Sunday, 13 October 2013

Bonney Read Q&A

Your name:
Astrid Holz.

Where are you from?
Sydney, Australia.

Name of band:
Bonney Read.

Who else is in your band?
Jess Cooper (vocals)
Kat Ayala (guitar)
Jeremy Goldfinch (bass)
Myself (drums)

How would you describe yourselves?
By combining gut-wrenching drums, loud guitars, heart-stringing vocals, and words that speak truth, Bonney Read reveals and celebrates the dramas surrounding the sheer bliss and bogus of youth, angst, stupidity, true friendship, and the ridiculous obsession with love. They are your alter egos, and they’re bringing back Attitude to rock.
Hold your breath – this one’s gonna sting a little.

Who are your main influences musically?
We have eclectic tastes, from Motown to metal and prog to pop, but there's no doubt we've been heavily influenced by artists like Pat Benatar, Pink, Paramore, Rage Against the Machine and Muse. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We want to create a song that becomes a part of the soundtrack of someone's life. You know, when you hear a song and you're instantly taken back to the summer of 2009, or that breakup that changed your life? If we can write that song, then our musical journey will be absolutely priceless. 

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
I'm sure we all have different ones, but the first thing that comes to mind is the success of our recent crowd funding campaign. We set out with an audacious goal of raising $5000 to record an album, and to be honest we didn't know what would happen. With the support of our amazing fans, we not only hit the target, we surpassed it by hundreds of dollars, and the encouragement we received from unexpected places was unbelievable! We we're greatly inspired to keep creating and playing. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
The band has been through a few acrimonious line-up changes since its conception. All have shaped the band into its current form, though some would be OK to forget. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Our sound is maturing and changing a fair bit, so I'd like to pick two songs- one from the past and one from the future: 
1. Hands - lyrically and musically it is our heart on our sleeve
2. Lust - heavy hitting riffs and feel changes combined with soaring melodies, it is a taste of our future writing. 

Where can we listen to it?
Lust is half way through being recorded. Hands is here -

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
We love meeting and chatting to anyone that digs our music, so please contact us! :D

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