Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (https://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
SAM: I base myself on a lot of 80s bassists such as Sting, Simon Gallup etc. I absolutely love the 80s. The only thing I don’t wear is the make-up and eye liner but if I did we would be massive.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
KYLE: The band started with just me in my room constantly writing songs. I funded an EP, Video and single release myself with friends who were session musicians helping me out. But I needed a solid line up. That’s where Sam and Adam came in. We all know each other from the South Wales scene and we’ve been a tight fit ever since. Gigging and writing constantly.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
KYLE: Matt Bellamy, Keith Buckley, Dustin Kensrue, and Ian D’sa
ADAM: ETID, Biffy, Dave Grohl,
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
KYLE: to keep doing what I love to do. Music. Festivals, tours, recording with the greats of possible.
ADAM: Would love to play a summer of festivals
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
KYLE: I wrote the lyrics and music for the first ep, but sam and Adam are more involved with the music writing process since joining. Most of the lyrics are focused on my insecurities and mental health. But also I like to have fun and be cynical, weird, even creepy.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
KYLE: for the most part we’ve gone through friends’ pipelines who will put us on webzines, radio stations. We also maintain a push on all show we do, try to get the followers involved and update on our live gigs through a YouTube blog on our channel. We’re also on most popular streaming sites.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
KYLE: Honestly? With music so ubiquitous nowadays it’s pretty much dead in the water. But we still have our music available to anyone who is interested in our Bandcamp site.
ADAM:I think it’s been deeply ingrained into the way we listen to music for a long time now. I think it’s great how accessible music is to everyone now. Downside is how hard it is to get paid as a musician.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
KYLE: it’s not in our style but Futures by Jimmy Eat World. It’s such a tune!
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
KYLE: just other bands who are rude to you at gigs. We’re all in it together and there’s no reason to be like that to other bands.
ADAM: I’m not really a moaner. Just let people do their thing. Be kind.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
KYLE: For this band it’s definitely writing and recording “Counter” or new single. We got Sean Smith involved and it was a riff that we had on the back burner for a while and we were glad that we got to bring it back to life and turn it into a huge track.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
KYLE: We hit the studio again till the year is out. We’ll have more material to show next year but we also want to play more shows around the UK so keep an eye out.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
I: All music is available on
Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Bandcamp, and YouTube