Band Interview Of The Day – Armagelion

If could introduce yourself for us, who are you? 

I am ARMAGELION, the Divine Beast.


2. How did you started?

It began in Los Angeles, California two years ago, even though the idea of ARMAGELION came up 10 years ago. I wanted to find the perfect combination between a larger than life character and pure hard rock with reminiscence about the 80s sound but with my own style.
Armagelion and his mythology come from the fascination for Sci fi, comic books and larger than life characters.


3. How long have you been playing?

Around five years. 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Pure Hard Rock. 

To get deep into my sound I’d say Hard rock/ heavy metal. High pitched vocals, catchy and dramatic melodies, shredder guitars and melodic synths. 

5. What are your musical influences?

The big hard rock bands of the 80s. Specially Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Europe and Kiss. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

If I told you, I would have to kill you. ARMAGELION rituals are wild.
It’s not a show, but an experience, a ritual. Each venue becomes my temple.

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

It was a tough time. Of course you could still create music, but there was no live audience to share with. 
The first place I visited was Lava Cantina, a venue at Dallas. 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
Fortunately, I don’t think I have guilty pleasures. Maybe one or two songs, but I wouldn’t buy an album full of guilty pleasures. (laughs)

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I’ve been listening to Journey a lot lately. I love “Who’s crying now” and “Girl can’t help it”

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 
I have a new single to come, which is already done as the next preview to the upcoming album.
The upcoming single is sensual and energetic. It’s called “Playing with Fire”
Also, I’m planning to hit the road this year. 

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Band Interview Of The Day – Stealth

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

My name is Ivan and I am the vocalist of the Italian metal band Stealth.

  1. How did you all meet?

IVAN: Me and Daniele (bassist), we knew each other before forming the band. We were in the same  group of friends and the whole project for the band started from there. 

Just after me and Daniele formed the first line up of Metal Militia during spring 1997, Lorenzo (guitars) and Roberto (drums) joined us at the beginning of the following year. This has been the line up until summer 2000. We changed name into Stealth during spring 2000 while the original line up was still in place. We commonly agreed to change name because at that time we felt like we were to closely associated with Metallica and even though we were at that time performing few Metallica songs, we already released 2 EPs of our own music. So we changed into Stealth to avoid people thinking we were just a cover band. 

  1. How long have you been playing?

IVAN: The 3rd of August 2022 we will celebrate the band 25th anniversary. 

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

IVAN: Metal, Experimental, Innovative.

  1. What are your musical influences?

IVAN: I’d say bands like Fear Factory, Machine Head, Metallica and Iron Maiden influenced our entire musical career. But we are constantly experimenting something new. We are open to all kinds of music styles, both heavy metal and not. Daniele loves hard rock and discovering new prog metal bands together with Lorenzo. Michele, our drummer, is a big fan of Tool and Iced Earth. And finally me, I’m more into industrial and Nu metal in general. 

Also I’d say that we constantly take inspiration from all the underground bands we play with

in festivals and venues.

  1. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

IVAN: It was in one London’s small club some year ago. There was this unusual doom metal trio playing with 2 bass players as frontmen. Weird but absolutely effective. 

  1. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

IVAN: I don’t remember well but I’m sure it was a rock/metal venue nearby.

  1. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

IVAN: It’s a gospel CD that I usually like listening to during Christmas time. I attended a jazz/gospel vocal seminar in a small town of Appenino mountains here in Italy in the early 2000s. That’s why I used to follow and listen to some gospel artists at the time.

  1. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

IVAN: I’m doing a global musical research on how metal music has taken influences from popular music. This is leading me to discover some really interesting underground metal bands.

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

IVAN: We are thinking to release a compilation of our best audio recordings by the 3rd of August 2022, to celebrate the band 25th anniversary. Probably there will be 12 songs, each of them taken from the 12 audio releases of these 25 years.

Band Interview Of The Day – Kyle Chatham

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

I’m Kyle Chatham. I’m an artist/singer songwriter/ musician originally from the West Coast of Scotland now based in South London. 

