Q: Descending Death is the band’s fourth single release and marks yet another stylistic turning point. How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard you?
A: We try to be as heavy as we can while still retaining melody in the songs. At least at this point in time, there is no WTD template, so to speak: we write whatever comes to us and if we like it, it goes to the next stage and Ben (Pennifold, singer) will add his lyrical magic to it and it becomes a Where the Devil track. We don’t have a set list full of modern tech metal, or groove metal, or thrash or any one genre. I think for us, there are some touch points that you can find throughout all our songs, like certain chord types or chug techniques that might help tie it together, but it’s really Ben’s vocals that are the link between our different sounds.
Really, I think the fact all our songs have been a bit different has been more a plus than a possible negative.
Q: You have worked with a long list of musical heroes – what is the secret to a successful collaboration, whether with George Clinton, Steve Lukather, Glenn Hughes or Alice Cooper – all of whom one might say are somewhat larger than life personas?
New York-based Australian producer/songwriter Sir Winston shares his favourite tips & tricks in the studio and presents his new single, ‘Hollywood Hills’
Be prepared. Time in the studio is precious. There are so many variables that come in to play so I like to be as prepared as possible. I have lots of early discussions with the team, a game plan allocating time to where the most work needs to be done. I like to spend the most time on guitars but my vocal normally needs the most time. Sometimes we get stuck on an idea and I like to write in the studio too, but time runs so fast – so someone needs to have at least one eye on the clock.
So the whole band is basically vegan! We’ve all been vegetarian for years, and have been slowly phasing towards full vegan. This wasn’t planned by the way haha we just all happened to have that outlook on our diets! Works a treat on tour cause shopping is cheap and we can all eat the same stuff.
If you remember the excitement back in 2006 when The Answer, a relatively unknown band from Northern Ireland found themselves nominated for album of the year for Rise by Classic Rock Magazine, supported Deep Purple in London, and Whitesnake and Paul Rodgers across Europe to great acclaim…..then you might get a sense of the buzz that Bad Touch are generating across the UK currently.
Brisbane-based band The Rockefeller Frequency create energetic indie-rock music fueled by anxiety, loud guitars, and an uneasy sense of pending doom. We asked The Rockefeller Frequency to share 5 things about themselves that we didn’t know.