DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Learn To Lie

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Learn To Lie

Welcome to this weeks edition of Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band or artist on the island and see what they get up to, how they cope with being all alone on a small island in the middle of the ocean. It's not your average desert island and we'll see just how each person copes with the extreme conditions.

This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we find Learn To Lie sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, so how did they end up here and how did they cope with life on Devil's Island? 

Find out now...    

Welcome to The Razors'e Edge and our somewhat lovely, warm desert island. Don't worry about it's name I'm sure it's not as bad as that would suggest. 

You're marooned here on this island, but before you ended up shipwrecked you chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?

Andy: 'Reuben - In Nothing We Trust'. I was a generation too late for this band at their peak, I was only 11 when this album came out and I've only just discovered them the past year! Jamie Lenmen has got to be the most underrated songwriter in history. Start to finish this album is perfection. How the hell did this album break the band?

Matt C: ‘Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory’. A masterpiece in prog metal, there is a lot going on. This album’s release coincided with my starting to get into music and inspired a lot of the next 20 years of what I listened to.

Matt J: 'Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal'. There are only a few albums I can listen to from start to finish and enjoy every track (The others being Meteora and Hybrid Theory) but Sempiternal is one album I’ve always gone back to no matter what I'm currently listening to.

Courtney: 'Fleetwood Mac - Rumours'. I mean, a classic is a classic for a reason! No matter what the mood, this album I could listen to from start to finish. There’s not a song that I wouldn’t play on repeat.

Just behind that palm tree is a shack for each of you to stay in, with enough space for you to put up a poster on the wall of one album cover. What album cover do you each chose?

Andy: Arcane Roots - Left Fire (EP).
Symmetrical perfection with so much potential for pareidolia!

Matt C: Limp Bizkit - Significant Other.
A symbol of my youth (which is further away for me than the rest of the band!)

Matt J: Dr Dre - 2001
It's an artistic masterpiece.

Courtney: Greta Van Fleet - From The Fires
I feel like it is quite a good representation of the situation that we’d be in.

There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to choose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?

Andy: Gin and Tonic, it's gotta be a dry gin! None of this fruity shit!

Matt C: Spiced rum and coke (full fat), thanks.

Matt J: Orange Squash, It's what the cool kids drink

Courtney: Got to be rum. If it worked for Jack Sparrow, it’ll work for me!

Your suitcases were lost when your ship sank, but you each managed to salvage one item of band merch. What’s the merch and for what band?

Andy: My 'Black Peaks' glass built castles t-shirt.

Matt C: Metallica t-shirt I've had since 2004. I saw it a few years ago so it’s still here somewhere.

Matt J: Meteora Vinyl (If it counts as merch) because then I have another album to listen to!

Courtney: Vukovi Hoodie for sure. I don’t go anywhere without a hoodie!

You’re sat on the island thinking “I’m stuck here on this island with my bandmates for eternity”… who would you rather have been shipwrecked with?

Andy: The comedian Greg Davis, I can't stand this sitcom stuff but his stand up and taskmaster show is fantastic!

Matt C: Bear Grylls would be handy for survival, not sure he’s going to be the most entertaining, though.

Matt J: An artificial intelligence robot name bob that can also transform into a jet-ski

Courtney: David Attenborough for sure! I feel like he would know what to do, plus a running commentary, what more could you want?!

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Learn To Lie

There's a walkman in your pocket, on the tape inside is the recording of the one live show that stands out for you. It could be any show, from any band, anywhere in the world. What show is on that walkman?

Andy: AC/DC live at Castle Donington (1991), The video that made me wanna pick up a guitar and the reason why I play Gibson SGs! The opener 'Thunderstruck' will be forever ingrained in my head.

Matt C: Metallica - Cunning Stunts. This show’s DVD and bass solo from Jason Newstead is actually what made me pick up the bass.

Matt J: Linkin Park memorial concert for Chester. When the crowd sing numb is incredible, shows the power that music has to unite people.

Courtney: Fleetwood Mac - The Dance Tour (1997). If you know, you know. Iconic!

You're getting desperate, you decide the only course of action is to put a message in a bottle and hope someone finds it. Your message could be to any member of any band, but should be the most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?

Andy: Dear Ace Frehley. Don't send help, just send more cold Gin! I've run out!

Matt C: Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden can fly a plane, right ? Yeah him.

Matt J: Sting from The Police, he seems experienced in this area.

Courtney: Jacoby Shaddix - Papa Roach. And not just as a last resort.

You've been stuck here for a while and food supplies are running low. There's only one thing for it... which fellow band member gets sacrificed to help the others survive?

Andy: Everyone else has gotta say me. So, I'm gonna say me!

Matt C: Andy can be quite intuitive at times. This is one of those times.

Matt J: Andy has nominated himself, I'll take the easy option and concur.

Courtney:  Well I’m not going to go against the rest here!

Finally, when the ship sank you each managed to save one person from the wreckage. That person is the one musician that has influenced your career the most, shaped your way of thinking and your outlook on life. Who did you save?

Andy: Mike Einziger (Incubus - Guitarist) Massive influence on my riff writing and always loved his approach to guitar effects of being a source of inspiration to songwriting!

Matt C: John Myung (Dream Theater) Whilst not the most verbal of characters, his chops and approach to music have tailored a lot of what I (try) to do. So I feel i’d owe it to him.

Matt J: Tony Royster Jr. - Phenomenal drummer.

Courtney: Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Paramore was one of the first Female fronted bands of this genre that I listened to and really helped me start out on this path. They’re one of the only bands that I have consistently listened to since finding them and would probably say I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t find them.

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