Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Secondborn Q&A

Your name:
Tim Benson (Guitarist).

Where are you from?
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

Name of band: 

Who else is in your band?
Daniel Pinner - Vocals
Patrick Trumps - Guitars
Stefan Hawkins - Guitars
Alex Daigle - Bass
Lee Gauthreaux - Drums

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
We love high energy, guitar and synth-fuelled hardcore rock with elements of progressive rock, punk, metalcore and a tinge of emo.
We’ve all been in bands previously, played the music industry game, did the label thing and now we just wanted to create a project that we could approach completely at our own pace. We are completely self-funded and are really excited about constantly reaching out to fans that like the genre of music we play and love.

Who are your main influences musically?
We like a mix of the early/mid 2000’s post-hardcore bands like Thrice, Saosin, Further Seems Forever along with bands like Periphery, Hands like Houses and Bring Me The Horizon.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
You know to be honest, from day one we really just are six guys that enjoy playing. We’ve written songs that we feel very good about and one day would love to be able to gain enough momentum to play nationally (or internationally).
As I mentioned, we’ve all been in the music industry in previous bands and now feel like we have the understanding and energy to go virtually completely on our own and breakthrough on our terms.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Our current EP, Symbols, getting some positive exposure with sites and media outlets like Alternative Press, Punknews, Noize Blogging, Under The Gun, Rebel Noise, Metal Assault, Brutal Resonance and Music It’s been really cool and an honor to be included on these sites.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Ha! Ok, so at our first official show people brought so many drinks to me that I almost blanked out after our set. Apparently at some point in the night I was climbing into our guitarist Stefan’s truck on top of all of his gear into a fetal position. Apparently, I wanted to take a ride home with all of his awesome gear. Probably not my best moment.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Wow, that’s a tough one. Hmm, I’d say probably ‘Secrets’ (off of our current EP, Symbols) because it seems like combining electronica with upbeat rock / punk is our “vibe” that’s hitting us lately.

Where can we listen to it?
Here is our YouTube studio playthrough of the song... 

Where can we find out more about your music?
Official Site:
Twitter: @SecondbornUS
iTunes: Secondborn

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
You know we just want to close by saying that if there is anyone seeking new music and new bands, we ask that you consider us. We strive to write music from an honest place, we do it for the love of it and we would love to be able to have the same type of impact on someone through our music - just like the bands we love have had an impact on us!

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