Monday, 18 November 2013

She Was Loud Q&A

Your name:

Where are you from?
Melbourne, Australia.

Name of band:
She Was Loud.

Who else is in your band?
Jess Molenarr (Vocals), Chris Liesis (Guitar), Murray Lawson (Vocals), Paul Instance (Guitars/Vocals), Peter Hayden (Drums), diz (Guitar/bass/vocals).

How would you describe yourselves?
90’s grunge homesick aliens.

Who are your main influences musically?
We were teenagers during the 90s so pretty much all the bands that came along with that era, that’s where the heart is for this project.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Our music is a time machine for those 90’s kids that miss that old school grungey alternative music.
Also I think writing music is the easy part for bands and musicians, I think promoting yourself and getting your songs out there is the side we generally struggle with. We often joke that we would spend a lot of time on our tracks only to then just ‘put it in a draw’. A lot of us out there put a lot of heart and soul into what we do only to have it rejected by the majority who listen to it, but that’s the game, you got to have a thick skin, don’t take it personally and keep running up that hill. So for us just getting our music heard and out there and keeping it out of the draw is what we want to achieve. Now with the advances of sites like YouTube and social media it makes it a lot easier to be heard than it did when we were teenagers.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
We are just babies band wise, so creating a five-song EP that we are extremely proud of is our highlight to date.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Well this band only nine months old so I haven’t really had time to sleep with anyone’s girlfriend yet…just joking. But we all have a played together in other projects on and off for the last 10+ years. I remember I booked a gig in a venue that everyone thought we had outgrown, it was a dive, the PA was a piece of shit, the crowd wasn’t into our style and the guitarist had four of his ex-girlfriends there plus his current girlfriend making up 50 per cent of a 10 person crowd. Anyway the guitarist left his beer on his amp and halfway through the first song it vibrated onto his amp and short circuited the amp, he then had to plug in directly to the shitty PA creating an even shittier guitar sound, we had two singers in the band and one of their mics broke during the second song so they had to share a mic and during the third song the drummer broke his kick drum skin! That was the finale to the worst gig ever! But it did teach me to never think you are too good for a venue and always give it 100 per cent no matter how big or small the crowd is, even if half the crowd are psycho women wanting your guitarist head on a stick!

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
All Along The Way – It’s heartbreaking and uplifting and sums us up nicely I think.

Where can we listen to it?

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?
Our self titled EP is free to download is free to download from our soundcloud page.

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