Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
DJ: I would say we are an Alternative Rock. A very broad spectrum answer but we mix quite a few things together to get the Deadaudiosaints ‘sound’.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
DJ: Myself and my brother CJ (Bass) formed Deadaudiosaints after becoming frustrated and a little Jaded (shameless plug for the new single) with our previous band. We wrote and released our debut EP ‘The Purge’. We then hooked up with long time family friend Damon and really forged a strong core. After a few member changes the core remains but with the addition of our resident Italian Frankie & production guy Luke.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
DJ: For me personally I am influenced by things that tend to be a little bit different so pull my influences from bands such as Placebo, Nine Inch Nails. My none musical influences would be leaning towards horror and things that challenge the norm.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
DJ: Musically the dream and goal remains the same as when i first started in Music. To be able to make a full time living from Music and not just a part time thing. I would love for Deadaudiosaints to fully reach it’s potential.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
DJ: Myself, CJ & Damon usually write the songs. We come up with ideas then focus more on the ones we like to turn them into full songs and add lyrics to.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
DJ: Social media is definitely the number one outlet for promotion. Luke is really good at producing short edits of footage to help tease and promote things. I am that guy that unashamedly will wear his own band march out and about too.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
DJ: I’m still pretty old school and like to have a physical copy of my favourite bands releases. But at the same time streaming & downloading makes music so much more accessible to everyone all the time. Especially since society pretty much lives on their mobile phones with streaming platforms at their finger tips all the time, streaming/ downloading (legally) makes this so much easier.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
DJ: This is a great question as their are a few tracks which i think are pretty much perfection. Take My Breath by The Weeknd, Song to Say Goodbye by Placebo, Every Day is Exactly the Same by Nine Inch Nails.
But Bitches Brew by Crosses would be a song i wish i had written. It ticks all the boxes for me. It is a haunting, powerful, huge track.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
DJ: Rude Disrespectful People would be my number one. Manners and courtesy cost nothing!!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
DJ: I’d say a split for me personally between headlining Manchester Club Academy or the fact we have had quite of interest in America. Especially since originate from such a small town.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
DJ: We are working on the Jaded release and Video right now to make the most impact as possible . We are also working on finalising our planned trip over to the states before the end of year as we gear up towards releasing a full length album
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
DJ: You can check out our videos on YouTube and hear our released material on all the usual digital platforms Spotify, Apple Music etc.
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