Tradmrkd – Interview
Interview with Finlay Cardno (Bass) of Tradmrkd andPete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
FC: We are a Pop Punk band. More of a 90s Green Day and east bay punk style to our sound. Defiantly punk has had major influences on our band.
PD: Tell us a brief history of yourself?
FC: We formed in November of 2018 where it was only myself and Edward. I went to college with James our drummer and asked if he wanted to join the band. Originally, we were going to be a 3 piece until Edward asked Corey to come and jam with us. We instantly jelled and before we knew it we were a 4 piece band.
PD: What are your musical and non-musical influences?
FC: As a band we have a similar taste in music and listen to the same kind of bands; like Green Day, Blink-182, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, The Smiths etc. As of non-musical influences… I don’t really know. I could go generic and say Nelson Mandela. There you go!!!
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
FC: Our short term goals at the moment are to of course play more gigs and potentially release some material whether it be an album or an EP. Obviously, long term we hope to do this full time.
PD: Who writes the songs, what are they about?
FC: Edward is our main songwriter, he pitches 20+ plus songs he’d written. As a band we’ve started writing and have around 3 songs where we’ve all contributed. Our songs cover all different topics, from love to hatred and a few coming of age stories.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
FC: Our biggest platform is Facebook, we also have an Instagram account. Word of mouth has also been a good method for us to use to promote our content.
PD: What do you think of downloading music online?
FC: For me, I enjoy the feeling of having a hard copy album in hand and having a collection. I would love to be able to release a vinyl. That is defiantly a dream to do. I don’t mind downloading music online. It does make it more widely accessible to more people. For me its still about hard copies.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
FC: I would have loved to have been the one to write Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones. Its so simple but yet it is so catchy, soon as you hear those 3 chords, you instantly want to slam dance. The Ramones had it all figured out. Everyone is influenced by the Ramones whether they know it or not.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
FC: People who can never accept when they are wrong. I hate talking to a break wall who can never admit they are wrong.
PD: What is your proudest moments in music?
FC: I think as a band, we’d all have to agree that our proudest moment was to play our first gig. We had prepared a lot for it and feel it went really well.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
FC: We’re working on new music, trying to book a studio so we can hopefully get some of our songs onto main streaming platforms.
PD: What music do you have available and where can we buy it?
FC: Our music we have available at the moment are just demos. They are all on SoundCloud and free to stream!! Check them out!! Soundcloud.com/tradmrkd