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Interviews: Downcast

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Pop Punk band Downcast from UK. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that? 

The word ‘downcast’, meaning low in spirits, I felt was a good representation of the topics that we were covering in the songs that we were writing at the time of starting the band. Five of those songs can be heard on our debut self-titled EP which is due to be released January 11th 2019. 

2.Why did you want to play this genre? 

It was never something we really spoke about. It just came naturally to us as we’ve played in pop-punk bands in the past and it’s what we enjoy writing. 

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

Yeah, we were already friends and have been writing songs together for a number of years now. 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

For me, it’s what’s happening in my life. I like to be as honest in my writing as I possibly can, and for me to be able to do that, I have to be honest with myself and put my, sometimes suppressed, thoughts, feelings and emotions onto paper. This often simultaneously leaves me feeling like a weight has been lifted, and vulnerable because of how much of myself and my life I’ve put before the listeners. 

6. Where was your last gig? 

We haven’t played a show yet.

7. Where would you like to play? 

I’d love to play America and Japan one day.

8. Who would you like to support? 

It would be awesome to support one of the bands that is leading this new wave of pop-punk like The Wonder Years or The Story So Far.

9. Who not? 

There’s nobody that we would like to mention in particular. However, we wouldn’t want to support anyone who abuses their platform in any way.   

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that? 

I always get nervous before I go on stage. I think that’s pretty normal though. If you’re a vocalist, vocal warm-ups are great as they not only prepare your voice for your performance, but they give you something to focus on so you’re not overthinking and letting nerves wear you down before you have to perform. If you’re thirsty before a show, drink water! It can be tempting to have a few alcoholic drinks to calm your nerves, but it’s only going to jeopardise your focus and performance. It’s best to hit the stage with a clear mind. 

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

A combination of the bands I grew up listening to (e.g., Good Charlotte and New Found Glory) and the artists I’ve got into more recently (e.g., Real Friends and nothing,nowhere.).

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

Being a relatively new band that is yet to play any shows, we are yet to have fans ask us for anything. 

13. What do you think of your fans? 

We’re incredibly grateful of anyone who takes the time to listen to our music. 

14. What do you think of our site? 

It’s awesome! Keep up the good work.  

15. Something to add?

Stream our debut single ‘anthurium’ on Spotify and Apple Music and let us know what you think!

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