Interview

1000

1000

Monday 9th August, 2010 2:05PM

Been around since?
2001

Current line up?
Shane-Guitar / Vocals
Aidan-Bass/Vocals
Scott-Guitar
Stefan-Drums

Where are you based?
Auckland

Musical history? What were you listening to back in high school?
Shane-Alt-rock; Smashing Pumpkins, Janes Addiction, etc
Aidan-Metal; Sepultura, Slipknot etc
Scott-Thrash; Metallica, Megadeath, etc
Stefan-Pop punk; Green Day, Everclear, etc

What are you currently listening to?
Shane-Shellac, Hot Snakes, Husker Du
Aidan-The Locust, My Disco, Peaches
Scott-The Locust, Shellac
Stefan-The Dubliners, At the Drive-In

The state of music in NZ is..?
When itís good itís gone, when itís bad itís awful. We had a really good scene for a while there, with some really amazing bands. Unfortunately the majority of them have either left the country, broken up, or started writing rubbish songs.

Whatís your favorite place to play?
Hamilton, always an awesome crowd.

What was your favorite show?

Thereís been a few really memorable shows. All of the 1000 / Malenky Robot / Neverends shows were fantastic, especially at dirty old Edenís bar. Playing the castle in Hamilton with the Mint Chicks and Die!Die!Die! was pretty rad.

What is your recording process?
Step1: Figure out a way of getting some stuff recorded.
Step2: Invest a bunch of money, time, and effort in getting it done.
Step3: Get the recordings 90% finished.
Step4: Watch it all fall apart and end up with no usable results.

What's been your best recording experience?
Recording our first ep at blast studios in Christchurch. We scammed free accommodation at the heritage hotel, and free hire of some awesome gear. The engineers didnít quite get what we were doing, but were sympathetic to it. And we had a finished recording at the end of it.

Whatís been your worst recording experience?
Pretty much all the rest. The engineer who fled the country with our master tapes, and the computer exploding during mastering are the first 2 that come to mind.

Favorite radio show/station?
The Rock ní Roll Wire

The Future holdsÖ?
Weíre (allegedly) recording an album in August. Weíll play a bunch more shows in Auckland and Hamilton, and once the albumís done weíll tour it around the country.




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