2. How long have you been playing?

I’ve been playing music in some form or another for most of my life. I started on drums when I was about 5 years old which progressed to guitar and singing around the age of 10 and writing came shortly after. When I got into production in my mid to late teens that’s when my writing really progressed and experimented with different forms to come to where I am now. 

3. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Ethereal, Dark and Melancholic

4. What are your musical influences?

I grew up on 90s alt rock mainly like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and other bands of that time. They’re still a big influence on me but now it’s probably more things like Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, James Blake and King Krule that influence me more. Everything I listen to has an effect in some way though. I’m constantly experimenting. 

5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

My first show under my own solo music had a crowd of underage uninterested drunk teenagers, one of which was sick all over the middle of the hall floor. It descended into a small riot of thrown tables and chairs as the police showed up to shut the show down. 

6. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

If you mean musically, I’m up for seeing any live music after it’s been gone for so long. I was lucky enough to catch Ben Howard in London a couple of times last year which was a real privilege to witness the spectacle of it all again. 

7. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

If I wouldn’t admit to it… surely I wouldn’t tell you? Luckily I’m not ashamed to admit anything like that. I’m not sure what would be the most surprising though. I’ve inherited a few records like Human League’s DARE  and I think an ACDC record or two. Don’t think I’ve spun either of them yet though…

8. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I’ve been enjoying the new Black Country, New Road album and dipped back to Endless by Frank Ocean recently too.

9. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Yeah, I have a single out at the end of March titled “Once More Round Your Heart”. Keep an eye out for that one!

Before ‘Once More Round Your Heart’ drops check out ‘Valentine’ below.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Sweet Crystal

If you could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

I’m Marq Andrew Speck, lead vocalist and keyboard player for 24-time Detroit Music Award  winning band SWEET CRYSTAL . Along with founding members guitarist  Bill Blatter and drummer Steve Wieser and now joined by newest member and bass player Martin  Kuchar, we have been at the forefront of the Christian rock scene here in Michigan even before  this genre had its own radio and broadcast outlets. 

How did you all meet? 

The three of us that started SWEET CRYSTAL met right out of high school and became fast  friends for life. The newest (and youngest for that matter) is Marty on bass and as of today, has  been with us for nearly 5 years – I guess we passed his audition.  

We’ve all been playing since we were teenagers – actually Bill (guitar) and Steve (drummer) played  together during high school. I came along later, during our college years and we all set out to make  it our fulltime jobs (which we did for many years – 6 ½ tons of gear, 4-man road crew). The three of  

us – the core-founding members – have never stopped playing together since then (although live  touring did stop for a time). 

How long have you been playing? 

Getting ready for our fifth decade together. Does it get old after 40 years together? Absolutely not!  It just gets better with every passing day. 

What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Christian Progressive Rock 

What are your musical influences? 

We started out totally influenced by the progressive rock English music scene of the 60’s and 70’s:  bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Atomic Rooster, Uriah Heep all left their musical marks on  our writing and playing. We also listened to a lot of American bands like Kansas, Journey, Rush  and Spock’s Beard to keep our creative juices flowing.  

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

Every time we play a show on or near Halloween… seeing a dance floor filled with costumed  monsters, witches, Wookies, cartoon characters and big babies always makes you wonder “What  the…?”

Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions  are lifted? 

Even though 2020/21 were a very tough years for us – and everyone for that matter, what with the  closing of most venues and other places to play out – we had the great experience of Live  Streaming a 30-minute performance from our personal studios Nightcrier Music here outside of  Detroit. It’s up on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/AW776sHKAes along with a lot of other  online and live event videos that give a pretty sweet view into all things Crystal. It turns out this was a great way for our fans and new audiences to experience who we are and  what we offer musically while relaxing at home or anywhere they can get the web. We miss the live  audience feedback of a concert appearance but this at least kept us smiling. Once all restrictions  are lifted… the sky’s the limit! 

What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

What’s a ‘record”? Kidding – sold our album collection years ago. 

What have you been listening to in the last few weeks? 

The latest Deep Purple release (love classic acts that just keep going), a lot of the solo work from  Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, more) and the new CD from Jordan Rudess (Dream  Theater). Prog Rock Rules!!! 

Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

We just released 7th Heaven– which happens to be our 7th CD as well. We previously released 4 singles from “7th  Heaven” during 2020/21 with video support (on our YouTube channel and other social sites) but  thought waiting until this New Year (with the very challenging last two years behind us) might be  just the spark our fans and audiences would appreciate to make 2022 a much happier New Year  indeed. Our complete discography can be heard over at our Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages. 

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Band Interview Of The Day – Rabid Hood

Hello and welcome everybody to the next iteration of the band of the day interview! Today we can to the Hard Rockers Rabid Hood!

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

Well Rabid Hood is a melodious Hard Rock band from Vestland/Norway. The band has extensive experience in the Metal and Rock n Roll stage with members from Helheim, ex-Taake, Trelldom, Nattverd, Aventyr and Spitfire++. This should be a good foundation to produce good quality music for new and old hard rock listeners to enjoy. Produced by Beau Hill music production the hard-hitting drummer with a touch of metal, hard rock and rock at the same time, lead guitarist with heavenly solos, rhythm guitar and bass which creates a solid foundation for success and a vocalist who tops it all. 

  1. How did you all meet?

Some of us have known each other since childhood the rest we have become acquainted with through friends and friends of friends in the music community. 

  1. How long have you been playing?

Well since Rabid Hood is a brand new band we haven’t played so long together. We wanted to start a new hard rock band and me Aven and Martinussen started recording some demo songs a few years ago but it stopped there The songs remained untouched until we got Venås and Igland in the band in the summer of 2021 so now we’re up and running and we are pretty excited about it.

  1. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Hard hitting, controlled sort of insanity, melodious hard rock.

  1. What are your musical influences?

We were all born in the 70’s so we like what we grew up with … like Motorhead, AC / DC, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath etc and we always wanted to be like them. So i think it has probably affected us as a band more than we think but thats how it is.

  1. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Naked man running through the audience.

  1. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

 It must be Inside live in Bergen great place.

  1. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

  Must be the Norwegian band Vassendgutane absolutely awful must remember to throw it away. just so it’s mentioned I did not buy it LOL.

  1. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Have listened to a bit of everything. It’s not difficult when it comes to music.

  1. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Currently working on a new album soon ready for new and old hard rock listeners who appreciates good music.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Chellcy Reitsma

If you could introduce yourselves to us, who are you?

We are based on the tiny (but mighty) island nation of Malta, EU. Affectionately referred to as ‘The Rock’ lol! I am Chellcy Reitsma the singer-songwriter and I’m originally Dutch-American from California. I lived in Chicago for a long time and for short stents in Italy, Sweden and Canada before landing in Malta. Now I also have citizenship in Malta so I’m Dutch-American Maltese lol! I might have identity issues lol!  Alan Degabriele is the bass player who’s been with the band the longest and also plays for the popular local band Skarlett with his talented sister Sandrina. Simon Cutajar is lead guitarist also studying graphic arts and marketing. Edward Mifsud is the rhythm guitarist and a science teacher at Junior College. He has been in a number of bands and duos since the 90’s. Adam Cutajar is the drummer studying to be a doctor and obsessed with polyrhythms. All the other band members are Maltese from Malta. 

2. How did you all meet?
I placed a post in a local Facebook page for auditions for those interested in joining a new band. Our bass player has been with me since the beginning but all the other members changed a few times before we got this committed, solid group formed about 2 years ago. So it was a rocky start but now the members all get along well and we have great music writing chemistry together. 

3. How long have you been playing?

I started off as a solo artist with my first single release in 2016. So when I started the band in February 2019, we kept my name because it’s too expensive to start over with re-branding and I already had a decent sized and committed fan base started.  So we are quite new as a band. Personally I got interested in music in Oct 2014 after a series of dance injuries ended my professional dance career. The other guys in the band have all been musicians much, much longer than me. 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?
Inspiring, empowering, eclectic 

