Monday, 26 March 2012

It's My Kind of Interview - James See (Streamer Bendy)

Alex Woodward, Erinn Swan and James See of Streamer Bendy!

Yesterday we wrote about Streamer Bendy, one of the most exciting up and coming acts on the Brisbane music scene. Have a read of our New To The Scene feature and then check out our interview with guitarist, James See!

Q. You've announced that you've got some live shows coming up. Where can your Australian fans get their Streamer Bendy fix over the next couple of months?

JS: 31st of March at the Bettle Bar in Brisbane and also an acoustic show at Barsoma this coming Wednesday!! Should be good fun, we haven't been playing much live shows at the moment, so it'll be nice to get back into it. And I haven't ever been to the Beetle Bar so I'm looking forward to that cause I have always wondered what it's like on the inside.

Q. Moving on from live music, any news you can share about an album release date?

JS: Aha we keep pushing it back and waiting for the right time to release it but there's still no real confirmed date. Sometime in 2012. We are very stoked on it! We had a lot of people come together to help make it sound the way it is and yeah.. it's got some killer tunes!

Q. You've done some recording in Stockholm and even filmed the video for 'Away From Home' there. What was the experience of recording overseas like and... why Sweden?

JS: I think I can speak for all of us that Sweden was amazing. We had the opportunity to work with a lot of very talented people that helped us shape this record and make it as good as it could be! We recorded in Stockholm mainly because Erinn and Matt had been there previously on song writing trips and made some really good contacts, so it seemed like the perfect place to record there. And it's an awesome city!!

Q. You were a finalist in the pop category at last year's inaugural Queensland Music Awards for 'You're So Cool.' What was it like, making it that far (beating out acts like Ball Park Music and John Steel Singers) and are you submitting anything for the 2012 awards?

JS: We were stoked! It was a fluke for us, especially with a lot of other great Brissy bands with great tunes! We put them in not thinking much of it and we even put a song in the urban catergory for laughs which got us in the finals as well. We got to play on the night as well which was great fun.

Q. What music are you guys listening to at the moment? Any new Brisbane bands catching your eyes and ears?

JS: Between the six of us, we are all listening to things from Radiohead to LMFAO and everything delicious inbetween. But anything with a beat and melody we are all pretty keen on. Ball Park Music, John Steel Singers and DZ Deathrays and Tourism are killing it!!

Q. Congratulations! You've made it to the finals of the world karaoke championships. You've got one more song to sing before you walk away with the $100 000 prize so it's got to be a good one. What karaoke classic would you rock out with?

JS: Genesis - Invisible Touch!!!!

Thanks to James for taking the time to answer our questions. If you're around Brisbane on Wednesday or Saturday night, make sure you head on down to the Barsoma (Wednesday) and Beetle Bar (Saturday) to check out Streamer Bendy live! That's it folks... let's listen to some sweet, sweet Genesis.

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