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One More Weekend – New Interview


Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

Hi Pete’s rock news and views! I’m Connor the frontman from One More Weekend and I’m here with my brother Leith (bass) and we’ll be answering all your questions today!

PD: What type of artist are you?

C: That’s a tough one, but to make it easy for new listeners I just like to tell them we’re a rock band.

 

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

C: One More Weekend started around 5 years ago with myself Connor Dougan on Lead vocals and rhythm guitar, my brother Leith on bass, Tim Aslett on Lead Guitar and Paul Healey on Drums. we recorded our debut album “We Used To…” and then had a line-up change. Jayson Riley stepped in on drums and we started releasing new stuff, it’s been all round awesome the whole way through!

 

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

C: As a band we draw influences from all sorts of avenues- The 1975, Powderfinger, Ocean Grove, Bring me the Horizon. We don’t specifically like to stay in one genre of music, we like to take aspects we like from everywhere and create our own sound.

Non- musically I personally admire and look up to footballer David Beckham. Whilst being incredibly talented in his professional sporting career, he now dedicates so much of his time and money to working with charities. This is something I want One More Weekend to be doing in the future. 

 

PD: What are your dreams and goals?

L: I think the goal is to go big, don’t stop, keep taking every little opportunity as it comes as a band, the dream is to play in front of crowds that you can only dream of all over the world, places like Madison square gardens, red rocks amphitheater, Mount Smart Stadium and The Apollo Theatre.

 

PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

C: Aside from the lyrics which are solely me, we now write our songs collectively. I used to do all the writing but to be honest, multiple input avenues have allowed myself and the rest of the guys to develop and I’m really proud of what we’re achieving. We write about all sorts of things, politics, shit bosses, good bosses, death, love, sex, and seriously complicated issues sometimes haha.

 

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

C: Word of mouth is our first avenue, friends that bring new friends to a gig or introduce them to our music are the absolute best all the other stuff like posters and gig guides. Second to that is social media, which kinda sucks because unless you are willing to shell out a small fortune, they limit how many people will actually see it.

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

C: This is a tough one for me. I used to love downloading music, used to think it gave me a chance to listen to an artist before I buy anything. A bit of try before you buy but, that’s not how music should work, after all you pay an art gallery to see works of art, why not take a chance on a record you’ve never heard of? It’s a little old school downloading though now isn’t it? Instead we have streaming, viewing and social networks which are actually worse. It’s now almost impossible for any sort of local original musician to make any type of living out of it.

 

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

C: ‘Last Words’ by The Getaway Plan. That song has so much feeling and emotion to it and that’s something I often to try to emulate in my own work. I hope our music resonates with people in the same way that song resonates with me.

 

PD: What are some of your pet peeves

C: Tim (Lead guitar) and my brother Leith (Bass) like to play some of our really old songs that never made it to the public. To put it bluntly, they never made it to the public because they were pretty bad hahaha. A little reminder of how far we’ve come as a band is good every now and then but sometimes I can tell they’re grinding my gears for a laugh.

 

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

L: My proudest moment was the day I stopped standing still whilst playing on stage and started moving, jumping, spinning and really wanting to give people a show they deserved, a show they paid good money for! A show where you go and have a freaking awesome night, When people come to our gigs, we want them to enjoy themselves, get involved, we want them to tell their friends and family to come to our shows cause they are simply THAT AWESOME!!

 

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

C: We’re always working on new music, music we will hopefully get to release later this year. We’re working to create some sick music videos to go alongside them with our videographer Haili from All Events Video Productions. She basically brings all our visions to life she’s that good.

We’re also getting pumped for our headline gig on Saturday 28th of May at the iconic Cherry Bar in Melbourne. We love playing a show and are very keen to get people up, down, dancing and having a bloody good time.

 

PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from? 

C: You can stream all of our recent single releases and our debut album “We Used To” on Spotify, Apple Music and you can purchase our music on iTunes.

If you’re really old school we have physical CD’s available on our website too.

Head to www.onemoreweekend.com for everything on our store!

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