Observer – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

Observer: As artists we try to channel our shared existential crisis into our sound, which can vary between frantic and ethereal energies.


PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

Observer: We formed in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Denton Frazier originally formed the band with some work friends from Sweetwater. We started as a studio writing sort of band but slowly brought the writing sessions to live practices and our sound bloomed from there.


PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

Observer: The music we listened to growing up plays a huge role in what inspires us to make music along with trying to communicate what is going on in our heads in way that words cannot describe. A lot of our lyrics are very existential/nihilistic.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

Observer: We hope to blend our favorite genres while maintaining a unique style at the same time. We hope to play lots of shows and make lots of friends along the way as well.


PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

Observer: Probably playing at The Krishna Den, a very nice basement venue in South Bend, Indiana a few months back. The room was filled and we had people going crazy. It felt nice to know we made people feel something with our tunes.


PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

Observer: When it comes to promoting we try to do what we can to get our name around locally. We are a little new to the promoting game as well.


PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

Observer: We have many cherished local connections that allow us to play a good amount of shows, which we share on our band Instagram as well as our individual Instagram accounts. We are playing at The Bug House, a legendary basement venue in Fort Wayne on January 16th!


PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

Observer: Downloading and streaming music has been a great way for many smaller bands to get their music out there without having to heavily rely on shows and bigger corporations and such.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

Observer: At The Cauldron’s Bottom by Full Of Hell, that riff at the end of the song is one of the most evil genius riffs of all time.


PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

Observer: Just how big of a corporate game it can be on the way up. It is painful to see great bands get taken advantage of over money.


PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

Observer: We are working on a second EP that is a step forward from our first, which will be exploring more grind and black metal sounds. We are very excited to share it with whoever will listen.


PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

Observer: We have an Instagram page where we try to keep followers updated pretty routinely, and we have a Bandcamp page where we plan to release physical CDs, shirts, stickers, etc.

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