Retrograde - Interviews

Browsing Archive: April, 2016

Lily Oakes

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Friday, April 29, 2016,


 
Lily Oaks debuted her ‘Sometimes’ single 3 months ago on Soundcloud and will slowly but surely build up a repertoire of followers. From last I checked Lily had 184 followers and 357 people hitting the play button on her page; but with the release of her debut album ‘Mama’ being released on April 29th, I have no doubt her social media numbers will raise tremendously.

I hit up Lily for an interview via another form of contact, as I absolutely loved her live performance. I was their revi...


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My Rock Out

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, April 24, 2016, In : Metal 

We caught up with Pat Buhler who along with his business partner Nicky von Koller has started up myrockout.com a new website which aims to connect musicians and industry professionals across the globe.


M: Why did you decide to start the website?

P: Well I had the idea itself for quite some time simply because as a promoter myself organising gigs, I always thought it was too tricky to find new bands in the sense that you have to go on different websites, you have to go through all sorts of...


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Artillery

Posted by mica hamilton on Friday, April 22, 2016, In : Metal 

We caught up with Michael Bastholm Dahl and Michael Stützer from Artillery recently…


 M: Over your illustrious career, what changes have you experienced in the music industry?

MS: The way you Can use the internet Today have made the promotion of the band very easy, the recordings in the studio with All the new digital equipment has changed the way you record today  and the low sales of CD’s and vinyl compared with the eighties has forced a lot of bands to tour more.

M: What bands ar...


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Hammerfight

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 

Hammerfight's new album 'Profound and Profane' is out now.


M: At what point did you decide to become a working musician?

D: I guess I’ve wanted to do it since I was very young,  I started my first band when I was thirteen and ever since then it was all I wanted to do so I’ve just been trying ever since.

M: What would you say the Hammerfight journey has been like so far?

D: It’s been fun and it’s been tough, but it’s all been good. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs and problems wi...


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Otep

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 

Otep has been ?yola-link-is-coming=true a firm fixture in the metal world for quite some time building somewhat of a cult following around the world. We caught up with Otep Shamaya herself to talk about the new album 'Generation Doom' which is out now.


M: What barriers have you found in the music industry over your career? 
O: The same barriers most women find in any occupation. I think my lyrics, my strength, my advocacy all get amplified because I’m a woman & it’s almost as if I’m so...


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Moonspell

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 

We caught up Fernando from Moonspell just before this years tour…


 

Mica: Moonpsell have been established for quite some time how do you think the metal scene in Europe has changed over time?

F: It’s changed a lot and we've been on the scene for long enough to actually witness and be a part of some changes, many changes.  There’s stuff that we like and then there’s stuff that got lost in the process but everything transformed itself from the nineties when we were playing you know it ...


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Walls of Jericho - Dustin

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Metal 
We caught up with Dustin From Walls of Jericho who have just released their new album 'No One Can Save You From Yourself'

M: How would you compare the music industry now to when you first entered it?

W: I would say that the music industry now is definitely a lot smaller than what it used to be.  It’s a lot more guarded as far as who is involved and as far as who gets chances and who doesn’t get chances. I think there’s a lot more sincerity when it comes to the music aspect of things when ...


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Charlie Leavy

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, In : Acoustic 




M: How do you juggle being a student and a working musician?

C: It’s very difficult actually to do it because obviously I’ve got other commitments academically and I’ve got exams coming up so it means I have to put music on hold and I haven’t been writing as much as I used to so it’s been difficult to juggle it but whenever I get the free the time that’s when I write or that’s when I do gigs.

M: At what point did you decide to take music full time?

C: Probably when I starte...


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