Interview With Mojo Fury- 29th February 2012
Photo Of Mojo Fury © Copyright Mojo FuryKarlie caught up with Mojo Fury to talk about their current tour with Inme, their next album and plans for the future.

Mojo Fury, for people that might not have heard of you could you give us a brief description of the band, and what you're about?
Well we've been a band for about 8 years, we've been touring in England for the last 2 years, we've toured with Oceansize and And So I Watch You From Afar, and InMe now. Band-wise, we're always getting compared to Biffy Clyro, meets QOTSA, Nine Inch Nails.

You're currently touring with InMe, how did this come about?
Same management I guess. Since we recorded our album they picked us up, and as we share a label and we've done a fews in the past together and struck up a friendship, it always helps when you have to live together for 35 days on one bus!

Are there any venues you are looking forward to playing more than others?
Rock City in Nottingham is always good, London, obviously. We played Colchester Art Centre on the first date of the tour and that's probably our favourite venue.

What's your favourite thing about being on tour?
This time it's nice because of the tour bus, it makes a change to the transit van! Less responsibility, not having to do the driving anymore! The driver is a legend as well.

Your latest album, Visiting Hours of a Traveling Circus was released in May 2011, how has this been received by fans?
Really well, we were blown away by the reaction we got. It was the iTunes single of the week for the second single from it, it was really good.

Have you got plans for a follow up to this album?
Straight away, as soon as we get home we're starting it.

What do you have planned once the tour is over?
Just the next album.

Can we expect to see Mojo Fury at any UK festivals this year?
Yeah, we did quite a few last year, we did a few smaller ones like 2000 Trees, so we'll hopefully be back to those, maybe Sonisphere [Since the time of this interview it has been announced that Sonisphere festival has been cancelled]

What made you decide to become a 4 piece and have Micheal move from behind the drum kit in 2009?
I just wanted to expand the sound and do other things in the studio, and also just get into the music more, get to move around. It's a bit restrictive being behind the kit.

You've supported some pretty big names, such as Biffy Clyro, Cooper Temple Clause and Two Door Cinema Club, have there been any you have enjoyed more than others?
Our first proper tour in England was with Oceansize so that was pretty special, we didn't realise how big the tour was. It's quite hard for a band to break out of Northern Ireland so it's a really big thing for us.

Where do you hope to see yourselves in 5 years time?
Playing our own shows, hopefully have about 3 albums out, touch base in America and Japan, whatever happens just takes time.

What's your most prized possession?
Our Hard Rocker award I expect. Mine is a mouse I've been given at the minute to look after on tour, we've been videoing it in every city. It's called venue mouse.
A real mouse?
Yes, it's a real mouse.
He's on tour with us, the bus driver has let us bring him on the bus!

Who are your main influences, musically and as individuals?
I grew up with The Beatles, I got into NIN quite early on. Placebo and Nirvana changed things a lot for me.

One last question we ask every band, if you could be an animal out of a zebra and a giraffe, which would you be and why?
I would be a giraffe because I like giraffe print more than zebra print.

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us, Is there a message you'd like to leave for your fans reading this?

If you're in Belfast come and see us, or come and check out one of our shows.

Interview by Karlie M
 Band Members

Michael Mormecha
James Lyttle
Ciaran McGreevy
 Latest Releases
Mojo Fury - Visiting Hours of a Traveling Circus
Release Date - 9th May 2011

1. The Mann
2. Bones
3. Colour Of The Bear
4. Deep Fish Tank (Factory Settings)
5. We Should Just Run Away
6. Pill Pigeon Is An Orange Wheel
7. What A Secret
8. Lemon Marine
9. Kill Cock Robin
10. Electric Sea
 Band Related Links
Mojo Fury Myspace