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Interviews: NO SUCH SEASON

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Stoner Metal/Grunge band NO SUCH SEASON, from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the 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?

Choosing a band name was kind of difficult task for us, we had lots of ideas but none sounded good enough to us. The band name was eventually derived from a conversation about climate change, when someone blurted out “there is no such season.” We all liked the sound of ‘No Such Season’ and decided to go with it.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

It’s the type of music that you and your friend use to play in the garage – and give out tapes/cds in front of your local record store. Our band sounds to us like the bands we use to listen to (and still do) that spelled out Seattle for the world audience (Nirvana, Gruntruck, Melvins) mixed with a fresh take on riffs, vocals and creating an ambient for a rock party. We really enjoy this sound, so we decided to bring it back. We play the music that you didn’t know you were missing in your life.

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

Chad and Willem knew each other before the band was formed. The two had played together in a band called, ‘Dead Stare’ during their late teenage years. Once the band split, Willem went on to play with ‘ESITU’ until 2016, when ESITU disbanded. Willem wanted to continue to play music and sought out Chad. The two started jamming and through a vocalist they had been auditioning at the time, they added Daunish to play bass. It was a good fit and chemistry from the start. Without a vocalist, they decided to play an instrumental show, and it was there they met Aaron. Aaron wanted to sing for the band, auditioned, and the rest is history.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Aaron: Motorhead

Willem: Clutch

Daunish: Rage Against The Machine

Chad: Rush

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Most of our lyrics are inspired by the human condition. And everyone is free to have their own interpretation. We hope that the messages are relatable, the tunes are catchy, and you like to sing along while rocking out hard.

6. Where was your last gig?

Before the coronavirus took its grip on the world, our last gig was at Tony V’s Garage in Everett, WA. It truly is one of the best venues to play in the Everett area. It has a great stage with plenty of room, and easy load in and load out. It even has a car above the stage making for great visuals and photos of the bands while playing. The place can accommodate a lot of people, has awesome food and drinks, and has excellent staff. The best part about Tony Vs is the sound, which gets better every time we play there. They have a phenomenal sound crew.

7. Where would you like to act?

We would really love to have the chance to play an outdoor festival in Europe and the UK. In the US, we would love to play the Gorge Amphitheater and Red Rock Amphitheater.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

There are several bands we would like to feature with including Clutch, Tool, Melvins, and Helmet. We would like to feature with any of the bands we use to listen to that spelled out Seattle for the world audience.

9. Whom not?

There isn’t anyone we wouldn’t want to feature with. We prefer to play with acts that are close or like our genre, but overall, we will play with anyone that wants to do a show with us. 

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

None of us have suffered from stage fright. We do get a little nervous sometimes before a show, but that’s more due to excitement about playing and wanting to rock. Our advice for beginners is to learn to approach it with confidence. Know the parts you play, well. Practice a lot. When you can be confident that you can play well as an individual and together as a band then there is nothing to worry about. Just remember to breathe and when that first note hits, Slay It!!!

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

There are too many to list, but they include: Kyuss, Tool, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Helmet, Motorhead, Rush, etc.

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

Other than autographs after a show (which is still new to us) or a fan wanting to buy ‘Bob’ our alien prop for our shows, we haven’t had any fans ask for anything weird. We have had some fans do weird things. Early in the infancy of our band, we were asked to play a benefit show to raise money for a good cause. The organizer of the event decided at the last minute to use cover bands to fill the bill and canceled the original acts. One of our fans got upset and took to social media to vent their frustrations, and even went so far to call the event fraudulent and proceeded to call the police to shut the event down. The event planners thought the fan was a member of our band and we had to prove that we had no affiliation with them other than they were a fan. The fallout from that is something we are still battling today.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We love our fans!! Our fans ROCK!!! They have shown us tremendous support as we have gone down this journey. Without their support, we would not have gotten where we are. They are all soldiers in the No Such Season army!

14. What do you think of our site?

It is an amazing site featuring and helping promote underground bands globally. It has a lot of great interviews, killer compilations of bands, and seems to be genuinely interested in the journalism aspect of promoting bands.

15. Something add?

Thank you for interviewing us. We have plenty more music in progress and would like to thank everyone for checking us out. Thanks to our families, friends, and fans. We hope that anyone who hasn’t heard us, to be sure to check out our new album U.A.F.

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