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Together In Tragedy – Interview


Together In Tragedy – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD: What type of artist are you?
A: We are a four piece metalcore/nu-metalcore band. Our little niche is aggressive groove as they are the two main elements that are shown throughout our music. We are heavy and honest in our songs, they’re violent but also emotional.

 

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
A: We formed as Together In Tragedy around August 2016 through friends jamming and mutual friends. We played a lot of shows to make a name for us in the scene and in 2018 put out our first self released songs. After some line up changes we put out a single and studio debut later that year and in 2019 put out our new extended play “Delirium” it is easily our strongest release yet and best representation of our sound to date.

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
A: Musically we all have various influences, the main ones being Sworn In, Architects, Polaris, Bullet For My Valentine, Korn and Darke Complex. We listened to the 28 Days Later soundtrack in the studio and the new Doom soundtrack. Japanese art and Tokyo Ghoul has also been inspiring.

PD: What are your dreams and goals?
A: Doing a lap around Australia would be dope. Getting to Europe one day would be awesome too. Playing Brixton Academy or Alexandra Palace in London is another one. Touring with any band that we look up to is definitely on the cards.

PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
A: These new songs were written and demoed out originally by Aaron and I (Alex) before having further input from Michael and David. Our recording engineer in the studio, Nat was also very helpful contributing ideas and improving the songs greatly. All of the lyrics are written by myself. The new EP delves into the negative mindset of an individual dealing with their regrets, guilt, interactions, themselves and their outlook on society. As the EP progress is does generally get darker but this wasn’t an intentional decision.

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
A: Promotion is one of the most overlooked things in the local scene. A lot of people unfortunately just want to be put on shows and call it a day but it is crucial to be promoting your performances regularly to help everyone involved. We do all the usual stuff when promoting shows, regular posts on all social media at scheduled times through the band and personal accounts. Promoting the band is a bit different and a crucial step as a growing band is staying relevant and posting regularly but have it be engaging. We put a lot more effort into PR, emails, boosting, analytics, connections etc… this time around and so far it has really paid off.

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
A: It doesn’t bother us if people download our music. Doesn’t matter if it’s monetised or not. If it means we get more people listening to our music then that’s all that matters.

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
A: Can’t think of one that has been written but we definitely have visions of songs we want to write in the future, how they should turn out and the impact we hope for them to have.

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
A: Collectively as a band the long drives and bad food can get tedious or bothersome but it’s part of the lifestyle. A personal one for me is snoring, I can’t stand it.

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
A: Michael; Proudest moment is seeing my mums face light up while showing her the Drawing Dead video for the first time.
Alex; The people we worked with on this EP has made me feel accomplished, like there’s something to be proud of. Hearing some people I’d never expect to hear our music say they like it is wild.

PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
A: As cliché as it sounds we have a lot going on behind the scenes for 2020, it’ll be a big year of growth for us. Hoping to play as many shows as we can too and of course we’re working on new music slowly as well.

PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
A: None are locked in yet but we can not say enough how much these new songs are an improvement over our old music and those who have seen us before will hopefully recognise that our performance and presence has improved and become a lot tighter. We want to perform to give people something to look at and not just hear the music but experience the visual side as well. It’s called a show for a reason and we hope to give you one. Expect a lot of energy, movement and raw emotion.

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