5. What are your musical influences?

My biggest influences are Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith because they are also accomplished writers and have such a unique and authenic music style that incorporates thier poetry as well. I also am currently obsessed with Asaf Avidan and LP for the same reasons. Lastly, Kovacs because she is also a visual artist and her music and videos incorporate her visual art background. She even designs and screen prints her own merch by hand.  I really identify with these artists and respect them because I also am a poet and visual artist so I admire other artists that utilize all their talents in their work. A perfect example of this, is my 2020 project titled ‘Desolate Days’. It hit the Top 20 Music Video Charts in Malta. It combines both my music and visual art practices in my first stop motion animation lyric video drawn in charcoal and digital art. ‘Desolate Days’ was part of the InnovAiR: Artist at Home program for the Valletta Cultural Agency. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?
Honestly, not too many weird things have happened yet to us during a music performance. Just the typical stuff like a power outage, drugged or drunk people getting on stage with us and dancing around, etc. Now if I were to tell you about the crazy things that happened while I was on stage as a professional dancer the list is huge! Lol! I think the absolute craziest thing I experienced was when I was dancing with an Egyptian band at King Tut’s in Chicago. There was a table of Saudi princes and their family and friends. They started getting really rowdy and drunk about 3am and were showering me and the band with $100 bills while I was dancing. Suddenly one of the brothers grabbed the prince throwing money at us and pushed him onto the their table. They started fighting and one of the princes pulled out a handgun and shot his brother and then started shooting into the ceiling and waving the gun around in the air like a cowboy in the Old West. Everyone ran screaming and taking cover. These guys were so drunk and high on cocaine the guy with the gun didn’t even realize that he had just killed his own brother. It was absolutely insane like a scene from a movie! I’m actually happy that I haven’t had weird experiences like this in music yet! Lol! 

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?
Actually, in Malta the restrictions were the tightest during winter months. So in Summer and Fall we performed quite a number of good shows, festivals and concerts within Malta. We haven’t gotten to tour abroad yet though as Malta’s travel restrictions and restrictions in many other countries are still in place or just make the logistics too difficult. Hopefully soon we’ll get to go on tour abroad but we are waiting for restrictions to ease further. 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ lol! I still love it! But then I just admitted it so maybe I own another even more embarrassing album… you’ll never know. 

9. What have you been listening to in the last few weeks?
Geeze! So many. My usual favourites of course Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Asaf Avidan, LP,  Kovacs, Leonard Cohen. But then I also try to listen to others too and this week I’m exploring Paylaye Royale, BRMC and Blue October. 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

We recently released a single called ‘Fleshbot Prison’. An angry rock song with an artistic theory about human existence.

We also are working on a number of new songs in preparation for hopefully producing our first full  LP.  It will also include some poetry as my Black Water EP did. My 4 track concept EP ‘Black Water’ is a narrative of my life, my anger, loss and my love from 1990’s to 2010. It ends with a poem that sums it all up. 

Band Interview Of The Day – A Moments Notice

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Band Of The Day Interview! Today for you we have the American Metalcore quintet based in Sacramento, USA. Everybody introducing A Moments Notice!

1. If you could introduce yourselves to us, who are you? 

My name is Greg Molina, 30 years old from Sacramento California. I’ve been doing vocals for about 15 years. I grew up listening to old metalcore after being introduced to it by an old friend, I had only listened to R&B and rap prior to that. I was in a few bands until 2009 at which point I decided to join 

the U.S. ARMY for 6 ½ years. Once my time of service was up I never imagined I would do music again. 

2. How did you all meet? 

I was in a project with an old friend from a band called Sleep/Speak named Carl. Him and I wanted to play music so badly and the country shutting down was one of those moments that really lit our drive to make music up. We had struggled with members and eventually found our drummer Jordan. Carl decided the route we were going wasn’t going to work for him and with work coming back he didn’t have the time to dedicate to it, this left Jordan and I with this project we were not 100% sold on. I had sent a video to Jared (Original Vocalist for Suffokate) of me doing vocals because I had taken up bass guitar in this project I was in. Jared convinced me to talk to Nick Miller (Guitarist of A Skylit Drive) to work with him on a potential solo project since music was becoming a passion for me again. Nick and I wrote our debut single “Silver Lining” more of a post-hardcore style something i wasnt exactly sure on but i was really enjoying it. Jordan and I had talked about the song and he was really digging what I was doing and said he would love to play drums for me. Originally the band was going to be a solo project and it was turned into a duo of him and I making more of an internet band. Jordan and I weren’t exactly convinced that this was going to go anywhere. We released “Endless Waltz” December 10th, 2021. Once we released that song, we had Zaryn Mankins, a friend of mine for 20+ years, ask to join and with him David Taylor our guitarist joined as well. Jonny Avila was a friend I had through mutual friends on facebook and he had wanted to make music again so we brought him in and that was how the band was formed. 3. How long have you been playing? 

