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Sarah Hethcoat

Sarah Hethcoat
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Interview With Sarah Hethcoat By Chris 29/1/09

I recieved Sarah Hethcoat EP Nobody Likes A Bully in the mail and totally dug her catchy rock pop tunes

It was a refreshing EP full of well written tunes and naturally I thought she needed some publicity.

She answered my questions so here they are for you to read then go check out her EP. It totally rocks

Sarah Website

1. Are you happy how the EP turned out?

YES, THRILLED! I THINK IT REALLY CAPTURES SO MUCH OF WHO I AM. FROM FUN TONGUE AND CHEEK TO LOSS AND YEARNING TO HOPE, I THINK IT REALLY EXPRESSES A LOT OF THE JOURNEY I’VE BEEN ON….OF COURSE, IT’S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBURG OF WHERE I’VE BEEN AND WHERE I’M GOING!

2. What was the inspiration for the EP?

THE ISPIRATION WAS REALLY JUST A COMPILATION OF MY LIFE UP TO THIS POINT.

3. What inspires you when writing music?

THE HUMAN CONDITION. PEOPLE, FEELINGS, OR EVEN JUST A FLEETING MOMENT IN TIME.

4. Is hard being an independent artist in LA and trying to make a go of it?

YES!!!! WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT!!!

5. Has synchronization helped get your name out there?

TO AN EXTENT IT HAS. I DID SEE AN INCREASE IN TRAFFIC TO MY SITES WHEN MY SONGS WERE PLAYED ON “THE HILLS’, BUT I’VE FOUND THAT NOTHING ON ITS OWN IS ENOUGH. ARTISTS TODAY HAVE TO FOCUS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT AVENUES TO BREAK OUT, THE EFFECTS ARE CUMULATIVE, I DON’T THINK THERE WILL EVER BE JUST ONE THING I DO THAT WILL TIP THE SCALES TO SUCCESS.

6. How did the recording of the EP go?

IT WAS FANTASTIC. DAVE COBB IS JUST SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY PRODUCER, AND MUSICIAN, WE JUST WENT TO WORK IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS ACTUALLY THE FASEST I HAVE EVER WORKED BEFORE, IT WAS THRILLING AND I AM WISER FOR THE EXPERIENCE!

7. Is their any place you would like to play that you haven’t yet?

I WAS ABLE TO PLAY A FEW SHOWS IN NEW YORK CITY LAST SPRING THAT WERE A LOT OF FUN. I REALLY WANT TO GET BACK THERE AND PLAY SOME OF THE LARGER VENUES NOW AND HIT SOME OF THE OTHER EAST COAST CITIES LIKE BOSTON AND DC.

8. Any plans to go overseas with the music?

ABSOLUTELY. WE HAVE HAD SOME RADIO PLAYS IN THE UK ALREADY, LOTS OF PODCASTS AS WELL, SO WE ARE ACTIVIELY EXPANDING MY ONLINE TERRITORIES TO EUROPE, SO YES, THAT IS CERTAINLY A GOAL!

9. What do you hope the EP will do for your music career?

I ACTUALLY HOPE IT GETS PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND SEE A SHOW! I HOPE IT GETS THE ATTENTION OF THE RIGHT INDUSTRY PEOPLE, AND I TRULY HOPE IT’S THE CATALYST THAT ENABLES ME TO SPEND MY LILFE DOING WHAT I LOVE, WRITING AND PERFORMING.

10. What has been the response like to your music?

I THINK IT’S BEEN VERY POSITIVE OVERALL. I THINK PEOPLE TEND TO RELATE TO MY STORIES BECAUSE THEY ARE SO HONEST. I’VE HAD COMPARISONS TO ALANIS MORISETTE, KATY PERRY, SHERYL CROW, PEOPLE I REALLY ADMIRE AND TRY TO EMULATE, SO I THINK IT’S BEEN GREAT!

11. Who have your enjoyed playing with the most?

THE BAND IM PLAYING WITH NOW BECAUSE THEY JUST REALLY LOVE TO PLAY! THEY ARE REALLY PASSIONATE AND THEY MAKE ME FEEL SAFE SO THAT I CAN SIMPLY BE ME WHEN I PERFORM.

12. Do you think the closing down of many record stores is a bad thing for music?

NOT NECESSARILY. THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES FOR ARTISTS TO GET THEIR MUSIC HEARD, AND BOUGHT; THEY’RE JUST NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THEY ONCE WERE.

13. Has the Internet and tools such as MySpace & Itunes been a big help towards your music?

OF COURSE. IT MAKES IT SO EASY FOR ANYONE, ANYWHERE, TO FIND ME AND LISTEN TO MY MUSIC. FOLLOW MY CAREER, CATCH A SHOW, WATCH FOOTAGE, READ STORIES I WRITE. IT IS AN UNPRECENDENTED OPPORTUNITY FOR THE FANS TO GET TO KNOW ME AND FOR INDUSTRY INSIDERS TO TRACK INTEREST.

14. What next in the pipeline for Sarah Hethcoat?

FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE I’M JUST PLAYING AS MANY SHOWS AS I CAN. AS WONDERFUL AS THE INTERNET IS, I PREFER THE INTIMACY OF A LIVE SHOW, THE CONNECTION YOU CAN MAKE WITH SOMEONE IN THE CROWD. I’M A PERFORMER, AND THAT’S WHAT I INTEND TO DO.

15. What is the ultimate long term goal for you and your music?

I WANT TO GET OUT THERE AS AN ARTIST AND INSPIRE PEOPLE. I WANT TO CONTINUE TO WRITE, WHETHER FOR MYSELF OR FOR OTHERS, AND I WANT TO HAVE THE MOST AMAZING LIVE SHOWS!

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