Right it’s been a while since the last one but we have another interview for all our loyal readers. However this is a bit of a special interview as it’s different from the usual ones we have done at Invision Game Community. For once we aren’t interviewing the developers or publishers, we aren’t interviewing game designers or anyone in the games industry, nope, we are interviewing a new upcoming band called “No Distance Between”. Now it won’t be long before you’re hearing these guys on the radio and seeing them in that number one spot in the charts so we thought we’d get the early scoop on them and find out their gaming interests.
Ok firstly guys why not introduce yourselves to the community.
Jay: Hi, I’m Jamie, 22… and I’m the lead singer/ guitarist for No Distance Between.
Rob: Hi… This is awkward… I am 16, have sexy hair, which happens to be ginger… I play drums for da boiz.
Mat: Hi, I am Mat, I’m 22, and I am considered as the sensible (Boring) one, I play the bass and do some backing too.
And the first question guys, and one that certainly splits the gaming community. Do you prefer Console or PC gaming, and why?
Mat: We have always played consoles. PC’s hadn’t really taken off when we were younger, and were all pretty retro anyway.
Jay: Consoles are for gaming, pc’s are for… well… you know… (Josh: I think he means adult content ;))
Rob: I used to play Sonic Racing on PC… I only played it a few times and then I kept losing so I never looked at it again.. I also love worms… The game!
Got to agree with you there, I love consoles. Not sure Craig the boss man would agree though. Anyway what was the first games system you owned, and the first game you played?
Jay: Sega Megadrive II 16 bit for the ABSOLUTE win… A 6 year old child bottling and stabbing people on Streets of rage, and I turned out okay…ish.
Rob: I loved my first console, it was a gameboy colour with pokemon crystal from my brother. I like suicune… he’s my favourite, he’s cool.
Mat: My first console was a Sega MegaDrive and the first game I ever played on it was Sonic the Hedgehog, it is awesome.
Remember my megadrive too, some fun times were had on that bad boy. What was your favourite game you played growing up?
Rob: I loved to play Spyro and Pokemon all the time, I still sometimes play Pokemon if I ever feel like it.
Jay: Ermm.. Either Crash Bandicoot Warped or Metal Gear Solid which blew my mind!
Mat: Anything geeky!
Surprised Rayman or Croc wasn’t mentioned there. Who would you say are your favourite computer game hero and villain? Also who is your favourite non-playable character?
Jay: Hero: Solid Snake – he’s a badass, he’s everything I aspire to be.. He’s my role model!
Villain: The chainsaw guys from resident evil scare the hell out of me!
NPC: Aku Aku, has been like a father to me!
Rob: Hero: Dynamite Heddy – He’s so cool and everything and he has a bow tie!
Villain: Ripper Roo – He’s awesome. The way he talks and his eyes are so cool.
NPC: The egg thief from spyro, we have a lot in common!
Mat: Hero: Gareth Barry, Fifa 13. Done.
Villain: Kaiba from the Yu-gi-oh! games, his voice does things to me…
NPC: Those bagpipe guys from spyro 3, the tune still haunts me to this day
Some good choices there, and a very wierd one in Gareth Barry. What games system do you own now, and do you have any retro gaming consoles hidden away?
Jay: I had a ton of them but I ebayed most of it, I still have a gamecube, gameboy colour, a wii, and ps2, but I mostly play the HD remakes on PS3.
Rob/Mat: We are bros, like Mario and Luigi, but without the moustaches, we have two ps3’s, 3 ps2’s, a wii, an xbox, xbox 360, n64, sega megadrive, we could go on but that would take the pie.
So what was the last game you played?
Rob: Dragonball Z burst limit 2, on xbox 360. My name is Rob, and I am a Super Saiyan (youtube reference)
Jay: Lego Lord of the rings, “hangs head in shame” its the most repetitive game I’ve ever played, it makes pong look epic.
Mat: Fifa 13, I like watching men run around in tight shorts… mmm, Gareth Barry 😛
Starting to think Mat has a wierd (and unhelathy) obsession with Gareth Barry. So getting back on track what is your favourite computer game tune?
Mat: Crash Bandicoot, booty shaking theme for the win!
Rob: Pokemon Sapphire route 2, wild Pokemon theme, or something like that…
Jay: Shadow of the colossus, it’s the most epic soundtrack, I brush my teeth to it.
Now for a little bit more about your music. Why not tell us a little about the band. Give us an insight as to how you guys got together, what type of music you play, how you got your name and what’s your biggest achievement to date?
Band: We have been mates since primary school, but its only in the last few years that we started playing music together. We play a subtle blend of Indie, Rock and pure pop cheese, which we like to call the three cheese pizza, that is our genre. We got our name because we are serial spooners, the closer the better. Our biggest achievement to date will be playing at the o2 academy Liverpool on 25th January, cannot wait!!
Great now I want pizza. If you had to use a game to describe your band what would it be and why?
Mat: Dragonball Z because we power up before each performance, we keep our volume knobs OVER 9000!!!!!
Rob: Donkey Konga is a huge inspiration to me, thats how I mastered my drumming technique!
Jay: Ecco the dolphin, because I don’t know where I am or what i’m doing half the time.
Now tell us, why should the lovely people reading this interview listen to your music?
Rob: Because we are really diverse, we play serious emo rock and gangnam style in the same set.
Mat: Because our sound barrier is a force to be reckoned with… equal to that of the spirit bomb…
Jay: I think our music is different and familiar at the same time, we play something for everyone! You can have a listen on www.soundcloud.com/no-distance-between or give us a cheeky like on Facebook on www.facebook.com/n.d.b.012 !
And the final random question; what’s your favourite flavour crisps?
Jay: Thai sweet chili, goes down well with a beer!
Rob: Im a mega nacho fan, but cheesy nachos are the balls!
Mat: Pickled onion Monster Munch, like my hero Karl Pilkington!
Band: It’s been a pleasure! Big thanks to Invision Games for having us! And thank you very much for taking the time to read this! We hope to see some of you around at some of our scheduled gigs soon! All gig dates are listed at:
No Distance Between
Editors Comment: Thanks a lot No Distance Between for your time and we wish you all the very best.