Friends Of Foes are releasing a new EP called Faults on February 12th. To celebrate the impending release, we’ve teamed up with the band to bring you each member’s individual thoughts on the recording process, along with a video teaser that details the behind the scenes of the studio. In the first instalment, check out what guitarist Matt Stinn had to say, watch the first video below, and be sure to check back next week for the next chapter!
Faults is a record that was made by taking a good hard look at our past songwriting and wanting to do better. This time around we put way more time into the writing as well as the arrangements, and I think the final product will speak as a testament to that. Better formulated songs, more effective arrangements and much more meaningful lyrics. Following suit with the theme of “do better this time around” the band made the dicision to live out at Sun Temple Studio (about forty five minutes into the countryside from our hometown) and really cut ourselves off from the distractions of the city throughout the recording process. Surrounded by farm feilds and a heritage homestead, we always made our meals together, shared late-night deck beers and even went for walks in the middle of lightning storms. As much as this was work, it was a well needed vacation. For me, I found that the removal of all the outside distractions made a massive difference in my ability to focus and push the songs in the right direction. Always waking up with a clear mind, ready to put in the ten to fifteen hours of work needed daily to churn out a proper collection of songs. In the end, I’m incredibly proud of the product we walked away with and can’t wait to share it with anyone who may care to listen.