Dublin grunge trio Forty Foot have released their new song, Zeros. We asked them the BIG questions . . .

The band formed in 2019 following the sudden death of a friend and previous collaborator, with much of their initial work written and inspired by the band's loss.

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Zeros is heavily influenced by early 90s grunge rock and is the follow-up to their debut track Drugs.

Tell us three things about yourself?

We are all engineers/engineers in training. We are named after a popular Dublin location. Sam and Ezra are cousins

How would you describe your music?

Sam: Mark came up with a pretty good description, "Filthy/Dirty Pop". We aren't trying to fool anyone with anything or trying to be something we aren't. How we play is how we play, how I sing is how I sing. It’s all pretty natural and we balance each other out.

Mark: I would say it's pretty raw and natural, the tracks we’ve released to date and the next few releases have been recorded live so there's no hiding! But we do try to balance the heavy sounds with some catchy/melodic elements.

Ezra: It’s almost effortless, and as Mark said, incredibly raw and natural. When we’re jamming it’s like a snowball of grunge, post-punk madness. Sometimes a song or two will pop out of it.

Who are your musical inspirations?

Sam: It’s a mixed bag really, on any given day it can go from The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, to Run The Jewels or Frank Ocean. Biffy Clyro’s Live from The Barrowland Ballroom last year really blew me away. The way they used immersive recording techniques really put you in the room.

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Mark: There are a lot, but the ones that come to mind are My Bloody Valentine, ASIWYFA, The Strokes, Tokyo Police Club, Rancid.

Ezra: My music taste is all over the place. One day I’ll have Led Zeppelin, Eagles of Death Metal or Prince in the back of my mind and the next day I’ll be on to Anderson .Paak, Thundercat or Steve Lacy. I try to combine as many flavours as possible.

How are you occupying yourself during the coronavirus lockdown?

Sam: Work for me has been a bit crazy. Musically we haven't been able to get into our jam room much, so I’ve been playing a lot of acoustic at home. Hopefully, we’ll be able to do some acoustic releases soon.

Mark: I've been trying to balance working and creating new music. I’ve been studying music production with Pulse College in the evenings, it's helping us get our next batch of tracks ready to record.

Ezra: College work has been keeping me pretty busy. As Sam says we haven’t been able to jam in a good while so it’s hard to create new music when you can’t even see each other in person to bounce ideas off. If I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll pick up the drumsticks here and there.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Sam: Leave the Door Open - Silk Sonic. It’s the Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak collab, I can’t wait for the album.

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Mark: The Bandit - Kings of Leon. As a guitar player it's hard not to just smile when you hear the sounds they produce. I’ve really enjoyed their latest release When You See Yourself.

Ezra: I'm gonna have to steal Sam’s one. Leave the Door Open is the best new song I’ve heard in a long time. I’m excited to see what else .Paak and Mars can push out.

Favourite Lyric of all time?

Sam: "'Relax', said the night man, We are programmed to receive, You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave!" Hotel California - The Eagles.

Mark: "Life is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it" - Ronan Keating. Feels more appropriate now than ever . . .

Ezra: "But she never lost her head, Even when she was giving head" Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?

Sam: Don’t make me do that! Can I pick an album instead? Nirvana MTV Unplugged on vinyl.

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Mark: It's gotta be Smells Like Teen Spirit. it's everyone's first song they learn on guitar, right? I’ve been listening to it for more than half my life now and it still hits hard!!! I’ve recently been listening to the master quality version on Tidal Music and I’ve discovered little parts in the song that I've never heard before.

Ezra: Golden Brown by The Stranglers any day of the week. It’s one of those songs where no matter what mood you're in it always works.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Spotify/Apple Music/Soundcloud/Twitter/Instagram - Forty Foot Band.