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Q&A w/ Triggerlip

Come chow down on our open buffet and stay for the dessert provided by Triggerlip in video form.

Have you been involved in any previous projects before this one? 

Matty played in such bands as Nautical Mile and This Existence, Jordan and Josh played together in Only In Hindsight, Paul recently left Blind Opinion and Ryan is a fresh 18 year old newcomer to the music scene

All artists go through periods where they seem to lack creativity, when you’re experiencing one of these phases, what do you do to get yourself out of it?

We usually just have someone write pretty much a basic song structure to bring to practice so that we can jam it out as a group then from there build in it by adding different time signature, vocals, melodies and lead riffs

What is your local scene like?

Perth is predominantly a hardcore/metal scene but as of late a lot of pop punk, emo and indie bands seem to be making a name for themselves which is great. It’s nice to see the scene becoming more diverse and open to new genres

What is your favourite track to perform live?

Assimilate or Ashes are our favourites. They’re more of the pop punk spectrum and have a lot of energy and big vocals.

What streaming sites do you think offer the most value to a band?

Spotify and bandcamp are the best from our experience. iTunes/Apple Music is good as well.

What is the first song you ever wrote and did it make it onto a release?

Play Pretend was written at the beginning of the bands formation and then grew into what it was when we released it as a single earlier this year

What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as a band/artist so far?

I think as a band our biggest challenge is making the music sound that little bit better than other bands in our genre. You constantly strive to be the best band possible so wanting to be that standout band is a huge challenge with songwriting.

What festival is #1 on your list that you’d love to play one day?

If you’d asked us a few months ago we all would have said Warped Tour. Unfortunately that is about to finish up so I guess festivals like Unify and Download are the current ones we’d love to be a part of

Lots of songs start out with a working title and are eventually renamed, what were some of the original names of your songs before they were complete?

Our song Ashes was originally called ‘Your Dear Life’

How would you describe ‘success‘ for your band?

Success for us as a band would be getting to the point where we can gig frequently, maybe get to tour and have people singing our words back to us. We’ve always hoped our music will inspire people and help with whatever is going on in their lives.

Tell us 3 bands/artists we should be keeping an ear out for?

Sleepeaser, Collider and Drowsy Hours