Funeral For A Friend's final shows are just around the corner, and we take a look back at their remarkable career in the latest magazine. Here's a taste of their interview...
When Matt Davies-Kreye joined Funeral For A Friend he was working at a record store in his hometown. Some 15 years later, as the band prepares for their last ever shows, the singer finds that life has come full circle. “I’ve spent the last year working part time in an independent record store and it’s been like going back in time,” he laughs as he reflects on recent days spent working at Diverse Vinyl, a record store sandwiched between a nail salon and carpet shop in Newport.
Between his stints behind the counter Matt has crossed the world multiple times, released seven albums with his friends and been forced onto a dirt road by Axl Rose (more on that later). Despite the years and miles on the clock, little has changed for the singer. “The person that’s selling jazz records and super analogue editions of classic albums is pretty much the same person that worked in a music shop before the band got big,” he says. “The travelling, experiences and meeting people has affected the outer layers, but deep down I’m still the same. My fondness for music has remained, which means I absolutely love what I'm doing right now."
Read the full, emotional feature in this month's Rock Sound.