Interviews: Aurateque

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Nu-Punk band Aurateque from Australia. 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?

The name was actually inspired by a Marmozets song titled ‘Vibetech’ - a huge mathcore belter dripping with a quirky and unhinged attitude which we felt greatly reflected the energy that we were going for. We knew we wanted a one-word name that was short, striking, and synonyms with our vision, and after hours of tirelessly sifting through the dictionary, we looked toward our musical inspirations for ideas. It just felt right and we’re so happy with the final name.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Genre is always a fascinating topic for us. We’ve undoubtedly drawn a lot of influence from the rising wave of Nu Metalcore, especially within our local scene. Similarly, Pop Punk has been an influential constant in our scene as well. We also have an immense adoration of genres such as math rock, grunge, shoegaze, and jungle-era techno - all of which are sprinkled into our sound at specific moments. We dubbed our style ‘Nu-Punk’ to try and reflect this dichotomy, and we feel it’s appropriate.

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

Predating Aurateque, Lauren and Matt used to be in a nu-metal band called Scarburrow and Luke was once a fill-in guitarist for a few of their shows. At a time during the development of their new project, they ran into Luke at a local show where they asked if he’d be interested in getting involved. Brendan had mutual friends with both Lauren and Matt prior but hadn’t become properly introduced until the band began taking shape. Similarly, we’d all seen Tristan performing with his other band Ruffians (at the time known as ‘The Pits’) at a point before reaching out to invite him to the band.

4. Each band member's favourite band?

Lauren: MUCC

Matt: Deftones

Luke: Breaking Benjamin

Tristan: Radiohead 

Brendan: Vildhjarta

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Everything inspires us to write - be it the art of music itself or the experiences that help us mold the essence of our sound. We never really know when or how inspiration will hit, but when it does we seize the opportunity to create.

6. Where was your last gig?

We recently played at The Newcastle Hotel on Saturday, October 15th. Unfortunately, Lauren couldn’t appear for reasons beyond our control, so we played an instrumental set with a couple of guest features from other bands. It was a unique experience for sure.

7. Where would you like to act?

Japan for sure. They’ve got such a wild scene over there and just being amongst it would be so immensely inspiring. It’s certainly a goal of ours to visit someday.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Most probably other local acts within our scene, there’s some seriously phenomenal talent all around us and it’d be a brilliant opportunity to collaborate and share their work with our fans whilst building each other up.

9. Whom not?

Honestly, every artist is worth collaborating with. It’s always a great experience working with good people.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

Stage fright is a pretty natural aspect of performance for any newcomer, we’ve all had our own experiences with it for sure. Just keep at it and you’ll naturally develop and find your vibe.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

My Ticket Home, Marmozets, Ocean Grove, Tonight Alive, Deftones

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

To be honest, we don’t really have an answer to this question just yet… for better or for worse haha.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We think the world of our fans, it’s absolutely beautiful that people would take the time to listen to our music and catch us at shows. They’re the most paramount aspect of our growth as they help build our platform to be heard. A huge thanks to every single one of you for listening and showing us so much support thus far. We love you!!!

14. What do you think of our site?

Breathing the Core is an awesome hub for all things across the underground heavy/alternative landscape. We particularly love the focus on showcasing hidden talent across all corners of the globe. There’s a very clear and sincere eagerness to provide a platform for up-and-coming artists and it’s just fantastic to see.

15. Something to add?

The next 6-12 months are gonna be stacked. We’ve got so much in store for releases, music videos, and shows - so follow us on social media to get looped in! x

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