Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
M: Indie Band based in Manchester called MCRAE
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
M: Me (Jake) and Aidan have been in bands together since we were kids, Joe’s my cousin – when the stars aligned he and Jordan who we met at college joined the band! We’ve been playing around the U.K. together for a few years now as MCRAE
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
M: Influences differ from time to time, at the moment bands like the academic, bad suns and inhaler are having a big influence on the writing style currently – Aidan
Musical without a doubt Chad smith from chilli peppers. The way he feels the music and plays round with dynamics so much is insane. One hell of a drummer and definitely an inspiration to many.- Joe
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
M: We just want to play our music to people around the world!
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
M: We all write and work on the songs but I usually do the lyrics, they’re about everything to out of body experiences to ketamine which is actually the same song
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
M: By doing interviews with lovey folk such as yourself and of course all the usual social media stuff – we try and gig as much as we can but that’s obviously not been doable recently!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
M: Yeah I mean most people stream or download music online but that’s how nearly everything is or will be soon it could be better and one day it might be .
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
M: Add it up – Violent Femmes
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
M: Loud chewers and Austerity
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
M: Watching Aidan furiously vomit 5 mins before stage time at a gig in Sheffield and then seeing him pull it together and perform
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
M: Working on our set to get back to playing live and releasing our EP How To Start A Fire
PD: What music have you available online?
M: You can listen to us here https://open.spotify.com/artist/3uuU20W0iXsRZu5SK0TYTh?si=9NPpq9QRQSqbLe3PeoLexA
And follow us on @Mcraeofficial on insta and @Mcraeband on Twitter for news on merch and gigs!