When Fuse stopped by Firefly Music Festival last year, we asked a few bands to share their best pieces of advice that influenced their careers.
Indie rockers Grouplove advised musicians to stay authentic. "Don't worry about timelines in your life. Just do you...Always strive for the realness that makes you feel alive, and never compromise for that."
Civil Twilight suggested learning to play an instrument without all the bells and whistles. After playing an entire year of shows sans guitar pedals, they realized, "You rely on so much stuff to get sounds, but you don't learn to actually play your guitar."
Next, watch Civil Twilight talk haters and fans at Firefly 2016: