Getting To Know... FYVEYES

Following on from the success of their breakthrough single 'Just A Dream' last year, New Zealand-based trio FYVEYES now return with their latest anthemic stomper 'Come And Love Me'.

Channeling the huge riffs of bands like Dinosaur Pile-up, 'Come And Love Me' sees the outfit return in stellar form. Filled with powerful energy, bold production, and a killer hook throughout, this new release is certainly looking to kick things off for the group in the coming months.

So with the new single doing the rounds right now, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has inspired them most over the years.


What were the first instruments you fell in love with?

Harry C - Guitar.

Harper - Drums.

Harry Y - Guitar.

What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?

Harry C - I guess it would be seeing what bands I enjoy have done and daring to dream myself.

Harper - Music itself as a career, watching other bands and drummers I love play live, and how they’ve accomplished all that they have purely through playing and making music.

Harry Y - Playing live, there’s nothing like playing live aye.

What kind of music did you love as teenagers?

We’re all still teenagers, our drummer Harper Champion is 16, bassist Harry Young is 17, and frontman Harry Champion is 19.

What inspires you to make music?

Harry C - A lot of it is the amazing support we get from our friends and followers, it really does inspire me and make me want to continuously do better. As well the passion we all share for creating noise and having fun.

Harper - That feeling you get when you know you’ve created something magical, like when you’re jamming and Harry C does that bop with his neck and Harry Y is cracking up and I’m like scrunching my face like someone ripped a stink right in front of me.

Harry Y - How you can portray feeling through sound, cos sometimes it just is hard to speak.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Harry C - I’ve been really loving Boy Pablo’s latest album “Wachito Rico”

Harper - Troy Kingi, Jeff Buckley, The Last Shadow Puppets, Alexandra Saviour.

Harry Y - Juniore, Bjork, Bowie, The Smiths.

How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?

Mainly all of our songs were written about real life things we’ve experienced and people that have come into our lives in some way or another.

What has been the funniest moment in your career so far?

We played a show in Hastings, NZ, where we all switched instruments and Harper’s mic was too tall for him and Harry sucked at the drums.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Harry C - Foo Fighters.

Harper - Queens of the Stone Age.

Harry Y - Soundgarden.

If you weren’t musicians, what other path do you think you might have taken?

Harry - Something creative, whether it’s art or design, I enjoy creating things.

Harper - Something to do with business or just a Sunday league football player who works at the freezing works.

Harry Y - Farmer or Championship rally car driver.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as musicians?

I think for all of us, as musicians and generally in life, the best advice we’ve received is to never give up and to never shy away from something you’re passionate about.


FYVEYES' new single 'Come And Love Me' is out now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.