Best of 2012 FM

FM – Merv Goldsworthy, Pete Jupp, Steve Overland, Jem Davis & Jim Kirkpatrick - give their best of 2012. They are currently touring with Thin Lizzy and they have a new album ‘Rockville’ out next March…

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What have you got planned music wise for next year?

FM – FM Album No. 7, ROCKVILLE due out 11th March 2013 and touring.

The new album is being funded via Pledge Music. How has this going so far and what sort of goodies do fans get for pledging?

FMPledge Music is a great new way for bands to finance themselves.  Our campaign is going really well.  On ours you can get the new album plus a deluxe version which has 10 brand new original songs so I guess you could say it’s a bona fide double album.  There are lots more things too including appearing in our promo videos, hand written lyric sheets, signed drum heads and sticks… Check out our page at http://bit.ly/FMpledge1

Since FM have returned do you find you perhaps enjoy it more now as you don’t have the pressure of building up a live following and sales as you would have back in the late 80′s?

FMThere’s still pressure because we of course want to make the best albums and play the best shows we possibly can. We also need to build on our loyal core of fans so we can go on to bigger and better things. There’s always pressure but it comes with the territory, we’re not complaining.

Top five albums.

Merv – Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos

Pete – Linkin Park – Living Things

Steve – On This Winters Night – Lady Antebellum

Jem – Rick Wakeman – Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Reissue)

Jim – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Everybody’s Talking

Top DVD.

Merv – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Pete – Sherlock Holmes 2

Steve – Sherlock Holmes 2

Jem – Avengers Assemble

Jim – FM Live in Europe

Top gigs.

Steve – FM Indiscreet 25Live shows

Merv – Daryl Hall – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Jim- Roachford Academy Manchester

Pete – FM Indiscreet 25Live shows

Jem – FM Indiscreet 25Live shows

Best re-issue.

Merv- Indiscreet / Tough It Out (Rock Candy)

Jim – Indiscreet / Tough It Out (Rock Candy)

Pete – Indiscreet / Tough It Out (Rock Candy)

Jem – Rick Wakeman Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

Steve – Indiscreet / Tough It Out (Rock Candy)

Highs and lows of 2012.

Steve – High: My son’s wedding / Low: Paying for it

Merv – Low: England in the Euros / High: Obama being re-elected

Pete – High: FM Indiscreet 25Live shows  / Low: England in the Euros

Jem – High – FM Shepherd’s Bush Indiscreet 25Live show / Low: Having my mac book pro nicked

Jim– High: Meeting Tom Cruise / Low: Sharing a room with our manager

Any tips for bands/musicians to keep an eye on in 2013?

FMThe Treatment

Message for your fans…

FM- Thanks once again for your support this year and for making our Indiscreet 25Live shows such a success.  Rockville is coming your way in 2013!


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Power Plays w/c 16 September (Mon-Fri)

BLOCK BUSTER Losing Gravity (Frontiers)
WATCH ME BREATHE Don’t Think I Haven’t Thought About It (The Label Group/INGrooves)
FIRES OF FREYA Take A Bow (indie)
BLACK STAR RIDERS Underneath The Afterglow (Nuclear Blast)
STOMPIN’ HEAT Shiny Curly Red Hair (indie)

Featured Albums w/c 16 September (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 THE DEFIANTS Zokusho (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 CORELEONI II (AFM Records)
14:00-16:00 TONY McLOUGHLIN True Native (Fuego)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

BAD COMPANY Company Of Strangers (1995)



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