Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
DS: Punk Rock band.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
DS: We started in 2017 jamming in Brett’s garage until the neighbours complained so much that we moved our rehearsals to studios throughout Sydney. We got two albums out and two EP’s. We just realised our Self-Titled album, which is some of our best work.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
DS: Musical influences: Anything fast and catchy like Bad Religion, The Lillington’s, NOFX, Black Flag. Non-Musical influences: Podcasts are good because you get exposed to a lot of random things that can inspire ideas for songs or lyrics.w Also Riley Reid.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
DS: To be a Professional Punk, judging kids music choice and style, not tipping waiters. Nah seriously nothing, having fun is all that matters. It’ll be nice to not work for idiots who drain your soul but the older you get you realise 99% of people are doing something they don’t really want to be doing. That’s life.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
DS: Brett who sings and plays bass writes the majority of the songs. Tricky Dicky our guitarist and singer sneaks in some leads here and there and has written a few songs and Sazza puts down the sick beats. Most of our songs are reactions to things, I.e. our song “Ya Fucked’ off our new album is about someone I worked with who made everyday suck for me. I think that’s how a lot of songs are born through interactions with other people, well lyrics especially; a riff can come out of thin air.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
DS: Post something online. Not much else.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
DS: Streaming is sweet, its cool people can get your music straight away and it’s awesome that streaming services pay bands next to nothing. That is fucked but it’ll change, the film and TV industry was screwed for a few years until Netfilx, Amazon and the rest of those services got established. That will likely happen to music, it’ll be annoying because you wont be able to fist yourself to Lil NAS and enjoy some Turnstile on the same platform but that’s how the cookie crumbles.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
DS: I Like Food by Descendents, because it’s a masterpiece.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
DS: People sharing meme’s and being like “This is so me”. It’s DJ Khaled cringe level.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
DS: Finishing our Self-Titled album this year and releasing it was a nice feeling, we spent a lot of time in lockdown here in Sydney over 2021 so we would send files back and forth to each other that we recorded in Logic Pro with our make shift home studios, so it was great to finally get those songs out into the world.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
DS: We have a lot of new stuff still in demo form; it’s more melodic and traditional structured songs.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from.
DS: All our stuff is on all the streaming sites but if you really want to support us head over to our Bandcamp page and buy the album or some merch.
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