I personally have been playing music for 15 years with the other members playing all over a decade or more. 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Meaningful, Nostalgic, and Diverse. 

5. What are your musical influences? 

Volumes, The Devil Wears Prada, Alpha Wolf, Dealer, A Skylit Drive, The Ghost Inside, If I Were You and Memphis May Fire. Our influences are all over the place. I think that is why we found such a unique sound because we listen to so many sub-genres of music. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

I saw a guy in one of those T-rex suits in the pit and by far was probably one of the funniest moments ever. 

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted? 

Holy Diver in downtown Sacramento was the first show I went to coming back. I was so stoked to be back at shows. We missed out on a huge moment of our lives and recently I just went on a tour with Dwellings who is signed to Tragic Hero Records to run merch for them. I personally need to be as involved with music as much as I could after the restrictions were lifted. 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? Honestly I don’t have any records I would not ever admit to owning. Every record I do own means something to me. 

9. What have you been listening to in the last few weeks? 

Knuckle Puck and the new Make Believe Record from Memphis May Fire. 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

We are currently working on the record but taking a break mid record to record a music video for one of our songs in Los Angeles, California in March and after that is finished finishing the record.

We will be posting a bunch about what is happening with us. Our socials and all of our music ill be sure to make sure i leave the link. 

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Band Interview Of The Day – Good Hustles

 If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?
Harvey on drums, Nathan on lead guitar, Will on bass and Mort on vocals & guitar, we are Good Hustles!


2.               How did you all meet?
We all met through open mics in Nottingham and became friends through playing live music. The band formed later on and we kept nagging Harvey until he finally joined!


3.               How long have you been playing?
We’ve been a band since 2018, but have all been singing or playing music since we were kids.


4.               What three words would you use to describe the music you play?
Energetic, irrestible bangers


5.               What are your musical influences?
Our influences are so varied! We take a lot of melodic influence from Motion City Soundtrack and Pup, but a lot of the chord variations are influenced by Radiohead, Tame Impala and Bonobo. Harv would also never forgive me if I didn’t mention The Killers as an influence!


6.               What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?
Our EP release show had people on each others shoulders, fighting with inflatable monkeys and bananas. That was definitely a bizarre thing to spot from the stage.


7.               Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?


We got back to the recording studio as soon as possible. The priority was to get that energy back and play together after such a big break.


9.               What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
Mort 100% owns that “I’m Horny” song on CD. He won’t admit it, but we all know.


10.               What have you been listening in the last few weeks?
Harv – The Sherlocks – World I Understand


Nath – I’ve been listening to a lot of Crywolf recently. Recommend it.
Will – Nine inch nails – multiple albums by them. Also getting back into Tame Impala. Both of them are in my top 3 bands of all time.


Mort – The new album from Mom Jeans is pretty fantastic, that’s been on repeat.


11.            Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?
We just released an EP called Apes which we’re incredibly proud of, but we’re always working on the next batch of songs 😉

Check out Good Hustles latest EP, ‘Apes’ below.

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Band Of The Day Interview – Santipreecha

Hello everybody and welcome back to the band of the day interview! Today we chat to Santipreecha

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

I’m Santipreecha. I’m a sound artist/experimental musician from Thailand now based in Los  Angeles. 

2. How did you all meet? 

I’m a solo artist but I do love collaborating with other musicians, filmmakers, and artists as well. 3. How long have you been playing? 

I’ve been involved in music for most of my life starting with ballet when I was six followed shortly  by piano when I was seven, later joining an opera choir in Thailand when I was about fifteen,  coming to Los Angeles to work in film music and turning to electronic and experimental music. 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Experimental, eclectic, sound. 

