Edits – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
E: We are a boy/girl duo creating a blend of synth-pop and alt-rock.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
E: We met aged 15 and have been making music together ever since. We both studied Music at Salford Uni which is where we figured out what we wanted to sound like and found our niche.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
E: Mew, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Everything Everything, The XX.
Non musical would probably be video games and 80s films.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
E: Just to continue to do music for a living, and we’d love to tour all over the world at some point.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
E: We both write our songs, sometimes they begin with Liv at the piano with chords and a melody and sometimes Chris will have a whole song structure that just needs vocals. Our songs are about lots of different things, but mainly feelings and emotions and different metaphors for them.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
E: We do our best with social media mainly, we don’t have a lot of friends we bring to gigs so have to rely on actual ‘fans’ so social media is always the best way to reach them.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
E: It has good and bad points! Obviously it’s great that so much music is widely available but most people now stream instead which isn’t particularly good for artists getting paid but great for exposure! We still love physical formats and I think it’s still really important for bands to have something physical they can sell at gigs.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
E: Probably Hurt by Nine Inch Nails
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
E: People prioritising how many fans you have/how many people you can bring to the gig rather than if you’re actually any good or not!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
E: I think when we played our hometown of Northwich for the first time. We weren’t sure at all how we would go down but they loved us! Other than that, whenever we have a positive review of our music or even if someone just says they enjoyed our set, it’s always a proud moment.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
E: We’re currently working on our next release which we are still undecided on! Hopefully we’ll be putting something out this Autumn/Winter but when you do everything yourselves it can be rather time consuming!
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
We’re playing at Factory in Manchester on the 26th of October as part of FACFEST to celebrate 40 Years on Unknown Pleasures which should be a special one. We’re also supporting a cool French band called Yeast at The Salty Dog in Northwich on the 14th of November. They’ve just had one of their songs used on a E: Citroen advert so excited to see them!
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