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Saturday, 30 May 2009

Adam Ficek - From home to eternity ?



Adam Ficek is the name of the famous drummer of the UK band Babyshambles. If we talk on Roses Kings Castles, it’s parallel project perhaps to some of you means little. So, it’s time to learn more about it and what are Adam’s ideas on it and on other topics too. So, let's hope we can see in a short time Adam's very interesting side project here in Portugal, also a land of roses, kings and castles....


Adam already has new label and to better know his project just follow the link below, where you can also buy the record:

www.roseskingscastles.com

The tune mentioned in this interview is in the player and in the end, is the video of "Entroubled". 

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King_leer (KL):

 

Adam, i believe you used to teach drums. Is this true? Musically, as a drummer what’s your background? Pop, rock, Jazz?

 

Adam Ficek (AF): 

 

Yes I taught briefly whilst trying to make ends meet as a musician, I actually enjoyed the academia side of things so it wasn’t all bad. My background is in indie bands, growing up I was into loads of Britpop bands and bands such as the stone roses and charlatans etc. I then crept into the jazz stuff and went off studying it al properly.

 

(KL):

 

You were caught also by the Pinnacle Entertainment collapse. It what terms did it affect you most? I believe more work on your shoulders, right?

 

(AF):

 

Well it came about just as I was about to release my 2nd single, so that didn’t get to the shops, so effectively all my PR budget was wasted but I managed to get the stock back, at one point it looked like I was going to have to buy it back. Loads of small labesl went down, so I was lucky, I have only just got most of my albums back.

 

(KL):

 

Do you think there is a specific reason for the uprising number of side-projects?

 

(AF):

 

Not sure, personally we just have loads of time on our hands whilst peter does his thing.


(KL):

 

Now on your record. It’s a “home made” record as you state. For my blog readers understanding, can you explain how the process consists and how it’s possible to get a good sound and final result in that conditions?

 

(AF):

 

Good is subjective, but I used a simple version of pro tools and any instruments that were near by. It’s all about the songs and passion rather than the big production (at a certain level) Regarding results, I’m not sure the limited production would be everyones cup of tea but it’s works for me.

 

(KL):

 

Now, on lyrics. My favorite tune is “Broken Homes”. I usually ask your partners sometimes the stories behind some tunes. What’s the story (if you can share with us) of this song. I’ll play it in the blog’s player.

 

(AF):

 

Not sure really, I think songs should remain and belong to the listener and it’s up to them to interpret. Personally it’s about an emotional experience growing up on a council estate and the many broken people that exist, but it has a warmth.

 

(KL):

 

What artist/band must influenced you during your life? In your MySpace top friends, The Housemartins are there (as a fan club). One of your favorites?

 

(AF):

 

Housemartins, Blur, Barrett, Stone Roses, Beatles, Charlatans, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, lee Morgan, Debussy, Elgar, Robert Maxwell Davies, Fat boy slim, New order.

 

(KL):

 

On society: Now that the crisis is here and we have been talking on it, tell me about your thoughts on Europe. The European elections are coming. Do you fell the European ideal is to last?

 

(AF): 


I hope so, I don’t know enough about the struggles in Europe to make informed statements but I know some of us over here are having a hard, hard time.


video 

 

THE END



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