The Scissor File
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Interview With Dan from The Scissor File By Chris 15/5/07
The Scissor File are great post hardcore/punk rock band from Melbourne.
So read the interview and find out more.
1. How did you get into music?
WELL I WAS THE KID AT SCHOOL WHO LISTENED TO HIP HOP WHEN IT WASN’T COOL BUT ALL MY MATES WERE IN BANDS AND THEY WANTED A SINGER, AT THAT POINT I THOUGHT I COULD RAP AND I THOUGHT SINGING WOULD NT BE THAT HARD HA HA. WE DID R.A.T.M AND METALLICA COVERS. AFTER THAT I WAS DOING PLAYS AND WE HAD A MUSICAL AND SOMEONE SAID YOU SHOULD GET SOME LESSONS CAUSE I WAS PLAYING DANNY ZUKO IN GREASE AND FROM THERE I REALLY STARTED TO GET INTO TUNES
2. Who were your idols growing up?
I GOT INTO MUSIC LATER SO I HAVE MORE IDOLS NOW THAN WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, UM RYAN ADAMS, SCOTT RUSSO, NAS, BRANDON BOYD, KEITH URBAN, AND JORDAN FROM NFG
3. Who were your influences?
WELL GROWING UP I LISTENED TO A TON OF HIP HOP, NAS, SNOOP DOGG, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, MOBB DEEP, SK8TER PUNK LIKE PENNYWISE AND NOFX, I WAS INTO NU METAL STUFF LIKE LIMP BIZKIT AND PAPA ROACH AND EARLY ON I LOVED GUNNAS AND POISON
4. Are you happy with the responses from ep?
YEAH IVE BEEN STOKED, EVERYONE HAS BEEN REALLY POSITIVE AND THAT’S GREAT ESPECIALLY WITH SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN ALOT OF HARD WORK, AND WITH ALL THE UP AND DOWNS WITH PUTTING THIS E.P OUT, HEARING SOMEONE SAY THEY LOVE THE SONGS IS A SHIT HOT FEELING.
5. How did the band form?
WELL I AM THE ONLY ORIGINAL MEMBER LEFT, SO FOR THIS INCARNATION OF THE BAND BEN HAD JUST LEFT L.O.M.O AND HE WAS REAL HOT, AND THEN I BASICALLY BRIBED BRENTON WITH SEXUAL FAVOURS =) AND TIM IS TOUGH HE CUTS DOWN TREES SO HE SAID “IM GONNA PLAY DRUMS IN YOUR BAND ” AND I AGREED
6. How did you get signed to Pee Records?
AFTER PETE INITIALLY THREW OUR E.P IN THE BIN HE STOP DRINKING AND CAME TO HIS SENSES AND REALIZED WERE SUPERSTARS IN THE MAKING AND HE COULD GET RICH
7. What has been the highlight so far?
PUTTING THIS E.P OUT AND SEEING BRENTON NAKED WOW!!
8. Do you think the Internet has helped bands get noticed by labels and industry people?
YES AND NO ITS KINDA A FICKEL PLACE THE INTERNET AND CAN DEFINITELY BE VERY DECIEVING, I THINK THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING A ZILLION FRIENDS AND HAVING REAL FANS THAT WILL SUPPORT YOUR BAND. BUT IN SAYING THAT MYSPACE GIVES A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BANDS AND FANS TO CONNECT AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD BY PEOPLE THAT NORMALLY WOULDN’T HAVE THE CHANCE TO.
9. What is on your stereo at the moment?
UM THE NEW JESSIE MALIN RECORD, “HIP HIP IS DEAD” BY NAS, UNWRITTEN LAW BEST OF, THE NEW SAGE FRANCE RECORD, HORSELL COMMONS NEW ONE AND THE FIRST MOTOR ACE RECORD
10. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?
RYAN ADAMS, UNWRITTEN LAW, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, NAS, KAYNE WEST, INXS, KEITH URBAN, NEW FOUND GLORY, FLEETWOOD MAC, WILL HAVEN, INCUBUS AND A TON OF OTHERS
11. What has been your favorite gig so far?
LAST XMAS AT THE EVELYN WITH TRIAL KENNEDY AND ALL THE SHOWS RECENTLY, THE ENERGY AND VIBE HAS BEEN AWESOME AND IT’S BEEN SUPER EXCITED TO BE OUT THERE AGAIN
12. Who would you like to do a split ep with?
WOW THATS A TOUGH ONE UM CAPESIDE, TRIAL AND HORSELL WOULD BE FUN, EDWARD, RESPONDER
13. What is next for the band?
SHOWS SHOWS AND MORE SHOWS THE E.P IS NOW OUT THROUGH PEE RECORDS SO WERE SUPER PUMPED FOR THAT AND A EAST COAST TOUR IN SEPT, WE HAVE OUR LAUNCH IN MELB IN JUNE AND ADELAIDE THIS WEEK SO WE CANT WAIT!!
14. What do you think of the Melbourne scene in regards to the type of music you guys play?
WE HAVE SO MANY BANDS THAT YOU REALLY HAVE TO MAKE A IMPRESSION TO BE REMEMBERED AND MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PLAYING ALL THE TIME. GETTING SUPPORTS CAN BE REALLY TOUGH!
15. Has the scene been good to your band?
THE PEOPLE THAT I CARE ABOUT YES