After just releasing their Debut Album ‘Contender’ (which we have given a 5/5 review for), We we lucky enough to have Forever Came Calling’s bassist John answer some of our questions. Below is the Spotify stream of ‘Contender’ and remember, if you like what you here please support the band by purchasing the album or merch.
Who are you and what are you doing here? (what is your name, what is the band and what is your role in the band?)
My name is John and I play bass guitar in Forever Came Calling.
How did the band start?
Forever Came Calling or FCC has been around since 2006. It was started by, Joe (singer/guitar) in high school. The band continued to gain and lose members over the years. I join the band in 2008 and since then Joe and I have taken the band more seriously.
How would you describe your band?
If I were to describe Forever Came Calling, I say our sound comes from a lot of early 2000’s bands. Lyrically, I think Joe writes some solid stuff.
If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your band which one would it be?
If I had to pick one song that we’ve written it’d be, “I’ll Be Better, I Promise” off of our new record called “Contender.” It’s a much slower song then our other songs but it’s still fast in its own way. -John
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?
What separates us from other bands?
I always feel weird answering this question so I passed it off to someone who has believed in our band for a long time. His name is Drew and he does merch for us. Say hi to him at a show or online @xlittledrewx
“this band is the biggest group of hard working dudes I’ve ever seen. Which you get a little hint of that in No Room For Rockstars, but there’s so much more when the cameras aren’t on. This band deserves everything they get. I’ve seen them go from 3 kids in a room that was only there for the local acts to drawing sold out crowds in rooms I once saw them play to no one. They’re the nicest people and they don’t put on a front. They’re all so musically talented and Joe can actually sing for one, which nowadays isnt something you come by often with a newer band. They sound the exact same live as they do on the record. Johns bass lines are out of this world to Bryces tremendous drum fills to joes amazing guitar work all being brought together with the awesome heartfelt lyrics. This band is not an average band that you see regularly and people are starting to notice something special about this small desert town band. This band knows how to play and knows how to play well. That’s why Forever Came Calling is different than anyone else.”
Where are people able to hear your songs?
People can hear our songs at shows of course but if we are not playing near you. You could always check us out on our FaceBook Page, Itunes, Youtube, Bandcamp, and Spotify.
Are you playing any shows anytime soon (if you live outside of Australia, do you have any plans for a trip down under)?
We’ve been on tour since May 27th. We did a tour with Hawthorne Heights and now we are on tour with State Champs & With The Punches. As of right now, We are planning on touring outside of the US by next fall.
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a band?
One of the proudest moments/ greatest achievements as a band for me, would be putting out our debut full length “Contender” with the help of Jake Round (Pure Noise Records).
Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
You should check out some of the best dudes in the world: Family Thief (Twentynine Palms, CA), Super Prime (Boston, MA), and Last Call (Las Vegas, NV). All of these band are awesome!