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The Rock-itt : November 2009
his friend Danen to a rehearsal and immediately we knew he was right, Danen joined as lead singer and from then on we have only seen positives. Paz: Who are your main influences? STS: we have a variation of influences ranging from 70s punk like the Sex Pistols and Ramones to modern day punk such as the living end and NOFX." Paz: 70's & 80's Punk was way before your time, how did you discover it? STS: Being brought up amongst a diverse of influences, 70s/80s punk was one of them, we liked how it sounded and other bands it influenced. It's good to hear where popular bands now get their influences Paz: Who writes the songs? STS: When we are writing songs it usually starts when one of us brings in a melody or riff and then it is built up from there. Everyone has an equal share in the writing. It's all about the music and there are no egos. Paz: What has been your best moment so far? STS: In the final of Northern Composure, a Ben chant was started at the heat, it carried over into the final a few weeks later, and we had over 300 people chanting for Ben. Overall it would probably be the atmosphere of every show, whether its 1 person or 50 people turn up, it makes it all worth it. Paz: What has been your worst moment so far? Jonny: One time when we were performing at the Surf Rock at Collaroy, just as I was about to start the guitar solo, the band cut out for a break before the solo, and my amp started smoking and cut out, and didn't come back on, something inside it had burnt out, this highlighted the fact that music doesn't always go to plan. Paz: Most of you are still at school doing the HSC, How do you find time to make music, rehearse and do live shows and still study? STS: We all need a break from studying, the band is a good outlet to have, and always good to chill out, write songs, play live... Yeah!!! Paz: What is your greatest ambition for your music? STS: To play shows like festivals to large crowds where the majority of people have never seen us before and they are there because they like our music and want to experience our energetic live shows. Paz: How is the EP coming along and when is it due for release? STS: We are finishing writing songs for it, working out the cost, how many songs on it, what songs to include, all the normal stuff. Hopefully it'll be out by early-mid next year. Paz: Your Talentcake video clip for 'Dropkick Felony' is very good, How has the reaction on myspace and You tube been? STS: Reaction to the video has been great, we have got a few people looking at it, some positive comments on myspace, youtube and in-person. Paz: What are your goals for the coming year? STS: To play shows out of the Greater Sydney area, to go to the central Coast and South Coast and get around more. The HSC will be over soon so we will be able to do it. And getting the EP finished and released. Paz: What would you like to say to any young bands just starting up? STS: Don't conform to music that everyone else likes, play what you want, and what you enjoy playing and give it a go, there are opportunities out there so GO FORTH and SEEK. For upcoming gigs and booking information contact Seek the Silence at-- www.myspace.com/seekthesilence www.talentcake.com/seekthesilence Band management 0427 099 853.