Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sister Midnight Q&A

Your name: 
Gabe Pierce.

Where are you from? 
Beaverton/Portland, Oregon, USA.

Name of band:
Sister Midnight.

Who else is in your band? 
Nathan Pogue on drums, and sometimes his sister Lauren Pogue on bass and backing vocals.

How would you describe yourselves? 
Diverse influences melded into a recognizable and personal sound combing inspiration from both old and relatively new rock bands in something we can call our own.

Who are your main influences musically? 
The Jesus & Mary Chain, Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine, Jimi Hendrix, Sonic Youth, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the White Stripes, New Order, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Pavement, Happy Mondays, Can, and the Cure.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Influence upon other bands, the means to keep making music and keep the band together, and reaching as wide an audience as possible without selling out. If we ever achieve financial success I would like to use alot of those resources to support humanitarian causes that I am passionate about.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Our first studio recordings. Was impressive hearing ourselves with such depth and clarity compared to most home demos. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Our first gig where the person who set it up, and was supposed to get us a decent spot in the lineup by talking to the booker, was a no show. So we played last to quite a small crowd and my amp/guitar tone sounded castrated by the sound guy.

If you had to choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Of the songs recorded in studio so far, I would personally choose Stiletto because it does a good job combining our noise pop/shoegaze, grunge, and melodic pop influences. I know Nathan and Lauren prefer Speechless.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music? 
Link to speechless as a single release

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask? 
Nope, you're on top of your game Greg! 

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