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Prime Circle Interview

2008-07-11 17:04
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On negativity…
I remember once we were opening up for Live, and it was the first big show we’d ever played. The band was pretty much no one back then. After the show, we got a really bad review from a local music magazine. It broke me a bit. But then Danny came in, the drummer from Wonderboom, and told me: “Welcome, you’ve made it.” The minute someone starts hating you, that’s actually quite cool. I’m actually glad that they care enough, and I hope I can keep them up at night.

On-stage weirdness?
I got hit in the face with a really big bra. I don’t know how it was humanly possible to wear it.

On what the band wants to achieve in South Africa...
I’d love to lift the standard in South Africa. I think the rock standard is getting higher and higher, which is so cool for me. The bands now are definitely worthy of their titles where I think that before, some of the guys were getting away with murder.

On making it overseas…
We’ve done some stuff in Dubai and the UK which has been played to great success, but no releases just yet. We’re sending our stuff wherever we can just to see if we can get a bite... We’ll play anywhere, anyhow – I know that sounds a bit desperate, but we’re just to keen to play anywhere we can open up some territories because as musicians, that’s just the challenge of life, y’know?

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