1. Joe: so how's the tour been going so far?
Dave (vocals, lead guitarist): Unreal! Can't complain really every shows
been a blast and this is Greg's first tour with us as well!
And he's fitting in really well; I think everything we strive to achieve
with this tour I think we have now, succeeded in doing.
Greg (Bass, backing vocals): Its cool being away for this long!
"Greg gets up to open a bottle of beer and searches around for
a bottle opener and tries to open it on the table ledge"
Dave: Greg I've got a bottle opener right here you Muppet!
"Greg opens bottle and sits down for another instalment of questions!
2. Joe: when can we expect some new material from inme?
Dave: There's a possibility that we might put some rough demos up just
to keep our fans happy for a bit but its possible that it might be next
summer before we actually get something going like I say we wont go
into detail but I feel we've achieved what we want to with this tour
we've found out that our fan base is still there and we've wanted the
label to get into us again and that's happened as well so I reckon next
summer next year we will release something!
3. Joe: the last album "white butterfly" Had some mellower
more tender tunes than your first album "overgrown edan" are
the new songs taking on that more acoustic vibe in "white butterfly
or are you going for something different?
Dave: We've definitely got a bit heavier and edgier as you'll probably
here tonight! There are a few slow ones but I do think that an album
needs to have a few slow ones.
Simon (drums): Every person has a soft side!
Dave: But there are a lot more technical, edgier, metal moments to this
4. Joe: How has Joe (the original bassist) leaving and Greg (the
new bassist) entering the band affected Inme?
Dave: I don't think Joe was enjoying it as much as me and Simon anymore
and that was affecting everything! And I think he just had other aspirations,
he just wanted to do something else with his life which is fair enough
but me and Simon don't really want to do anything else. We immediately
suggested Greg and now he's in and I just think not in a negative way
or anything but I feel the band is stronger without him than its ever
Joe: do you still know him?
Dave: Yeah! We still sit down at the pub and have a chat; I think he
might even come down to a show!
5. Joe: what are your hopes for the new album?
Dave: Just to get rid of some people's perceptions of what we were before
I don't think "overgrown edan" and "white butterfly"
quite pushed this band
And I think we were too young when we got signed. But this album, if
people give it a proper listen I think we'll establish ourselves as
a proper band, a band worth listening too and a band not surrounded
by any kind of hype!
6. Joe: What bands are you into at the moment?
Dave: I'm into Sixth and I'm into Plan B, Squarepusher and electronica!
7. Joe: What's it like touring with Brigade and Death for a Day?
Greg: It's terrible! (Laughs)
Dave: There the sweetest guys in the world and they played a gig before
the tour local to us (brigade) and I went down there to kind of see
what they were like! and there just great guys also there also a great
band and there's no gimmicks to them there just straight out rock! Its
just been a real fun tour with them because its horrible when you've
got some egotistical band walking around it puts a bad tense to the
tour and we haven't had any of that! Its a shame there leaving early
7. Joe: What do you listen to on the tour bus on the way down?
Greg: We listen to what the driver wants to listen to! Which is mainly
Fighters? But he sometimes listens to Squarepusher which is cool.
Simon: We don't really listen to anything!
Greg: We play poker.
Simon: Or we write our own dodgy Essex techno!
Dave: We have a poker table laid out so we just play against each other
and try and win each others money!
Simon: I usually win!
8. Joe: Apparently you've been having loads of weird
phone calls, do you want to tell us about them?
Greg: That was me!(laughs)
Dave: He's this absolute dickhead to be honest who seems to think I
care about him and he rang me up on my birthday and threatened to kill
me but he hasn't tried yet but I'd like to see what happens if he does!
But his number has been given to the police for harassment and death
9. Joe: What was the first song you learnt to play?
Simon: the first song I learnt on the drums was probably "acid
its a terrible song but I was 13.
Dave: Mine was "Come as you are" by Nirvana.
Greg: That's also what I first learnt on bass but I first learnt to
play on piano "Bach: The Orphan Girl" its a wonderful piece!
10. Joe: If you were to burn a compilation c.d of your favourite
tracks what would be on it? five tracks each!
Dave: Talk talk: I believe in you
Plan B: couldn't get along
Pink Floyd: High hopes
The Police: So lonely
Bon Jovi: living on a prayer
Greg: Opeth: Reith
Pink Floyd: Coming back to life
Billy talent: Devil in a midnight mass
Simon: Avenged sevenfold: Beast and the harlot
Led zeppelin: Black dog
ACDC: Back in black
Radiohead: Paranoid Android
Radiohead: High and Dry
11. Joe: Chips or cream buns?
Greg: Chips in cream buns!
Dave: Just chips
Greg: Cream buns from the bakery in essex!
Dave: Nah! Chips
Greg: You get these cream buns from the essex bakery, with icing on
the top and chocolate round the edge!
Simon: Which bakery?
Greg: The bakery
Simon: What the dodgy bakery with the owner that employs 14 year old
Greg: Yeah they make nice cream buns though!
Thanks to InMe for their time, to Dave McPherson
for sorting things out and Rob Tinkler, Simon Baker and everyone else
at The Junction who helped.
Read a review of this gig here.