Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Six Time Champion Q&A

Your name: 
Will Smithers.

Where are you from? 

Name of band: 
Six Time Champion.

Who else is in your band?
We have James Dagg (vocals), Simon Glover (guitar), Steve Isted (bass), Richard Titheradge (drums), and myself (guitar).

How would you describe yourselves? 
I would describe us as pop-punk with a twist, we like to infuse our heavier influences with our pop-punk roots to bring a heavier, bouncier twist into the scene, packed with punchy melodies and relatable lyrics. 

Who are your main influences musically? 
We have a huge mix of influences, and this is due to our different backgrounds in music, pop-punk and hardcore are two genres that massively influence us, with bands such as Four Year Strong, Such Gold, A Day To Remember, and Set Your Goals. Their influences are very apparent throughout our songs. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
For me, music has always been a huge part of my life and playing gigs with my friends most weeks is enough. Saying that though, I'd like to get to the position where we can tour regularly, play with well known bands, and just keep having a good time, because that's what it's all about. 

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
We've actually just come back from a little weekend tour with Homebound and Trash Boat, and for me, this was one of the best experiences, not just since STC started, but ever. It was great to hang out with a really cool bunch of guys, and play shows with them night after night. We also played the Brighton show on the Roam, As It Is, and Light You Up tour. This was a big deal for us as a band and it was amazing to share the stage with bands that I've listened to for a long time. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
I wouldn't want to forget anything thats happened since the band has started. We've had our fair share of bad luck with shows/tours falling through, and losing gear, but nothing that I'd want to forget. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I would have to pick our latest single/video "Expecting Honesty" which is also the title track on our upcoming EP. This song shows our passion for the things we write about, this comes through heavily in James' vocals, it also has elements of all of our influences, it has a bouncy chorus, a catchy lead line and the melodies get stuck in your head. That's exactly what we were aiming for with this song and personally, I couldn't be happier with it. 

Where can we listen to it? 
You can listen to "Old Friends, Loose Ends", and "Expecting Honesty" over on our bandcamp page: http://sixtimechampion.bandcamp.com

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 have our second release, "Expecting Honesty" coming out on 1st December. This is a five track EP which we worked really hard writing, and we can't wait for everyone to hear it. 

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