January 28, 2014

Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile and Aaron Pauley answer your questions!
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Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile and Aaron Pauley answer your questions!

Last week, we asked you to submit your questions for Of Mice & Men via our Twitter channel (@hmvtweets) and you responded in droves. The band's singer Austin Carlile and bassist Aaron Pauley sat down to answer as many as they could, even the question about which member of the band smells the best....


From @bxndqueen

What song on the album is most personal to you and why?

"I'd say "Another You" for two reasons. It was the first thing I'd written for the record, and it's been something we've all dealt with in some capacity recently" - Aaron Pauley



From @fuckinashby

Which singer would you love to do a song collaboration with?

"I'd love to write a song with Maynard James Keenan" - Aaron Pauley



From @tessarlockhart

How was the recording process for Restoring Force different from the other albums?

"We actually had time to work out our ideas and work on our songwriting, where as before, we only had a few weeks" - Austin Carlile



From @moshkellin

Which new song are you most excited to play live?

"All of them!" - Aaron Pauley



From @metalunicorns

Who were your inspirations or heroes when you were younger?

"Definitely my parents. I always looked up to them like superheroes. Still do." - Aaron Pauley



From @OfMiceAndJanine

What is your favourite lyric from Restoring Force?

"The second verse in 'Space Enough to Grow'" -Austin Carlile



From @SophieRawrz4 

Who smells the best? And does anyone snore?

"We all smell good, and Aaron definitely snores" - Austin Carlile



From @MadisonJewelX

If you had to pick one tattoo on your body which would be your favorite?

"My left sleeve which is in progress. It's being done by Franco Vescovi!" - Austin Carlile



From @StellaDollxx

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would you eat and why?

"Barbeque!" - Austin Carlile



From @DannyRockStock

What is your favorite Broadway Musical?

"RAIN. The Beatles tribute" - Aaron Pauley



From @WinteryCarlile

What's the weirdest thing you've received from a fan?

"A box of hair" - Austin Carlile



From @hellonearth56

What's your biggest hope for 2014?

"To see more of the world and play for people who have never seen us before, and people who've seen us 100 times!" - Aaron Pauley



Of Mice & Men's Restoring Force is out now and available to buy in store and from our download store. 

Of Mice & Men took over hmv.com on January 28, click here to find read all our exclusive features including personal Top 10s and an interview about Restoring Force


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