Interview with Architects

So give us your names and what you do for the band. Sam Carter: I’m Sam and I sing. Tom Searle: Tom and I play guitar. Are there any significant differences between playing here and over where you guys are from [Europe]? Sam: We have fans in the UK. And I guess we’ve been touring in the UK for so long that we’ve kind of built up a solid fan base, whereas out here, we’re starting again. Who or what are your main inspirations for...

Interview with The Ready Set

What’s the origin of the name The Ready Set? I made it during a time when I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. It kind of means putting your worries behind you and just being ready to go and do what you want, regardless of consequences. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Straight up pop. Who are your major influences musically? Copeland, Daft Punk, some hip hop stuff, the Beatles! How long have you and the...

Featured: Me, The Machine

According to their MySpace (where else?), Me, The Machine sounds like “taking an acid bath with toasters”. I assume that frontman Mat Musto has a fetish for pain as this underground band is anything but painful (for people who do not see pain as an amazing feeling) to listen to. Around since only January 1st of this year, MTM is still a new band, but they’ve started to receive quite a bit of (good) attention in that short amount of time among alternative music buffs....

Interview with Mat Musto (Polaroid)

What is the main inspiration for most or all of your songs? I have inspirations from all ends of the compass.. but I would say mainly the everyday problems, and most of my songs sound like I’m writing about someone else but mainly I write poetic letters to myself and put them to music. Who is your biggest influence in music and why? My biggest influence in music has to be Tom Petty hands down.. mainly anything from the 90’s drives me nuts. What is...

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