Features Series: What's That Noise?

Series: What's That Noise?

One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.

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Tired Of Everything

One Question Interviews

Tired Of Everything

Posted Nov. 16, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Will Butler (Tired of Everything – vocals) SPB: Tired Of Everything is your first time singing in a band. Between your first show and today, what have you done to shape how your voice sounds live?  Butler: I would say, honestly, I still don't know what I'm doing as far as my voice as an instrument. My first major step from the preparation for the first show and performing it was both knowing the lyrics and exuding confidence. I'm a quiet person so it took a lot to walk up on stage and, since then, I've played on some bigger stages and feel comfortable and confident. Singing (or as my mom would call yelling) in a band ...

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The Blind Shake

One Question Interviews The Blind Shake

Posted Nov. 11, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake - guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play with The Blind Shake and how did you pick that model ...

Pound

One Question Interviews Pound

Posted Oct. 22, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Ryan Schutte (Pound – baritone guitar) SPB: What led you to the baritone guitar as your instrument of choice?  Schutte: I do a fair amount of ...

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The Blind Shake

One Question Interviews

The Blind Shake

Posted Nov. 11, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake - guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play with The Blind Shake and how did you pick that model?  Blaha: For The Blind Shake I always was drawn towards the cheaper models like Univox, Tiesco and Danelectro (they were cheap when the band started at least). I never wanted the guitar to be too precious. I liked them because they were really light and I could move around with them more on stage. As things progressed I ended up playing a Telecaster. I love it. It stays in tune so well and it is ...

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Frank Turner

One Question Interviews Frank Turner

Posted Oct. 11, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Frank Turner SPB: What guitar do you play and what do you like about it when performing solo, versus with ...

Ann Beretta

One Question Interviews Ann Beretta

Posted Oct. 7, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Rob Huddleston (Ann Beretta) SPB: Did you use a different model guitar on the recordings of your old material (Old ...

Low Culture

One Question Interviews Low Culture

Posted Sept. 29, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
What's That Noise?

Chris Mason (Low Culture/Macho Boys – guitar) SPB: What guitar do you play and how did choose it?  Mason: A ...

Dwarves

One Question Interviews Dwarves

Posted Sept. 17, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Blag Dahlia (Dwarves – vocals) SPB: What is the most important vocal element when doing sound check for a Dwarves show ...

Nastie Band

One Question Interviews Nastie Band

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
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Roddy Bottum (Nastie Band - keyboards) SPB: With Nastie Band, what keyboard do you play and how did you make this ...

EarthQuaker Devices

One Question Interviews EarthQuaker Devices

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices - President/Product Designer) SPB: EarthQuaker has a reputation for high quality, versatile builds that artists can ...

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