Jarrod (City of Satellites)
SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist/band?
Jarrod: I guess when reflecting on my music collection there isn’t much from the ‘50s that makes it in there, to be honest. Having said that, I feel I have been influenced by many artists from that era (everyone has), perhaps without fully realising it. When thinking of the ‘50s I guess jazz legends Miles Davis and John Coltrane seem obvious choices, especially when considering that their music arguably influenced many great musicians. For me personally, I am a massive Michael Jackson fan and I remember reading that he listed two artists in particular that influenced his moves and sounds (both of which got their break in the ‘50s). The first is James Brown with his soul, funk mastery and the second is Fred Astaire, perhaps the best all round performer that ever lived. However, there is a tune from the 50s that creates a nostalgic moment for me whenever I hear it, always stops me dead in my tracks, m’ainly because it was featured in the classic cult movie, Stand By Me (which was based on a novel written by Stephen King, as I assume everyone is aware). The song is titled, “Lollipop” by The Chordettes, enjoy.
Martin Stewart (Terror – guitar)
SPB: Do you read press written about you?
Martin: After playing in bands for about 15 years now, I have to say that I don't. I'll read an occasional good review here and there if it's brought to my attention by somebody I know. I definitely don't watch any video interviews that I've done because it makes want to quit talking for rest of my life when I hear what my voice sounds like. And as far as message board / Facebook / twitter / Lambgoat comments, which doesn't really count as “press” anyway...you might as well be speaking to a brick wall at this point in my life.
Jeremy Hiebert (Comeback Kid-guitar)
SPB: What’s your least favorite record you’ve made? Why?
Jeremy: Like I said to our label's publicist, “Do I really have to answer that one?” That's like someone asking me to do a nude photoshoot when I'm feeling fat and pasty white after the Christmas holidays. But anyways, after you have put out 5 records and can take a step back and look at them with a bit of a critical eye, you can kind of see what albums really had an impact when they came out and where the band was at the time of making it. That said, Broadcasting… is probably the record that to date that connected with people the least. I think we can attribute this to us trying to find ourselves after the first two records we did with Scott. We obviously wanted to pick up where we left off with Wake The Dead but also knew that having a change of vocalists meant that we were going to be in new territory, finding our new sound. Oddly enough though, there are still people out there who tell us that this is their favourite record.
Sergy Boldyrev (Cloud Maze – vocals)
SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artists who is an exception to that rule?
Sergy: My least favorite genres are probably death metal and metalcore. To be honest, I prefer relaxing and melodic music. But I do love and respect what they do on stage, it is so powerful and so extreme! The most incredible artists in this genre, in my opinion, are Bring Me the Horizon and Asking Alexandria.
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