Feature: “If I…” with A World Defined’s Alex Sumner

Feature: “If I…” with A World Defined’s Alex Sumner

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Our latest instalment of If I…“ sees us speaking to guitarist Alex Sumner from Derby Post-Hardcore band A World Defined.

With the release of their début EP, ‘Welcome In This Feeling’ last year, the band brought together their love for music and art with the end result being a combination of aggressive vocals and raw guitar hooks.

The band are currently preparing its follow and will begin recording in March.

In the mean time guitarist Alex took some time out to take part in our ongoing "If I…” interview sees which sees band responding to a series of questions simply beginning with “If I…”

If I could re-record one song it would be…
Alex Sumner: I’m going to be cheeky; i would love to re-record a song called All That Follows You which we released on a demo in 2010. probably still one of my favourites!

If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
AS: Out of all the shows we have played, I would probably want to relive one of the first shows we did from years back. Local show, stage diving, terrible sound but so much fun.

If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
AS: The House of Blues over in the States without a doubt.

If I could play with one band it would be…
AS: Underoath!

If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
AS: Charlie Mingus (old school blues/jazz player).

If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
AS: Recently there’s been too many awesome bands split but I’d have to say Thrice or The Ghost of a Thousand.

If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
AS: a pyhysiotherapist or something sporty.

If I could play a different genre it would be…
AS: Hard one but I’ve gotta go with real old underground blues.

If I could have written any song it would be…
AS: Papa Roach – Between Angels and Insects.

If I could have written any album it would be…
AS: Underoath – Define The Great Line or (touchy one) Lostprophets – Start Something.

If I could headline any festival, it would be…
AS: Warped Tour, You had to ask!?

If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
AS: Underoath, Alexisonfire, Thrice, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Defeater, Everytime I Die, Deftones, Circa Survive, In Fear and Faith and a lot of good friends like Violet, Skies In Motion, Laguna Sunrise, Floods, Apparently We Fly, Memories and The Secret Year.

If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
AS: The Harp.

If I could give one piece of advice to a new band, it would be…
AS: Get yourself in to a good studio and get a group of songs your happy with THEN start gigging them tracks rather than the other way around.

‘Welcome In This Feeling’ by A World Defined is available as a free download from AWorldDefined.com.

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