FORGETTING THE FUTURE are a four piece rock ’n’ roll band from the tip top of Scotland. When I first saw the band in 2018, it was obvious that these guys knew how to headline a gig. Since then, the band have gone on to release their debut album, ‘Broken Phones & Hormones’, and in doing so, it became obvious that this band has everything. Forgetting The Future are the full package and with tens of thousands of streams under their belt, already the world is catching on and they are catching on fast. I had the pleasure of catching up with the band’s frontman Robbie last week for a quick chat and 21 questions. Here’s how it went down.
21 questions with…Forgetting The Future
Pleasure to be joined by the gorgeous Robbie of FTF. First things first, how’d the band name come about?
Good Question! We had been searching for a band name for weeks and had a few ideas, but they didn’t seem to fit. So, eventually after pondering on ideas, we came up with Forgetting The Future and I don’t know what it was about the name, but it seemed to suit us so well. I think the idea of the name being so uncool, actually made it cool.
Was there any other serious suggestions kicking about?
Not that I can remember, but I’m sure there was some wild suggestions that weren’t PG enough to be a band name ahah.
Can you remember the first time you jammed together?
The first time we ever jammed together was in our Local Youth Club in our hometown Thurso, which was the best way to start a band! There were so many of us kids about the building jamming and somehow all four of us ended up together!
That’s class! What was your first go-to cover tune when you were jamming?
I believe our first ever cover was by Mr Jake Bugg, his song ‘Seen It All’ along with ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ by Green Day of course, because who didn’t play that song! We also jammed a lot with some Hendrix tunes which is the pinnacle of covers I’d say!
What’s your go-to cover tune when you are jamming nowadays?
It’s probably ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ by the Arctic Monkeys these days, a lot has changed ahah!
Best thing about your hometown?
The very best thing about our hometown has got to be the support we have been gifted with! They are always behind us and supporting us along with other cities too, but Caithness have had our back from the start! Whether it’s putting on our first gigs in Mr C’s Bar, to our mates and family attending the gigs! We have so much love and time for our hometown and the people in it!
MASSIVE congratulations on the album, it is absolutely class from start to finish! When you listen back now, what moments stand out for you?
Thanks so much mate! The work that our amazing producer Ken Allardyce and his incredible engineering/producing/mixing stands out the most for me! The sounds and the performances he managed to get out of us in the studio were mental! Another thing that stands out to me is how well ‘Inhaler’ has done so far. During the recording process we didn’t think it was album-worthy but then we re-wrote the whole song and now people love it! So that was a big win!