Move To Strike
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Interview With Move To Strike By Chris 10/8/06
Move To Strike are a great up and coming Adelaide
Their song on the latest Pee Zine Compilation really won me
So Naturally Interview was on the cards.
Read on and find out why these guys are going places.
1. How did you get into music?
Both my parents are classically trained singers, and played
guitar and piano at home a lot when I was growing up, and
from age 4 I was getting piano lessons, so i didn’t really
have to get into music – i was already in it!
2. Who were your idols growing up?
As I grew older it changed, but I looked up to dudes like
Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain & Dimebag Darrell. Local punk
bands like Seraphs Coal and STR became my idols after that.
3. Who were your influences?
I think influence is often subconscious as well as direct.
So I know that I have been influenced alot by the bands
I’ve listened to and loved over the years, but I also
reckon that being surrounded by different types of music at
school, at home, at church, listening to the radio in the
car as a kid – all these things have contributed I
4. Are you happy with the responses from the latest
So far we’ve only released our demo which is called
‘Battlefield Postcards’, which we recorded ourselves at my
house. We started off recording it as an experiment just
for ourselves but by the time it was finished it sounded
awesome so we thought we’d see what people thought of it.
The response was amazing, heaps of positive feedback and
they disappeared really fast, we got rid of over 500 copies
in a few months. Plus we’ve had a couple of really good
reviews of the demo too, so yeah, the response has been
only positive for us.
5. What have responses been like to your music on the
Great, yeah we have a myspace (www.myspace.com/movetostrikemyspace)
and thru that I think our songs have reached another side
of the audience that wouldn’t have heard them
6. Has the Internet helped with your music?
Yeah we’ve had a few people contact us wanting to produce
our next record and such things purely thru the myspace, so
its definitely an awesome way for people to connect.
7. Do you think tools like MySpace are useful?
Myspace is totally changing the way that the music
community works, I think its great.
8. What is the Adelaide scene like for punk and
For a relatively small city, Adelaide has a very very
healthy punk and hardcore scene. There’s always new bands
popping up, and there are sell out crowds rocking up to
shows every weekend. The only downside is that many
international bands bypass A-town which is very
9. Has street press and zines like Pee helped with
getting your name out their?
Yeah Pee and dB and RipitIp have got behind us and the
Advertiser has as well. Its hard to know how powerful an
influence street press and zines have, but I’d say that its
10. What inspires the band when writing music?
Music itself is a major inspiration for us, we get really
amped on how other musicians are stretching boundaries and
blurring the lines between genres and this gives us a
freedom to make a new sound for ourselves, and to craft our
songs til they are at their best. Lyrically, I write about
what ever it is that the music speaks to me about. Our
songs are just honest reflections of what life dishes up
and my take on those events.
11. Have you had much response from radio?
Yeah Nova in S.A. has been playing ‘Inflight’ from
‘Battlefield Postcards’ fairly consistently for about 8
months as part of their Homebrew local artists campaign.
Its been awesome to have that kind of airplay from a
recording we made ourselves.
12. What has been your favourite gig to date?
Probably our first show, and last Saturday at Enigma Bar in
Adelaide, we supported Antiskeptic.
13. What was it like to play with Antiskeptic?
We were the little grommet punks getting down in the crowd
to those guys a few years back, and they’ve been one of our
favourite bands for a long time, so it was a real honour to
play with them.
14. Have you had much response from labels regarding
Yeah we’ve had a few people express interest, we’re about
to go into the studio to record our first EP, and I think
once we have that recording to show where we’re headed
musically, hooking up with a label for it will come into
15. Do you hope being on the new Pee Zine Compilation
will help the band?
Yeah I think that the compilation is a great showcase of
what’s out there at the current moment, and its a pleasure
to be on there with so many fine bands.
16. What are some of your favourite musicial
In the last few weeks Ive been getting into some quite
different stuff, so I’m currently pretty amped on Lily
Allen’s album, Muse’s new album, Gotye, Crowded House, Bon
Jovi, some old Motown stuff, Anberlin, Cave In, the list
goes on and it always will haha.
17. Any plans to tour around the country?
Yeah we’re currently putting together a tour for later this
year, around early October I think, we’ve only left the
state once before, but we’ll definitely be visiting
everywhere we possibly can once our new EP is out!
18 Who have you has helped you out the most?
I’m not sure I understand this question. haha
19. Who would you do a split ep with?
Hmmmm. I’d love to do a split, I’m pretty open to
suggestions, but there are many bands out at the moment who
would go well on a record with us I think. I’d love to do
something similar to the Jebediah / Jimmy Eat World split
from a few years back.
20. What next for the band?
Like I said we’re about to record our first EP, and then
after that we’re gonna be playing songs off of that to
everyone who will stop and listen! So hopefully by this
time next year we will have played in all the major cities
in Australia at least once! There’s an aim for us!
Thanks for your time any last words