Midnight76 – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD. What type of artist are you?
M76. I’m the type of artist that likes to ponder deeply about life over long walks by the landfill. That’s what inspires me most.
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
M76. One day I got tired of bands falling apart and losing traction filled with people without a plan or drive so I booked a studio on my own and finally released music professionally. I found I can pull off the whole frontman thing so here I am!
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
M76. Kyuss!! Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, The Deftones, washing machine and power tool sounds. Non-musically, adversity is my biggest influence. I like resistance and hardship, it makes me push harder!
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
M76. Put together a band, go on tour and never stop.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
M76. Currently I write all of the songs. The most recent album had collaborators on a couple of tracks who made these techno, rave-rock, dance beats of some of my old rock songs, so you’re hearing me mixed in with these DJs on the more dance sounding stuff. One collaborator goes by Imaxx and he’s a DJ/Producer from France, the other is a producer from Japan who works a lot with the Shoegaze band Qujaku, and another one is my good friend who did the more hip-hop sounding stuff.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
M76. Pitching to blogs and publicists. Posting on social media. I haven’t played live since I don’t have a backing band!
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
M76. Download away! My album is free on Bandcamp with a name your price option. I’d much rather you hear what I’ve done and show up to live shows than try to sell my album to people who have no idea who I am!
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
M76. Whitewater by Kyuss, just listen to that guitar riff when the song drops! Those vocals too, they’re amazing. If there’s anybody I’m trying to sound like vocally it would be John Garcia, ugh-hundred percent.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
M76. People who chew like cows!!
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
M76. Having the courage to go into the studio on my own and find out if I have to chops to pull off being a singer. I’m definitely proud of the results!
PD. So what are you working on at the moment?
M76. Soon I’ll be releasing an updated version of my old rock album since I rebranded with a new name for this recent release. I’m also working on the 2nd collaboration album and planning to move to a bigger city to put together a band.
PD. What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
M76. I always direct people who want to buy the album to my Bandcamp, you get to name your price. You can find it here: . If you just want to stream the album it is available on Youtube, Spotify, and Apple Music.