Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: How would you describe yourself as an artist?
SS: Metalcore by and large, but with some more rock influences.
PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.
SS: We’re comprised of members from Massachusetts, North Carolina and Virginia, All starting our forays into music during our high school years.
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?
SS: We carry a lot of influences from a lot of different artists, and they all tend to show themselves in ways big and small throughout our compositions. Lyrically we tend to aim for the personal and genuine, utilizing personal experiences to tell stories that resonate with as many folks as possible.
PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?
SS: Honestly, we just want to have fun creating content and the only aim is to get it heard by as many folks as possible. Maintaining that as our guidepost keeps it interesting.
PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?
SS: Finally starting to see the seeking sirens stuff get out into the world has been most gratifying and our proudest moment to date is the release of our debut. It’s the start that preludes the long line of content we have coming down the pipeline in the coming months.
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?
SS: It’s been challenging but also rewarding.
PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?
SS: Usually Joe handles the lionshare of those logistics, and now that covid restrictions are being lifted, we’re looking forward to playing our first shows in the coming months.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?
SS: Downloading and streaming music is for better or worse a fact of life for all artists. It’d be awesome if streaming services did more to get new music from unsigned artists in front of listeners instead of the usual lip service it pays to allude that it’s doing a lot already, but it still hasn’t happened yet.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
SS: Just a friend by biz markie. Because obviously.
PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?
SS: It’s always been very elitist, which isn’t at all helpful to innovation.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
SS: Seeking sirens is currently prepping our content for mixing, mastering and release. Creating more visual content and the like.
PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music online?
SS: It’d be tremendous if folks could like our debut and follow the band on Spotify as well as subbing to the do work channel where our upcoming videos will be released. Every sub helps and you’ll see our endeavors appear there first.