Friday, 26 September 2014

Rosebuddy Q&A

Your name:
Neil Briffett (guitar).

Where are you from? 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Name of band:

Who else is in your band? 
Yuri Mohacsi (bass) and James Misata (drums).

How would you describe yourselves? 
Raunchy pop. Melodic bite. We have songs that either tear your head off or weep over your decapitated corpse (often within the same song).

Who are your main influences musically? 
So many...a few that come to mind are Husker Du, The Replacements, Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Guided by Voices, Uncle Tupelo - a lot of trios, now that we think of it...

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
Frankly, we've already achieved it: lasting this long with the urge to continue doing it while accumulating a body of work and getting "better" (whatever one's definition of that happens to be).

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
See above answer.

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
Anytime that despair, or ego, or judgment, or indifference, stood in the way.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
That's, of course, a hard one to answer. I'm tempted to say "the next one we write for the very same reason" but I'd have to go with Away With Words because it embodies many of the attributes that we value: brevity, economy, melody, attack, surprise and indirection.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
If we can recommend anything, it's that endurance, often in the face of indifference, is a central attribute. As a wise person once wrote: "You've got to make your own kind of music/Sing Your own special song/Make your own kind of music/Even if nobody else sings along"

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