Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
SF: We’re very juxtoposed to be honest, on one end of the spectrum we’re extremely heavy rock. but on the other end we write some of the softest prettiest music. i feel it really just captures who we are as people and really shows off our two creative sides in our music. If i had to say though I’d pin us in the hard rock/ alt rock genre of artists.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
SF: We’re 3 best friends from stoke and trent. we were previously known as “the lounge act” but due to changes in lineup and music we thought it was time to change our name and image. Me(cam), jack and liam have known eachother for a very very long time and have been making music together almost all our lives resulting in the serious chemistry we have together. Music is our passion and we intend to show the world that in 2021 with no exceptions.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
SF: oh gosh, where do i even start? our musical influences are all over the place for example. im massivly into artists like royal blood and Jaws whereas liam is more of a punk guy. then theres jack whos massivly into funk and soul. so its a bit of a mish mash really but somehow it all comes together and we managed to come up with these crazy song. however we all come from a heavy metal background and this defintly comes across in our music. If i had to pin it down to 3 musical influences i would honestly say : Royal blood, Jaws and probably something ridiculous like slipknot(first album)
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
SF: our dreams and goals will be nothing you havent heard before, i just want our music to be ingested and respected by the masses. once we can we will be playing as many shows as humanly possible and hopefuly make our way into festivals(post covid). its always been our dream to play on the biggest stage and just keep aiming for the stars.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
SF: we write as a collective but mainly what happens is i(cam) will write a demo and show it to the lads. thats when the song will either take shape or compleltly get picked apart until were happy with things like lyrics and striucture etc. in terms of lyrics i am fully in charge of that, i mainly write about two main topics but theyre always from real life experiences, never fantisised. i either write about heartbreak and depression intertwining or about having this sudo “screw you” attitude ill do what i want and you cant stop me. i feel it keeps our theme of juxtoposiotion healthy? but like i say, i only ever write from experience.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
SF: We just push our social medias none stop, posting, sharing, well you name it really! were always busy. when shows are back we would like to try and promoting our shows through other means and sort of the break the norm. im not too sure how just yet but well find a way!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
SF: i think its great for artists and even avid music listeners. its such a powerful part of the world now because id probably say at least 8/10 people now will have streaming services. so for artists such as ourselves, our music is immediatly at everyones fingertips? i myself dont go a day without music, so if i want a song i get it? its fantastic. i absolutley love downloading music, i think its such a crucial part of the world now.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
SF: oh this is tough. if it was for me personally i would choose the entirety of the first doom remakes soundtrack. Mick gordon is just a legend. now im going to try and guess for the other lads. Jack would definitly love to of written something by herbie hancock. then theres liam, hes an easy one it would definitly be “now youve got something to die for” by lamb of god haha.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
SF: the other guys are pretty calm me on the other hand, i have so so so many. so theres the commen ones : chewing with mouth open, leaving doors open kind of thing, my weird one is my partner putting the kettle back the right way. so for backstory shes right handed and im left handed, but becasuse of where the kettle is placed i have to reach so far if the handle is the other side. you might say “just use your other hand?” im sorry but no thats not and option. yeah its really but it winds me up.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
SF: this might seem really cheesy but i dont really have a set moment? i see it more as a living growing thing, every single record/release to every gig we play it changes? my proudest moment are seeing my two best friends growing musically beside me and just being able to see the progress were making not only as musicians but as brother its really magical.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
SF: so currently we have another single ready for release called “Temper” and were looking to release what around march time and we have the last of the 4 singles ready to record mid year. after this its time to write for an ep! very very busy basically.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
SF: So currently as saving face we have our first two singles “complicated introvert” and “eyes.on.me” avaialble on all streaming sites such as apple music and spotify. these are also avaialble on our youtube channel. all music is available to purchase on ITunes.