Interview with Thanartist - Feature Artist
Mackay metalcore 5 piece Thanartist are the lucky winners of the Unearthed River Sessions competition for 2014. You can catch their heavy, frenetic sounds at River Sessions this Saturday June 28 at 4:50pm on Stage 3…
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our music is fast, full of catchy riffs and energy building choruses followed by a few heavy breakdowns.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Australian hardcore is our main inspiration for making music such as Parkway Drive which is what got us into this genre of music. Aswell as some American bands such as A Day to Remember, Trivium and Killswitch Engaged.
You’re the winners of our River Sessions competition. What can punters at River Sessions expect from a Thanartist live show?
They should expect a hard heavy sound that will be full of energy, that the crowd can involve themselves in.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
The best advise we’ve been given as a band is from our manager Tim who said, “No matter if theres 1 person or 2000 people your playing in front of, just play the best you can and never stop trying to succeed at what you want to achieve”.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Dead Kelly - Dead Kelly Anthem
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
In Hearts Wake - Wildflower
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Hilltop Hoods - Chase that feeling
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
It was in Mackay at the CBD hotel. 200 people turned up and a lot of people from the local music community were there to support the local music scene.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Queensland music community that inspire you.
The two bands the are currently on tour with us being Red and Tooth from Gladstone central Queensland and Fifth Day of Ice from Townsville North Queensland. Aswell as our Mackay mates in Sanctum & Solace and Let’s Change History who are always there to support and help us with anything we need.
What are your plans for Thanartist in 2014?
The biggest thing for us this year would be playing River Sessions for our first time and our 16 show Australian east coast tour which started last friday. Hopefully this will build up our reputation as a band and lead us to greater things in the future
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