5. What are your musical influences? 

I have many musical and artistic influences. Musically, all the following and more: Beethoven,  Mahler, Schoenberg, Berg, Stockhausen, Ornette Coleman, Trent Reznor, Radiohead (including  Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood as solo musicians as well), Deadmau5, Skrillex and Rezz. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

I’ve mostly been working in the studio for a while so haven’t been to or performed live very much  in the past while but back when I was performing piano I had the electricity go out completely  once mid-performance. Luckily I somehow was able to continue through the piece to the end  when the lights came back up. That was a pretty crazy one. 

7. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are  lifted? 

Disney Hall or Hotel Café. Both are wonderful venues and have great performances though of  different vibes naturally.  

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

Haha, well I’m not very embarrassed about my taste/preferences anymore. I used to be, depending  on who I was speaking to etc. but I think it’s really unhealthy to feel you have to defend your taste  or what you enjoy to others especially as it pertains to placing oneself in a hierarchy of sorts. I’m  not embarrassed to say I really enjoy Taylor Swift as well depending on my mood. I also love Lana  Del Rey’s first few albums (haven’t listened to her latest one yet) and Billie Eilish’s first album as  well. I think it’s beautiful that we live in such a diverse culture right now where we are exposed to  and have access to so much music and art from so many periods and styles. It makes up who we  are today, how we think and feel and I hope that one day we’ll move to a less genre-defined  sensibility towards contemporary music.

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks? 

I’ve been listening to a lot of things lately: King Princess, Andrzej Korzynski’s score to Zulawski’s  brilliant film Possession, Berg’s orchestral works and his violin concerto in particular, Porter  Robinson, Charli XCX and Thom Yorke. 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

Yes. I released my second album Round a Roo on the 2nd (February) and will be releasing a score  album for music I wrote for Guy Longstreet’s neo-noir psychological thriller Black Jade later next  month.

Check out Santipreecha’s latest release, ‘Round A Foo’ below.

Band Interview Of The Day – Holding Poison

Hello everybody and today we welcome you back to the Band Interview Of The Day Segment! This is where we get a band, have a little chat to them about themselves so they can be introduced to you and hopefully you’ll experience some new music because of this! Today we have the English rock duo Holding Poison.

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

We are Holding Poison, Consisting of Matt Blackwell (Lead vox, Guitar, Bass) & Jack Findell (Lead Guitar) 

2. How did you all meet?

We’ve known each other for years through family friends so years of crossing paths and talking about music eventually lead to us starting this project together! 

3. How long have you been playing?

Matt: as a band 1 year. I picked up the guitar when I was 13 years old so 15 years I’ve been playing for now! 

Jack: I had a little 3/4 size nylon string guitar that I think my dad picked up for next to nothing on a market stall for me when I was about 3, but in terms of actually playing guitar properly it’s about 15 years now 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Punchy Rock music

5. What are your musical influences?

Matt: It’s quite a list, Bands like Foo Fighters, Queens of the storage, Biffy to name a few 

Jack: I grew up listening to a lot of my dad’s music, so Hendrix, Bob Dylan, the Who, Cream, etc. I’m also big into Biffy, Arctic Monkeys, John Mayer, the list goes on

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Matt: someone crowd-surf in a blow up boat, they even had a paddle too! 

Jack: I do a bit of sound tech work in a local venue and we had a band come through that I knew had a bit of a reputation for theatrics. Cut to the end of the show and packing down involved cleaning up a lot of milk and feathers that had been thrown around by people dressed as gorillas and bananas…

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions are lifted?

Matt: I think one of the first places I went to once restrictions were eased was a recording studio to record our debut EP. 

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Matt: That would be telling 

Jack: I’d have to do some digging. Fairly sure I’ve got one of P!nk’s singles on CD from way back when. 

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Matt: I’ve been digging ‘The Night Cafe’ as well as Sam Fenders new album

Jack: I’ve been loving the new IDLES album, and also been on a Steely Dan binge lately

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

We’ve just released a new single called ‘Destination, Same Old’ – It’s a bit different from our other tracks but it’s got a great feel-good vibe about it and it was nice to do something a bit different!

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