Thursday, 3 March 2016

Flops Ego Q&A

Your name: 
Benjamin Michael Thorpe.

Where are you from?
Kalamazoo, MI.

Name of band:
Flops Ego.

Who else is in your band?
Tyler White (Drums) and Nicholas “Duchess” Miller (Bass).

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
This is a big question. For me, it’s all about releasing tension. There are different emotions and different tensions in life and I’d say anger and frustration are big ones for me. So the music sounds a bit intense. Some songs are a lot more melodic and less progressive metal though. I’m really excited going forward because we have a good vision of what the future holds.

Who are your main influences musically?
Main influence is a better question than the “what influences you” question. Our main influence would be progressive rock and metal. Anywhere from Rush to The Fall Of Troy. We tend to like prog three piece bands considering that’s who we are. I highly recommend you check out To Whom It May from Galveston, TX. They are a prog 3 piece that will stick in your head. I’ve been listening to a lot of Karnivool lately too. Their Asymmetry album is one of those “thank God they did it so I don’t have to” albums. Also check out Puscifer.  

What do you hope to achieve in music?
I hope to travel the world and connect with an audience that is as frustrated as I am with the status quo. Especially in America. It seems that people only think pretty people can be famous and those pretty boys and girls are spoiled brats. Usually. There are always exceptions to the rule.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Hands down when I got to open for Nothing More and Sleepwave in Grand Rapids Michigan.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I’d love to forget the fact that people don’t buy music any more. They just stream it and download it. If you really love a band, make sure you buy their music. They don’t get much of the money from it but it helps their stats for label scouts. Every purchase goes a long way!

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Our new song “Armageddy”. The reason is that it’s a compact little journey of a song that really captures where we are right now as musicians. It's out now. Please buy it on iTunes it helps a lot more than you think (itunes.apple.com/us/album/armageddy-single/id1087654670).

Where can we listen to it?


Where can we find out more about your music?
Twitter is best @FlopsEgo
But we also have facebook.com/flopsego and flopsego.com has all our old stuff available for streaming.

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