Interview with Noah, Amber, Michael and Harry (sort of) of Polarized Eyes and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
N: We’re a punk rock band – we’re loud and fast and we’ve got stuff to say.
PD: Tell us a brief history of yourself.
N: Me, Amber and Harry have known each other since primary school and got together a couple of years ago. We put out our first single Storm when we were 14 and 15 and it got played on BBC 6Music cos Tom Robinson is a G.
A: So we put out more songs and it’s mad all the radio stations that have been playing us, like Radio X. And then we met Michael and now there’s four of us and we’ve got loads of gigs coming up which is brilliant.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
N: Mine is definitely Idles – I love them
M: I really like The Dead Kennedys
A: And I’d say Foo Fighters
N: And Harry’s hasn’t turned up on time, so we’re saying Kylie Minogue for him!
M: But really it’s just the whole punk movement.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
A: I’d love to play Reading Festival. We’re all going this year, but it would be crazy to actually play there
N: And get a record deal and put out an album on vinyl – that’s the dream
M: Yeah and to make a sound that people instantly know is us
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
A: We all write them together and they’re mostly about stuff that matters in the world and things that need changing
N: Yeah, we write a lot of political stuff and things we’re really passionate about like BLM and trans rights
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
A: We just live on Instagram and Twitter really. Our fans are bloody amazing at spreading the word
N: Also Harry’s dog has a twitter account – he’s really helpful at telling people when we’ve got gigs coming up! He doesn’t tweet though, he woofs!
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
A: It’s good for fans, but it’s really shit for the artists cos you can’t make any money from it.
N: I feel like because there’s a resurgence of vinyl and cassettes then you can still sell your music in other ways.
M: Yeah and it’s great that Bandcamp is still going
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
N: Never fight a man with a perm by Idles, cos that’s just such a weird lyric I wish I’d written it
M: I’d say No surprises by Radiohead because the lyrics are so good
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
N: Fucking ignorance, man. I feel like that’s the most obvious thing
A: Oh god I’ve got so many. Like when people walk really slowly in front of you, so you overtake them and then they’re standing on your heels. That is really annoying.
N: I thought you were going to say when I walk into you by accident.
A: OMG yeah. When Noah walks, he walks in zig zags and just bumps into you all the time.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
N: Having our last three songs played on Radio X is pretty fucking cool.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
M: We’ve got loads of new songs that we’ve been writing over lockdown and we’re heading into the recording studio soon to record a couple.
A: We’ve also got lots of gigs coming up, but everything is moving around again cos of the delay to Freedom Day, so keep an eye on our socials for the up to date news
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
N: We’ve got all our songs on Spotify, Apple Music and all the streaming places. Go check it out!