Mudfight – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
M: We are passionate musicians with big motivation to go on stage and doing things our way! We love to have fun, interacting and meeting with people and rocking our asses off!
This is punk to us!
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
M: After making music with many different friends, vocalist Max basically founded the band, as he wanted to bring back punkrock to the people.
(Max) „I asked Dominik (Drums) while partying in town and the we formed a band the next days, called „Scumbag“!“
The lineup of the members changed constantly over time until we found Alex as the missing part, that we have searched for. (Again while partying in town: Guess that is, how it is supposed to be^^)
A short talk and a few drinks later and the next day, he was our new guitarist!
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
M: Our main musical influences are probably the rock and punk bands Green Day, AC/DC, The Descendents, Blink-182, Metallica and the Ramones!
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
M: Our BIG dreams range from playing headlining shows on festivals one day, to playing with our favorite bands like Green Day, Bad Religion or The Descendents!
One of our goals probably is, to make punk music more popular again under the youth scene!
But we also have small, more realistic dreams, like playing in front of a few thousand people or playing at Nova Rock, we are happy about every small achievment we get! 😊
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
M: Bassist Max and guitarist Alex write most of the songs! We come together with our ideas, and everyone adds his spice, starting from bass & drum fills, to harmonics and lead guitars, until we all are happy with our product!
Since we can identify with it a lot, the songs are mostly about classic teenage and young adults problems, like: Girls, party, drugs, relationsships and insecurities!
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
M: We mainly use Instagram and Facebook (including Ads) for promoting upcomin events and music, but we also tell our local record store and all of our friends to spread the word!
And of course our label and some bands help us spreading it around their fanbase! So we can all support each other!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
M: On a legal way, it sure is an opportunity, however we prefer physical copies or streaming, like most people nowadays!
Ilegally? We are no fans of it … support musicians!
PD: What song do you wish you had written and why?
Alex: „Back in Black…song that never gets old, even in 30 years it is still a banger!“
Max: „Whatsername … Most emotional song to me, hits me everytime, so many memories!“
Dominik: „Nothing Else Matters … It is a song for all ages and music tastes!“
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
M: Probably the current CoViD-19 pandemic… We had to postpone (or cancel) our summer shows, which we really would have loved to do!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
M: Although we are together for such a short time, there were so many…
Opening up for local streetpunk / hardcore band `Heckspoiler´! (Check them out on bandcamp)
Getting our new shirts in display in our town! (Skateshop Hammerschmid, Gmunden)
Getting recognised by strangers, because of our music!
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
M: We are currently spreading the word for our upcoming EP `Safe Zone´, which will come out on the 12th of June, 2020! We also have a Presave-Link available on our social media!
And since, we had a lot of time in quarantine, we also wrote new songs for future releases!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
M: We released 2 singles via SBÄM Records by now, called „Wasted“ and „Torn Away“!
Torn Away is the lead single of our upcoming EP, coming out 12th of June, 2020!
You can stream them on all platforms and for „Wasted“ you can message us on Instagram or Facebook to get a physical copy on CD! 😉