Interviews: Saintvicious

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Hard Rock band, Saintvicious from Canada. 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?

We were trying to figure out a name. We just had “Lungrockets” as a project name, because Madison, our singer, referred to a cigarette as that during a rehearsal and I thought it was genius. But I think I went on Urban Dictionary, and just looked up a random word and went through all these synonym lists, then I saw “saintvicious”. We didn’t know until way after when we picked it that it was this esports dude’s gamertag, but I mean it’s a really good band name, so we copped.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

It's a catharsis for us like we all love how it feels to play heavy music. And music is hard to fake without being called out on it like you got to love what you’re playing, or I guess at least love the money that comes in – which we’re definitely not there yet.

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

The scene is so small, so like we all have played with each other before in whatever variation of that. Like three of us played in a band, two of us in another, and this other band, and so on. It’s hard to come across the really good players, too, so you try to snipe them for your band whenever you can.

4. Each band member favourite band?

My favourite is Megadeth, Madison’s is Periphery, Robyn’s is Hatebreed. I think Charlie’s favourite is August Burns Red, and Dan’s is White Zombie.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I wish there was this profound reason for it, but really, it’s just us trying to be like our idols. We love it and want to do it, so we just set forth to do the best version we can.

6. Where was your last gig?

We played a hometown show in Saskatoon at Black Cat Tavern in late September, actually. COVID was pretty scarce here, so we snuck in a show. It was weird having everybody sit down while you’re playing, and it feels like you’re bombing, but having that rush being on stage was great.

7. Where would you like to act?

We want to hit the west coast. We were planning on it for this spring, but crossing the border into the States isn’t realistic right now. From Vancouver down to Cali would be amazing, and getting ourselves out to Eastern Canada into Toronto and Montreal. That was also killed off with the pandemic, but we’ll get there.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

There are some big bands that we all love that we’d like to work with, but there’s also some great bands from these parts. Our friends in A Villains Neverland are absolutely killing it, and their guitarist writes the most insane riffs, so however that works out, it’s great to collaborate whenever you can.

9. Whom not?

Nobody in mind for that!

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

A friend and I decided in high school that we were going to cover a Metallica song for a talent show. Between us, I guess I was the one who was better at singing, but I didn’t know how to whatsoever. The night of the show I realized I was singing it like a 5th or an octave lower. I can’t remember because I’ve kind of repressed that whole memory from how embarrassing it was, but I remember once the verse kicked in, you just got to do it. I stepped up to the mic and completely butchered, but it’s better to be awful than it is to choke. Confidence is key, I guess, even if you’re out of key. Own it, even if you feel like you suck that night, the show must go on.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

One of the legendary bands in Saskatoon is Untimely Demise. I remember in grade 11 I saw their record, “City of Steel”, at the record store, and had no clue they were local. They had Ed Repka art, and being a Dave Mustaine fanboy, I just loved it. I finally met them at a show, got them to sign the record and we talked, then I was floored when they said they were from here. Murray and Matt have just been super supportive since I’ve met them, and they’re role models to I think everybody here. They’re class-acts and super sincere.

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

I saw someone ask Lips from Anvil to spit in his mouth once, so like anything I’ve been asked is not weird compared to that.

13. What do you think of your fans?

They’ve been phenomenal. There are some faces we’ve seen at every single show, and we really appreciate that. Shoutout to Grayson and Jared!

14. What do you think of our site?

Whoever is in charge of website layout deserves a raise. It’s great! The Spotify “Vibes” playlists you have are worth checking out!

15. Something add?

We just released a single, “Sticks + Stones”, on November 20th. Out everywhere there’s streaming, check us out and hope that you like it!

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