Misplaced – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
A: More than anything we pride ourselves on being in touch with the landscape today. Its fulfilling for us to be relevant to the broader musical culture and for this to be the case we need to have our finger on the pulse of what’s going on in society in general.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
A: We formed at the beginning of 2019 after a couple of different projects came to their natural conclusion; we sacrificed a lot of time and money to get the band where we wanted it to be, we recorded 3 singles in February 2019 a few months before we even announced the band’s formation. This gave us a big head start as we could focus on giving the songs individual attention in terms of promotion.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
A: Musically we really enjoy bands like “Citizen” and “Movements”, they thread the needle so well between that melancholic emo style whilst remaining catchy and pop driven which is often sacrificed in that type of music. We get a lot out of guys like “Nothing Nowhere” as well, he’s got a cool fusion of sounds going on. Outside of music we were all really shaped by video games in our youth, RPG’s in particular; notably the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series, you can get lost in them for hours on end.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
A: We really want to go on tour abroad soon. We’ve never played outside of the UK and would love to see how other cultures react to our tunes. There is a huge scene in Japan, it’s been a bit of a long-term dream of ours for a while to go over there.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
A: Kyle is the lyricist. Typically, the messaging in our songs is consistent with themes of youth, mental health, love and loss. All the classics.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
A: We believe in social media a lot; particularly collaborating with other content creators that have a bigger reach than us. Youtubers like Biteki and Static have gone out of their way to collaborate with us and its really helped our exposure.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
A: The convenience is undeniable at this point; downloading and streaming has exposed us to more new artists than we could have ever encountered buying tangibles like CD’s or records. However, there is something quite special about the physical ownership of a record or CD and we’re a bit sad to see it go.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
A: Robbie Williams “She’s the One”. Iconic banger. If you disagree get over yourself.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
A: People not recognising Robbie Williams’ “She’s the One” as an iconic banger.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
A: The reception to our first 3 singles was a proud moment for all of us; we had all been involved in different projects before and they had never quite come together in the way we would have liked. We could tell by the time we go the first mixes back that it was going to be different this time but we were really blown away by how they were received and it took our confidence to a different level. Hearing “struggle” getting played in clubs was mind blowing for us.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
A: We’re currently coming to the end of our writing cycle; our recording is booked in for March so at this point its just bells and whistles, pre-production stuff we’re adding before we go down there.
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
A: We’re playing Woes LAST SHOW EVER at Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow on the 29th of February. Absolute must attend.
Band/Artist location – Glasgow Scotland
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