Sound OFF: Interview with Lifecurse

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​Band: LIFECURSE
New Single: “Buzzard Bait”

1) The greatest challenge to date your band has met and conquered was?

Our biggest challenge has been making it 8 years. When you start a band you have all these hopes and dreams and slowly, little by little, unless you are really good or really lucky, you watch them die slow deaths. You watch motivation dwindle. You watch your friends choose going out instead of coming to your concerts. You start to question yourself. It really is difficult to stick with. We have been very fortunate and very lucky to have a strong bond but also a strong support system with family, friends, and fans pushing us to continue this. Knowing that we might let them down is what pushes us to be great every time we set foot in the studio or on stage.

2) Prior to an evenings performance do the band members have a ritual or exercise or something unique they do before hitting the stage?

Not really. No good luck charms or anything like that. We don’t need it and definitely don’t want to rely on it. We know what we came to do. A couple of deep breaths, some stretches and exercises to get the blood pumping and we are ready to go put on one hell of a show!

3) The biggest thrill when playing on stage is?

The rush! Looking out in the crowd and seeing people’s faces like they don’t know what to do. “Do I mosh? Do I sing along? Can I do both? I kind of just want to stand here and watch because this is insane how good it is” Then when the song ends and all you hear is cheers and screams, you know you did something right but no time to dwell on that song because there are plenty more still left to play.

4) Does the band have an opening song by another band they like to have played just prior to going on stage? If so, what song is it?

We did for a little while. I have always been a fan of the band Refused. And their song “Tannheusuer/Derive” is the most epic opening song. We are gonna have to bring that one back. It is just violin and drums and the build up will just give you goosebumps.

5) What is the bands favorite fast food eatery when on the road?

Cook-Out if it is available. We have been trying hard to stay away from McDonald’s and eat better food because a poor diet on the road isn’t going to help you play better shows.

6) When you want to buy music how do each of you buy it? Download, CD, Vinyl or ?

We buy CD’s if the bands we play with have them. For all other personal preferences its mostly digital however I have a small vinyl collection I have been starting to gather.

7) When performing in a several band line-up do you have a particular place in the line-up of 1,2,3, last that you as a band like to perform?

Not at all. It really depends on the show though. If we are playing a new city for the first time and the band that draws 200 people every time they play there plays before us, well, those people don’t really want to stick around because they saw the band they came to see and why take a chance on a new band and stick around? I only say this because it happens more often than not. So we don’t have a preference. You will get the same concert from us whether there is 1 person or 1,000 people. Whether we are first or last. It will always be 110% from the first note til the last.

8) If you each could say a few positive words about each other in the band- what words would you choose to describe one another?

Will:

Roddy is the glue that holds this band together. He brought us all together and made us realize that if we work together we can make great things happen.

Matt is the driving force behind the band. So much happens because of the amazing songs he writes and brings to the table and he is really nice about letting us dissect it and rearrange it to make it fit for us better.

Jared is the best guy in the band. He is the nicest, the most positive and the easiest to talk to. No matter what he will find a way to make you laugh and have a good time.

Matt:

Jared and I go way back. We grew up together and he has always been my inspiration to keep being a musician. I’ve had it lucky to have such a talented drummer play with me for 20 plus years .

Roddy is one of the most talented individuals I have ever met. He is an incredible bassist as well as an accomplished singer, and an all round great guy. Our band was truly complete and ready for success as soon as he walked through the door.

Will is the most driven and passionate person I know, and that shows in his vocal talent. His lyrics make this band what it is, and he single handedly keeps this band together at times.

Roddy:

Matt has this uncanny ability to write epic songs. I say that because the writing process is always so interesting with him. But it always comes together to make an amazing song and album. Words to describe Matt: Thoughtful, progressive, hardworking, driven.

Jared, as a bassist I’m always very critical of my rhythm section partner. Jared as big as he is works the drum set with so much finesse. Feet are always flying. And he performs so solid live. Words to describe Jared: Hardworking, determined, hilarious, and a big teddy bear (lol!!!)

Will has the ability to gather all the songs and make them more cohesive. From the idea of the concept of the sound to the way we perform these songs live…Will always has his hand in that. He’s a very creative front man and he likes to push the envelope. Words to describe Will: Outspoken, extremley hardworking, kind, noble, resilient

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