Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
ATS: Anchor The Storm is the type of band that focuses on its music and the people that love it. That’s the center of our purpose. No gimmicks of tricks. We make music.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
ATS: Anchor The Storm came together in quarantine. We were in various projects before and came together during the period of isolation and used the time to create new musical ideas. We’ve only recently started to play shows. We took our time to refine and develop a sound instead. It’s been an amazing experience.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
ATS: We listen to a lot of different music. From metal to hardcore to arena rock to punk to jazz to blues and 80’s pop… We are all over the place. Anchor is pretty guitar driven. We can list our guitar influences for days. From Dimebag Darrel to Django Reinhardt, they make us happy and push to make the best music we can make.
It’s safe to say that our non musical influences center around our families. We want to make them proud of our musical accomplishments.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
ATS: The Dream is to be able to play anywhere in the world for people who love our music.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
ATS: Oscar comes up with most of the basic ideas for songs. We then add our parts and talk about what changes need to be made. Then we take it to our producer Isra Batista and let the refining process begin. Our song “Hemispheric Dominance” is about being left handed.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
ATS: We promote our music by making content online and playing shows. Every single is a campaign with a video and pictures. We share to the best of our knowledge and ability what we’ve got musically.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
ATS: Downloading music was unavoidable. It’s hard to make a living now, but we don’t have any control over how things are, so we don’t spend much energy getting riled up over how ridiculous this industry has become. Instead we focus on our music and the people that like it.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
ATS: It would have been nice to have written the ESPN theme. The song is great and the royalties would have set us for life.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
ATS: A big pet peeve when we try to compare ourselves to other acts. We are on our own road and need to keep our eyes on us. That’s the healthiest way to make art.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
ATS: Developing Anchor is the most proud moment for us musically. It’s a good team and family as well as strong writing unit and creative collective.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
ATS: At the moment, we have several songs lined up for single release over the next few months. Stay tuned!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
ATS: Our music is available on all streaming platforms as well as YouTube and Band Camp. Thank you for your amazing support.