Neverlanded – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
N: The type who dreams, but needs more sleep, and they blend their dreams with beats, ground their minds with distortion and amplify their inner child. Keeping the kiddo happy.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
N: We’re an alternative rock trio from London who released our debut EP, FluffyUnicornsUnited, on April’s Fool 2019. It contains four tracks that were influenced by the sounds of bands like Placebo, Garbage, Hole & Refused. On October 31st, we released our first single, Refuge, which is a 90s infused headbanger.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
N: The heroes you meet every day and their stories. Some of them are famous, and that’s how you know their story, while others aren’t so famous as they live locally like the single parent next door or the dog who patiently walks slowly by her 80-year-old owner’s side. Everything’s a trigger. Everything’s an influence.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
N: The ultimate goal is to stress less and breath more so we can actually make our dreams come true. If we can do our thing while helping others, that’s even better. ‘Cause if a little band can do this, then lots of little actions out there can form a tsunami of change.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
N: Our songs are stories, headaches and sometimes a relief. All members of the band have gone/are going through their own battles in life as every other living or not so living being out there. The songs are the memories that made it out the head, inked the paper and vibrated the speakers.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
N: Mainly via social media, but you’d be surprised what a website can still do nowadays.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
N: Don’t you feel tired of downloading? Clicking on that “download” button? Don’t you wanna listen to music while knowing you’re making the world a better place for future generations? Click that “donate” button instead! And that’s why all one has to do is make a donation to Mermaids UK and they’ll receive our music for free. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Music can change this world.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
N: Love lots of songs, but never felt this way for any. It’s not about a hit or a cool tune, it’s about discovering and expressing yourself, manifesting your inner energy. Or I’m just a braaaaiinsaaaannne..
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
N: A great accomplishment is working alongside Mermaids, a charity supporting kids and young adults with gender dysphoria, their families and communities. A small donation to them means you get Neverlanded’s music for free.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
N: At the moment, we’re back at Hermitage Works Studios, with producer Nathan Ridley, recording new songs and working on the videos of our 2019 releases “FluffyUnicornsUnited” and “Refuge”.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves
N: The lack of kindness, awareness and common fluffin sense around us that surrounds us and makes us feel more disconnected. The world owes you nothing so don’t be a selfish piece of sugar honey ice tea, or is it too much to ask?
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
N: ‘Cause you wanna be there, you love good music and have time to spare from your life. You wanna be there and meet people who are different from you or are the same. Doesn’t matter. We all smile the same. If the above are in alignment, then you’ll be at our next show, and you’ll come talk to us. Except of course if you’re racist/sexist/fascist, you won’t get it anyway.