Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Set Things Right Q&A

Your names:
Kristof Du Jardin = Lead Guitar
Tom Welslau = Lead Vocals
Maarten De Roeck = Drums
Jos De Roeck = Bass & Clean Vocals
James Falck = Rhythm Guitar

Where are you from?
Antwerp, Belgium.

What is the name of your band?
Set Things Right. We were all in other bands before hand, and all of them failed due to the lack of ambition from the other members of these bands. In this band, we only wanted to work with people with the same ambitions, and do things the right way from the start, and that actually explains our band name.

How would you describe yourselves?
A group of five dudes that put a lot of energy into the music we make, and who all have the same ambition to take it to as many places, and as far as we possibly can. 

Who are your main influences musically?
Set Things Right is a band with members who take their inspiration from a lot of different genres. All these musical influences together make this band sound the way it does. Of course we all like bands like A Day To Remember and Parkway Drive, just to name the biggest bands in our genre, but also some of us get inspired by bands like Blink 182 or Tool, or even Despised Icon and Seasick Steve.
When it comes to playing music live, we also take inspiration from great bands like The Chariot or Story Of The Year. We definitely like our sets to be as energetic as possible.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We want to take our music as far as we can, to as many places and to as many people as humanly possible. We are all pretty ambitious people with high hopes for the future, and we're sure as hell not going to back down any time soon.
We hope people know us now and will remember us later as five dudes that always kept being themselves and always did what they wanted to do.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
So far this year we've had a lot of incredible opportunities; We got the opportunity to record at Outhouse Studios in the UK (Architects/Enter Shikari/ You Me At Six), which was a great experience. We have also recently been endorsed by Monster Energy. It's absolutely awesome to have their support, we are really interested to see what the future brings! We are also working with a PR agency called Inception Press, they've really been helping us out a lot in terms of publicity! In the past we've also played on Jera On air festival in the Netherlands.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
The worst moment we've had as a band so far is Tom’s illness. He has a rare type of blood illness which hospitalized him for a very long time. We hope he never has to experience something like this again. We are so glad Tom is doing better at the moment and we hope he recovers fully. It’s something we will probably never forget.

If you were asked to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Our latest single Don’t Close Your Eyes represents the most where we now are musically. Our inspiration for the song came from wanting to create a post- hardcore song that wasn't particularly technical, but more of a catchy song and a natural/mature progression from our previous album The Never Ending Road. We wanted the lyrics in the song to be multi-interpretable, so that no one took the same meaning from them.
It’s a song that has a bit of everything in it. It's melodic, it's heavy, it's catchy, and it's got some sing along parts as well. The song really describes what Set Things Right is trying to make: melodic metalcore written with a post-hardcore heart.

Where can we listen to you?

Where can we find out more about your music?
Previous clip: Fake A Smile
Previous clip: Chapter 3’s Missing

Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
We will be touring soon, and we are in the middle of writing a new album! We've got a lot of big plans for the near future, and we're really excited for them to become a reality.

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