Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Twin Paradox Q&A

Your name: 
Robert Anderson (Lead Guitar).

Where are you from?
East Coast Scotland, Dundee suburb.

Name of band:
Twin Paradox.

Who else is in your band?
Aletha Monaghan (Lead Vocals), Rowan Knox (Drums), Austen Cook (rhythm guitar), Jack Richards (bass).

How would you describe yourselves? 
After finding ourselves not fitting into traditional musical stereotypes we found ourselves defining Twin Paradox as experimental metal. Myself, personally being the main musical contributor to our songs, find myself bored with people striving to sound like the last thing. Armed with a few 60s style guitars, a rack full of crazy pitch-bending effects, retro kits and female-fronted vocals, we pride ourselves on the weird sounds that we can make. With most of our music sounding heavy, we do generally call ourselves Experimental Metal rather than just experimental, yet our songs combine metal with tribal beats, chuck berry licks, shred, creepy harmonies as well as squealing noises, pops and bangs that we can squeeze out of our instruments. We're working on a second load of songs post-EP that use crazy sounds, as opposed to the comparatively tame sounds of our "Where Has The Time Gone?" EP.
We find ourselves being compared to contrasting musicians, which, frankly baffle. We have been compared consecutively to Avenged Sevenfold and Sonic Youth.

Who are your main influences musically?
Rage Against the Machine, White Stripes, Hole, Avenged Sevenfold.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Ultimately, to share our art with the world. I'm very keen on viewing music for what it is - an art form. I hate, more than others, the commercialisation of music, robbing it of its art. I, and the rest of the band, want to share true music with as many people as we can.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Getting to the latter stages of Soundwave Competition, the north of the UK's Biggest Musical Battle. We're still in and are down to the last 18! Exciting stuff.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I'd personally like to forget the number of hours we've spent gorging on pizza at practice instead of actually writing music. There's something about that sweet, cheesy snack that sucks our motivation.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
As tough as it would be, probably the track "We Are Not Where We Belong". Although there are only a few weird guitar sounds in there, I feel the dynamic of the band is most evident. You can hear the relationship between us, with tight guitar harmonies and our simplistic rhythm section. 

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?
Check us out on Facebook, where we mainly post: 
This is our free-to-listen-to EP 

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Yeah, if you like our music, please, please drop the band a message on Facebook! We love feedback. And if you want to send us pizza to practice, please do.

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