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Interview: 10 Questions with The Radio Broadcast

Where do you think your passion for music came from?

Not too sure where either of our passions for music came from. Maybe a past life? Maybe something that is part of our soul?

Who are your biggest influences?

There is a lot of inspiration and musical influence to be found in the world and for us as far a piece of music goes there are two major electronic groups that have stuck out the most and helped shape our minds to develop the sounds of The Radio Broadcast and that would be Crystal Castles and INNERPARTYSYSTEM. We love the DIY approach IPS takes when it comes to stage lighting and we love their heavy and raw electronic feel. With CC they come across a sort of mysterious. We love their punk attitude in the electronic scene. We really like their lo-fi gritty electronic sounds. We study these bands and many others to try and better ourselves as a band. We try to align our selves with similar sounding artists but we do our best to remind our selves that other bands and musicians are just like you and I and to tune into them as a reference or inspiration and not as a guide. But as crazy as life can get it is always a good idea to take a step back and take a little time out and amerce yourself in nature and tune in to the frequencies of the planet, clear your mind, and realign yourself. Once your mind is clear and your body is well tuned it will be a lot easier for your creative ideas to flow into more comprehensive complete ideas.

To you, what is the most important thing about playing live?

Really when you see a live show that is basically the way the music is supposed to be felt heard and expressed. When you see a live performance the artists is showing you what it is with in them that has created the music and how the artist feels when relaying their music. An artist can play a cover but they will never perform the cover as originally intended by the original artist. Live performances are very special for the artist and the viewer. A lot of emotions and senses are exchanged and that is why it is important to display your message as an artist to its fullest ability. One of the reasons we dress as we do and we bring a stage and lighting set up, to help guide the viewers with the direction of our music.

What is the one song you had wished you had written?

That's a great question. With all of the music that is out there, I'm sure that every single song is loved by somebody but we are truly grateful for the music that we have been able to produce. If we had written any song that is out there today who's to say that song would what it is today? Kind of like when a band plays a cover but the original is where it's at.

What are the biggest lessons learned over the years?

Stay Strong, Stay True to Yourself, Keep doing what You Love, and Do what You Do for You!

Are there any bands/artists that you recommend that don’t much attention?

Yes! Local talent! There is so much amazing music right in your own back yard! People need to recognize the talent in their area and help push and promote it. Too many people think if they aren't a big name or a national touring band they are a nobody and not worth the time. WRONG! Local talent is where it starts! Yeah, you see a lot of locals come and go but it's hard to keep going without the right support. Some of our favourite Locals in Houston are Rex Hudson, Lazybit collective, Ten Pixels Tall, and Parker Louise Cant Loose.

If there is one thing you would like to achieve in your career, what would it be?

To obtain a booking agent and professional representation.
It is difficult to earn respect from industry reps without proper representation. We have applied to a few festivals and were told we definitely have what it takes and what they are looking for as far as music stage presence and presentation but we did not have the proper representation. Ah Man!

What’s the one thing you hate about touring and the music industry in general?

Love touring but the music industry... 

The music industry today is garbage! The industry is full of money hungry manipulative coat tail ridding energy vampires. The industry doesn't care about the artists or the quality of their product, they only care about one thing and that's money. The industry doesn't care about how talented someone one is or how unique and catchy one's style is they want to see self-made artists doing their thing raking in plays, views, fans, and money and then they want to jump on board with you and take from you what is yours. I would say at least 90 per cent of all mainstreamed artists are either bought and paid for and controlled/manipulated by the industry or are created and controlled/manipulated by the industry to push and promote whatever it is that they want to sell. 90 per cent of mainstream lyrics are terrible, with low values, a negative message and low energy. Music is not what it was 5 years ago not even 2 years ago. It's sad.

What are your biggest interests away from music?

We really enjoy creating. We both enjoying video and photo editing along with graphic and also painting. Another favourite of ours would be retro gaming with our cats. Ha!

What is the hardest thing you have had to overcome and how did you overcome it?

Stay true to our sound and not getting discouraged. It's easy to give up because you don't get the response or reaction you feel you deserve and it's easy to try and create music you see other people enjoying but staying true to yourself can be a challenge. With the music, we create the scene or crowd isn't always the biggest and can be difficult to find from place to place. We have seen a lot of electronic artists call it quits. Love what you do and give it all you got every time and you will get what you are searching for.



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