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Interview With James Tuttle from Telescreen By Chris 13/10/07
Telescreen is a fantastic new band from America who I thought were worthy of publicity. Their music rocks.
1. How did the band form?
Codeseven broke up in the summer of 2005 and we all needed a break from each other. We all just happened to be at the same show one night last year and started talking about music and decided that we felt like it was all left unfinished. We wanted to make a name change and add a new singer to the mix and treat this more like a brand new project than codeseven with a new singer, so we decided on Jared Draughon from Classic Case who is an old friend of ours to front this project.
2. Are you happy how things have turned out so far?
Without a doubt yes. I feel like this is more complete and so many ideas that we have wanted to get out from the past are actually happening this go around. Its a very visual style band and really needs to be seen in a live setting to get the full scope of what were trying to do.
3. Who were your influences?
Hmmmm. I cant speak for everybody but for me its alot of soundtrack music and National Public Radio along with bands like God Speed You Black Emperor, Failure and U2. I would also say what NIN and Pink Floyd do with there live shows is a huge inspiration.
4. Are you happy so far with the responses from the new song?
Yeah, you know some people want to hear Codeseven which this isn’t. Its a new band that just happens to have most of the line up from c7. Overall yes its been positive and I couldn’t be happier.
5. Has it been hard getting gigs for the band?
No not really. As of now we have played 3 shows and have a tour coming up in a few weeks which we are all really excited about with He Is Legend. We have a few more shows after that booked which will finish out the year for us and then start planning on next year and how much we want to tour.
6. How have responses been at the shows you have been playing so far?
Its been so good its kinda scary. When you see the show you really don’t expect to see what we are doing when you go to a venue to see live music. Its more like going to see a movie. Its hard to explain so hear is a link for one of our songs from our first show which can explain it better then i can. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRjIWRGarrg
7. Any releases in the pipeline?
Yes. Real soon I think. Its going to be a very unconventional way to release an album and hope to have all the details about it on our myspace page by the latest Halloween night.
8. What has inspired the bands sound?
Passion for just creating what we want to hear is the number one rule in our band and for me, our last band is the inspiration for our sound and current mindset. We always try not to have a sound to push for but instead just do it and see what happens when you hit the record button.
9. What is on your stereo at the moment?
Radiohead – In Rainbows
10. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?
Right now in North Carolina I’m really pumped on a band called Giant that everyone should check out and M83 from France.
11. What is next for the band?
Get our music out for people to check out as soon as possible and then will start touring in support of it.
Thanks for your time any last words
Well…… thanks for interviewing us and I hope we can make it over to your side of the world as soon as possible. James