Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
TMF: I would consider myself a creator of sound who paints a story with vibration. My personal style falls between the genres of Independent Alternative Rock and Blues Rock. I create art to express my personal life experience with the hope to connect to listeners of a similar relevance.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
TMF: I grew up in South Africa, traveled to multiple countries and lived in other countries like England and America. I have always been draw to rhythmic based music with starting my musical career as a percussionist and drummer. Then found my natural ability and love for songwriting which evolved from there.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TMF: My musical influences or should I say inspiration from the oldest Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, of the 90’s Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Pixies, The Cranberries and currently Angus and Julia Stone, Larkin Poe, and Jeremy Loops, My personal influences are my parents and masters of the path of self realisation primarily Kali Ray.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
TMF: My goals right now are to reach a million streams on Spotify and have over 1,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel. One day I have a dream of being the headline act at a national festival and touring the international circuit.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
TMF: In the past I was the sole writer. Now my wife, Bindu and I are co-writing together as well as individually. The songs are about life experiences, my own, I write from a personal experience so it can be relevant to the listener and hopefully from a view of inspiration.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
TMF: Social media and online advertising has become the biggest source of promotion for the band and our shows.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
TMF: I think it is archaic, we live in a modern world who wants to download big files on all their devices. Streaming is the way forward and we need to focus on how the artists can benefit more from the monetisation from the process.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TMF: Honestly, I don’t wish to have written anyone else’s song.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
TMF: Ignorance and self-centredness.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
TMF: The completion of our last album Pipe Dreams. The music video for the single off of that album, Cartel Sage, which had an amazing response.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
TMF: Currently working on a few new songs and some videos. Putting down demos for recording and in a few weeks the drum tracks. The songs will be released as singles this Spring. We also have a new video, Nothing in Between off of our latest album Pipe Dreams, premiering on our YouTube Channel on Feb 26th.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
TMF: Both our last two EP’s Bodhi Tree and Pipe Dreams are online and can be purchased on iTunes.
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