Phantom Ocean – Interview

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

PD: What type of artist are you?

  • Well a good one, or at least that’s the hope.

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

  • I was born in the wagon of a traveling show. My mother used to dance for the money they’d throw.  Papa would do whatever he could; preach a little gospel, or sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good.

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

  • Musical: Soundgarden, Bikini Kill, Pearl Jam, the White Stripes. Non-musical: David Lynch, John Greenleaf Whittier, Eddie Kingston, our cat.

PD: What are your dreams and goals?

  • We have many dreams. Most of them we don’t remember after waking, but the ones we do are too surreal to put across in print. 

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

  • We both write songs; we leave the interpretation of them up to other people. We don’t want to color their perceptions with our own.

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

  • Flyers, online promotion, word of mouth.

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

  • Honestly I think it’s great. Not a fan of streaming, which is environmentally taxing and screws the artist, but being able to buy an album with the click of a button is amazing. 

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

  • Arsonist’s Lullabye, by Hozier. It’s just such a great song to me, every part of it, guitar, instrumentation, melody, lyrics, it’s all interesting.

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

  • In no particular order, people who can’t take responsibility for their actions, people who think that intimidation and violence are a way to get what they want, folks that take advantage of others, and guitars that won’t stay in tune.

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

  • I can’t really think of one moment that I’m proudest of. Probably just being a musician; I came to it in my twenties and found my passion, and that’s something I’m particularly proud of. 

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

  • Right now, Phantom Ocean’s working on an LP, as well as a film score for an upcoming movie, The Spectre.

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

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