The Last Cell – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
TLC: I write the stuff I like to hear and that makes working on it so much fun – combining the harshness of metal with the beauty of emotive melodies is how I create.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
TLC: It’s a standard story – I watched my dad strum classical numbers on his guitar and there was one laying around the house. So at the age of 9, I picked it up and messed around with it, eventually leading me to realise – this is what I want out of life. I have had my fair share of ups and downs with it, and that fuels me and my work.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TLC: My fascination with the confluence of science and nature definitely influences my work big time. Every genre I listen to influences me – hip-hop, pop, rock, indie-rock and so on, because there are so many great musicians out there. On the progressive metal end, it would be acts like Intervals, Vitalism, Plini, Animals as Leaders, who I would love to share a stage with.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
TLC: Its pretty simple – I just want to be able to buy food and continue making music. This is what I wake up for and its what keeps me going . There is a lot of work ahead of me, but I like to be naive in that sense and know that I will accomplish that soon. Of course, being able to play my music all over the world, meeting musicians and learning from them would be the next thing.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
TLC: Well “The Last Cell” is basically my (Jean-Marc Perc) solo project. So, I compose and produce everything except the bass is played by Lukas Florian.
It’s the story of everything – from the origin of existence, the fight of survival to the point where the last cell will perish and thus concluding the end of this thing we call life.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
TLC: Facebook /thelastcellmusic, Instagram: @_thelastcell_ , Youtube, Playlists on Spotify and Interviews
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
TLC: I think streaming is really the way to go. Now if they would also pay the artists more it would actually be a reliable system!
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TLC: I actually never asked myself something like that. Or let’s say I never had the wish. I am just happy that someone came up with the stuff I am listening to.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
TLC: After making my coffee realising I have no milk at home. Awful.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
TLC: The moment my first EP got on Spotify and then seeing that there are actually people all over the planet listening to it. This means so much to me and definitely motivated me to keep on going.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
TLC: I am already working on the third EP and I am still promoting my latest release, ‘Continental Drift’.
PD: Tell us about your latest release.
TLC: Continental Drift is my second EP. The overall theme is “creation through chaos” as it is the case with mother nature. I like working with elements – the last one (Nautilus) was water, this one is earth and to me, I tried to convey that with the sound design and writing style.
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