Who are you and what are you doing here?
We are four humble guys from the western suburbs of Melbourne drawn together to change lives and melt faces by the power of music.
How did the band start?
The band was started by Josh and Chris, our two guitarists and high school buddies, jamming Guns n’ Roses tunes in the shed. Over time we added Dave ‘The Thunder God’ on the drums and Tom ‘The Wizard’ on the bass, to deliver the sound we know today.
How would you describe your band?
We would describe it as an eclectic mix of early 90s rock with a modern twist. Members of the band have varying influences like Metallica, Guns n’ Roses, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains along with more modern sounds like Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold and Papa Roach. Think 90s meets now.
If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your band which one would it be?
Picking your favourite song is like picking your favourite child, no one likes saying which one but we do it anyway. Our favourite song is our lead single from our debut EP last year, Tiny Little Minds. It is a song about letting go of the past and looking towards the future with promise. It sounds pretty good as well.
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up and instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?
Yes, it definitely is harder to make your mark and break away from the pack in this day and age, however you can still do it. We do it by having a mix of technical skill from the expertise of our players along with a commercial sound that people can relate to. We also mix up our sound a bit, it’s not unusual for us to go from heavy thrash to a soft ballad in the one set so we feel that’s our drawcard.
Where are people able to hear your songs?
Our songs are available on Triple J Unearthed, our YouTube and Facebook pages and Bandcamp, links all provided on the bottom. A website is on the way too. We also have CD’s available at our shows if people prefer the old stuff.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MojoPinTheBand?fref=ts
Triple J Unearthed: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/mojo-pin
Are you playing any shows anytime soon?
Yes we have many shows coming up in the next few months across metropolitan and suburban Melbourne. We are also doing a few shows in regional Victoria and planning some interstate and international ones. Best way to follow what’s going is to like and follow our Facebook page and our website when it arrives.
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a band?
We have two moments that we are proud of. The first was finishing 3rd overall out of more than 70 bands at last years’ Gunn Music Battle of the Bands. The second was writing, recording and releasing our CD last year. Hopefully more moments and achievements to come.
Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
Arcane Saints, Arakeye and LUNG. Three local Melbourne hard hitting bands that will go far.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Nope, but hopefully we will see you at a show this year and you will like what you see.