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Since the 2000 release of Kittie's first album, Spit, Fallon Bowman has had her eyes set on making it big. She toured with Kittie for a short period of time before parting ways with them and toured with the band Tuuli. She was replacing Dawn Mandarino on guitars while Dawn's broken finger healed. Afterwards, she just seemed to disappear from the public eye. Suddenly, I received an e-mail about the magazine that someone had a contact with Fallon and she was in some band called Amphibious Assault, I simply dropped everything and scoured the internet, in search of Amphibious Assault. What I found was something totally unexpected. Fallon Bowman had apparently started her own electronica project. I couldn't help but listen to the song "Searchlight" and after reading the lyrics and listening to the music, I instantly fell in love with her work. So of course I did my usual e-mailing to let her know how good her work was and that was that. Eventually as e-mails went back and forth, I got a quick little interview out of her. Now, just like it was back in old school SUM, the interviews are done by email so don't expect a bunch of candid shit.

SUM: Ok so first off, how have you been? I haven't seen you since August when you were touring with Tuuli.

Fallon: I've been really stressed out lately, it sucks! Its the holidays, i think, all that christmasy holiday spirit sometimes drives me nuts. I think it had to do with getting this record done, I really wanted to get it done, and now that it is, I'm really frightened about how people are gonna respond to it. Oh well, I'm sure it will be okay.


So have you always wanted to do this electronica project or was it just one of those things that felt right at the moment?

I've always wanted to do something in the electronica scene, and since I had all this time on my hands after leaving that band, I felt it was the right time to fufill my dream.


This is a pretty big jump from doing backup vocals and guitar for Kittie to leading your own project. How does it feel to suddenly be jumped into the spotlight like that?

Its actually pretty stressful, and tiring, but I think all of the hard work I put into this will pay off.


Who are the people that you look up to in life? Any real heroes that stand out?

I look at people's success for inspiration, especially women, but i'm not biased, I look at guys' success too. Anyone making it and doing well for themselves in any genre I look to for inspiration to keep doing what I'm doing.


Even with Amphibious Assault coming around full swing, do you think you'd still do tours with other bands (i.e. touring with Tuuli while Dawn's finger healed).

Most definitely, I loved doing that. It was some of the best times I've had touring. I would love to tour with other bands even while I'm doing AA.


If you could tour with any band, who would it be and why?

VNV Nation or a famous Trance Dj. VNV Nation because I think they were the ones that I saw in concert and cemented my love for electronic music. I saw them and was totally blown away by their stage presence, and electrifying music pumping out of the PA. Also because I want to sing a song with them, and look like a complete geek cause I know all the words to all their songs <3

I think doing a tour with a Dj would be cool as well, they pull in a lot of people, and playing in front of like 500,000 people ain't bad. I've played in front of quite a few people before, but I'm liking the sound of playing in front of a small country!


If you could start any fantasy band, who would be in it? (you don't necessarily have to be IN the band)

David Gahan from Depeche Mode on vocals, Danny Carey from Tool on drums, Ryan from Mudvayne on bass, and Jimi Hendrix on guitar. They are all some of my favourite performers, It would be this super melodic and trippy sounding band, oh dear god it would be awesome.


Now, I just personally have to ask this question but have you always had that singing voice? I mean, you sounded so much different in songs like Brackish and Choke than in Searchlight. Did you just change your voice to suit the style or did you develop it later on specifically for AA?

I guess I was always a decent singer, nothing spectacular but I could hold notes sort of. I just never got to use my singing voice in any other group. With this project I will showcase my range and what I can do vocally, and hopefully expand upon it.


Oh I almost forgot, is there a general release date yet for an Amphbious Assault album or is it still just in demo mode?

I'm shooting for Spring. I'm not sure on a concrete date yet though.


Alright, well, I won't waste anymore of your time. I suppose you have other things to do so we'll just bring this interview to a close. Any closing cheap pops or anything like that you want to get in?

support electronic music! Its not only for ginos and raver candy people! haha!


Ok well I hope you have alot of success with Amphibious Assault and you should swing by Charlottetown again sometime, maybe then more than like me will recognize you, lol. Just let me know beforehand and I'll round up a bunch of fans for ya.

hey thanks a lot for this, you rule!


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