Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
TPG: We are a new band created from scratch! 4 members, each one a different type. It is not easy to define the type of the band because it’s really a mix.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
TPG: Well, we used to have a cover band together, and some other people participated as well. One day during band practise, some of the band mates were missing and , of course we started jamming. Long story short, we became a band and we started composing, playing and distributing our music to the audience.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TPG: This is a very, very tough question. I guess we do have plenty of musical influences. But sadly we can’t mention them all. Honourably, I would like to mention a couple of them because of the influence that their music has on our song writing part. Fu-Manchu, Kyuss, Eagles of death metal, Queens of the stone age and many, many more have been our music influencers throughout time. Besides music, we do influence each other, not only in band practise, but in our lives as well. That is why we are that good a team.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
TPG: Our dreams are big! You either go big , or go home. That’s the saying! Right?
Yes we do dream big, it’s true. We would like to play lots of live shows and festivals across the world and do many tours with bands we do admire! We have a dream that some time in the future we would be able to play with one of our personally favourite bands “Blues Pills”. It would be a huge milestone to our career! As for goals, we plan to play a couple more live shows in the next few months, so stay tuned I will say!
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
TPG: Pretty much everyone writes riffs, licks, drum parts etc. We’re more of a team work band over here. But the lyric part is been mainly written by Efstathios Messinis (Guitarist / Vocalist) and Spyros Papadimitropoulos (Bassist / Vocalist).
We have various matters that we cover in the lyrics of the songs. For example, we have a song about a dancer who refused to leave the stage, although the world was ending. A song about a hard rocker called Harvey, who doesn’t give a shit anyway. A song that talks about how social media damages modern relationships, and many more which we can’t talk about yet cause they are being released in the future in our full album. Stay tuned!
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
TPG: We mainly do it on our own, but we just started a deal with a local PR company that does help us a lot!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
TPG: Downloading music online is a very nice way to have your music with you wherever you go! It is not cool though not to pay for the music you re downloading. We suggest that downloading music from band camp is the best way to get music for a small price and respect the work and the money that the artists invest on producing music. We ourselves have our music and merch out on bandcamp in very fair prices for people to get it cheap and in better quality than downloading from YouTube on some shady site. There are always bundles you could get with band merch and music as well. Check it out!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TPG: There are so many songs that we wished they could have been written by our own hands. But our mind always turns blank when trying to think which one is the ultimate one to pick. Music is not for short minded people. It’s universal… But we can tell you that before we had written our own songs, we wished that we would be able to write such songs. Sometimes, wishes come true, and it’s very cool!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
TPG: Really? We do get annoyed a lot with the whole corona virus thing that it is still going on. OK, we do understand the situation, but it would be nice if the Greek government gave a shit about the musicians sometime. How are we going to distribute our music to the crowd if live shows are constantly delayed?
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
TPG: Each of us has his own personal proudest moment in music. But we all have one together, when we were playing next to our good friends Void Droid [GR] supporting them at their 2nd album release show.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
TPG: We just released our first demo EP called The mixtape. Good news is coming because the full album preparations have already started!
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
TPG: Currently the situation in Greece is a bit vague and ambiguous but I hope we will see a glimmer of light in the future! Live shows will be announced in the next few months (February, March, April) and you might catch us on some of the summer festivals as well! Who knows? We may meet again!