Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com) and Atte Tiihonen of Manthra.
PD. What type of artist are you?~
AT. We are 4-piece alternative/ grunge rock band.
PD Tell us the brief history of yourself.~
AT. We all have met in school when we were about 15 years old. We all had something in common: we all loved music and we are still loving it. We formed this band at end of the 2015.
We all had something in common: we all loved music and we are still loving it.
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?~
AT. Our musical influences are: the beatles, oasis, david bowie, nirvana, pink floyd, the 1975, the smiths, red hot chili peppers. Non-musical influences: all kind of arts, movies, people, stories.
PD. What are your dreams and goals?~
AT. Dreams and goals: Challenge ourselves to do good music and evolve as a band and maybe develop our own sound someday
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?~
AT. We all write songs and bring ideas to the table. Atte Tiihonen (vocals&guitar) writes all the lyrics and he is the main songwriter.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?~
AT. We promote our band and gigs on the internet (Facebook,Twitter. Etc.)
Dreams and goals: Challenge ourselves to do good music and evolve as a band
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?~
AT. Downloading music is what most of the people does these days. It have its own pros and cons. Internet have been a huge help to the new bands to get songs out there but downloading music is also killing the records. Because people doesn’t buy records anymore, that way they don’t help the band to develop.
PD. What’s your outlook on the record industry today?~
AT. they command bands too much to make same kind of albums or songs again and again. I think its very boring for the artist. I like bands who develop their sounds from album to album so it doesn’t get too boring.
PD. What’s your claim to fame?~
AT. Claim to fame: I think there’s too many pretty faces who got nothing to say these days. I like artists who try to wake up this generation because they have the power when they are interviewed and filmed.
they command bands too much to make same kind of albums or songs again and again.
PD. What are the biggest obstacles for artists?~
AT. Biggest obstacles for bands: not to get gigs, its hard to be seen because there’s so many bands in the internet nowadays. But i think that if you are good and passionate about your music and those feelings you sing about flows through your song it will be seen.
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