MWEB: What big international band would you most like to support?
Daniel: Foo FightersJeremy: Red Hot Chilli PeppersRob: P.O.D
MWEB: And which big international band would you most like to have support YOU one day?
Jeremy: Green DayRob: PlaceboDaniel: Interpol
MWEB: Do you know of a band also called Aces High, except with an apostrophe, in Lincoln. They're also about to finish recording an EP and describe themselves as "Indie Rock".
Daniel: Nope, never heard of them! Ha ha
MWEB: Isn't having the same name as another band a problem, if you wish to make it overseas? I hear an SA band called Ghost had to change their name when they were signed outside of SA.
Daniel: Look, there were probably a whole bunch of bands called the "Rolling Stones", but which one do you remember?Rob: We know there're bands in Sweden and New Zealand with the same name as well. We've heard their stuff - we're not worried. If we have to change it, then so be it. As long as you're well known, then it's not a problem.
MWEB: How did competing in the Emerging Sounds band competition affect your skills, your profile, or other aspects of your band?
Jeremy: Getting to play at the biggest local live music club in CT, after only gigging for 3 months, was just plain awesome. Our live performance certainly jumped several notches instantly.Daniel: And we were stoked to get genuinely positive critical response.
MWEB: Is music a career for you, and is there a time limit on how long you're going to keep trying to make it big?
Rob: For me, being a sound engineer, music is definitely my career. In terms of the band, it's too soon to tell. Ask us again in a few years.Jeremy: Well, we're not about to quit our day jobs anytime soon!
MWEB: If there's one SA rock band - apart from yourselves - that you'd like to see make it massive (in other words sell millions of album), who do you pick?
Daniel: I reckon our partners in CT rock crime, Subnature and Taxi Violence, deserve to make it huge.Rob: Ya, they both rock! Either them or the Sleepers.Jeremy: In terms of a band that's working really hard to do something they love, it would be Bed on Bricks.
MWEB: What's each band member's worst habit?
Rob: Dan forgetting lyrics on stage. Daniel: Ya, but I usually come up with better ones!Jeremy: Rob losing drumsticks during practices. We're not insured for being skewered by flying drumsticks. Rob: Jeremy humping his bass. Check out our video!
MWEB: What's each band member's best quality?
Daniel: Jeremy says it like it is. Like while we were still auditioning vocalists, he was responsible for matter-of-factly dismissing many hopefuls. He's kinda like the mafia - it's just business!Rob: And he knows everyone. Whatever you need, he can get.Jeremy: Dan's scissor jumping. He's been practicing for world champs.Daniel: Rob always has beer in the fridge for practices. And for recreational use.
MWEB: Where do you see yourselves five minutes from now?
Jeremy: KFC drive throughDaniel: Probably where I am right now, watching TV.Rob: I'll tell you when I figure out where I am now. Where's my beer?
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