues to get more and more exposure.
BG: You’ve accomplished a lot in 2012 in a short amount of time. Any big plans for the upcoming year?
DH: As of now we are finishing our newest song, currently untitled, recording it with Saud Ahmed of The Crimson Armada, and releasing it. We also plan on sending out press kits to labels in the next couple months to get a jump on possibly touring. We, again, feel very lucky to have accomplished what we have so far, and we’re very excited to see what the future holds for us.
Check out the music video for “I Am What I Am (The Monster Inside)” below: