In 30STM songs, there is a lot of reference to faith, philosophy and religion. Why do you always make reference to that and what exactly do you have faith in (other than each other)?
WE HAVE FAITH IN YOU! WE HAVE FAITH IN HARD WORK AND FOLLOWING DREAMS UNTIL THEY BECOME REALITY...
Do you enjoy all this non stop world travel and what is the most interesting place they have been to?
EVERY SINGLE PLACE IS INTERESTING FOR DIFFERENT REASONS, WE LOVE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD AND SHARE THIS EXPERIENCE WITH ALL OF YOU, AND YES, THIS IS A GRUELING SCHEDULE WE HAVE PLACED ON OURSELVES BUT WE TRULY BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE TO NOT TAKE THESE OPPORTUNITIES AS THEY COME ALONG FOR US, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS SO IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO "STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT" AS THE SAYING GOES...
Favorite surreal film?
THIS IS TOMO ANSWERING THIS ONE, MY PERSONAL FAVORITE IS MR. NOBODY ACTUALLY. I THINK THAT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL FILM AND JARED JUST CRUSHED IT IN THAT ONE!!!
Do you follow / care about the critiques you receive about your stuff, or you prefer to hear and move on to stand by your own inner critics?
WE DON'T REALLY CARE TOO MUCH WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK. THEY CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT, WE MAKE MUSIC AND ART FOR OURSELVES AND THEN WE SHARE IT WITH YOU, THE PEOPLE WHO DO CARE AND FIND A CONNECTION WITHIN IT.
Have you learnt anything new about your fanbase since introducing (Kyte and) Twitter?
YES, YOU ARE ALL JUST AS INSANE AS WE ARE... AND WE LOVE IT...
Do you think someone can learn to play an instrument who has no musical talent at all or does the initial talent have to be there and then you practice to make yourself better?
THAT IS A TOUGH ONE TO ANSWER, BECAUSE I SUPPOSE THAT THE PERSON WHO IS CALLED UPON TO LEARN TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT MUST HAVE SOMETHING IN THEM TO CALLS THEM TO MUSIC. WHETHER OR NOT THAT PERSON IS MEANT TO CREATE MUSIC AS A LIFE, IS ALWAYS TO BE DETERMINED. I DO KNOW THAT KNOWING HOW TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT DOESN'T MAKE SOMEONE A MUSICIAN, ITS THE DESIRE TO SEARCH FOR SOMETHING UNIQUE, AND THE DESIRE TO TELL A STORY THROUGH MELODY AND SONG THAT MAKES A MUSICIAN...
are you planning on doing any other covers in the future?
IF SOME SONG INSPIRES US TO TURN IT INTO A COVER, THEN WE WILL DO IT. WE DON'T REALLY PLAN ON IT WHEN WE DO IT, THE OPPORTUNITY SORT OF PRESENTS ITSELF AND THEN WE DO IT. COVERS ARE A LOT OF FUN AND WE TRULY ENJOY THE CHALLENGE OF MAKING A SONG WE LOVE INTO OUR OWN...
do you find it harder and harder to find peace and regular person time on tour? (ex going to eat or just walking around the streets)
WE ARE SO BUSY WHEN WE ARE ON TOUR THAT HAVING ANY PERSONAL TIME IS DIFFICULT IN GENERAL. WE HAVE BECOME EXPERTS OF MAKING TIME FOR OURSELVES THOUGH, EVEN IF IN SMALL INCREMENTS.
Do you find inspiration in books, in movies, or in your life to make music?
ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE, ANYTHING CAN BE INSPIRATION. THE SOUND OF A TRUCK DRIVING BY THAT YOU HEAR EVERY MORNING CAN BE INSPIRATIONAL. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE OPEN TO RECEIVE IT.
Do you believe in fate?