Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
PFS: The type that spends all the life in the world on making this happen. Not to sound arrogant, We’re dreamers and do’ers at the same time.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
PFS: Rooz comes from a line-up of famous Iranian musicians. His uncle ‘Akbar Golpa’ is one the biggest traditional singers of Iran. Louis’s background is very musical too. His family worked with a lot of big acts and there is a good history of influence there. Theo’s family travelled between America and UK and his background with music events goes way back. And Jamie is obsessed with underdog British drummers.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
PFS: We all have a guilty pleasure love for blues ad funk. When we get together to rehearse, there is a good half an hour that’s spent on funky chord progressions. In the end, you have to let all music influence you, otherwise… what’s the point. As for non-musical influences, it’s everything that’s happening to the only home we have, which is Earth. Not just animals and environment, but what’s happening to people is crazy. Opinions have become personal attacks, hate-preachers are heroes. Virtual reality is considered reality and kindness is considered to be naivety. Those are worth singing about. We have to do something to push the inspiration for good. This planet deserves batter.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
PFS: To know that every time there is a PLANET FOR SALE show people are looking forward to being reunited and celebrating together. To hear the crowd sing the songs back to you. We want to see real change and music used to do that. Now music is about selling products and fame. That can’t be right. Music is for our souls to heal, not to programme us to constantly consume without acknowledging the consequence.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
PFS: Rooz writes the songs but recently we have been writing our parts together. They are all stories of people and the events that connects them. When all the songs come together they paint a big picture.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
PFS: Anything we can get our hands on haha It’s been a tough years with Covid at your doorstep, but we have sold out every show we did since early 2020. Social media has been helpful, bit we do it in a way that gets people involved instead telling them what to do.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
PFS: Needs a bit of an improvement. It’s all fine in terms of speed and Variety and couldn’t be any better. But the artists are mistreated when it comes to how much they make. A good artistic song deserves a lot of reward and that’s completely the other way round. In the 2st century Music only sells well when its “commercially appropriate” . Now, we all know that music is subjective, but shouldn’t the artist get a bit more than 1p for a stream?
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
PFS: Father and Son, Money for Nothing, any Fleetwood Mac and some of Blondie’s old tunes.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
PFS: Let’s wait hahaha
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
PFS: Its happening now. That we found each other and people are finding us.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
PFS: We’ve got something with a nice groove coming your way and will be out on January 15th 2021. It’s called ‘Fake or True’.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
PFS: You can can find all you didn’t know about at https://www.planetforsalemusic.com/
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