12 Feb 2016
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Leeches Newsletter Interview

05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
 

What can we expect to see from Leeches over the next year?

Hopefully a full length CD and lots of shows!

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Just to work hard, nothing gets handed to you.

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

There are so many; Nothing At All were always one of my faves, Missing Teeth and Cobra Khan.

What will Leeches’ next release be?

Maybe the full length by the end of this year, maybe…

How do you come up with your lyrics?

Just based on different situations and how I feel at the time.

Who would you most like to support live?

The Bronx.

How do you believe Leeches fits into the NZ music industry?

By being a kickass live band.. we aint the most commercial band, but then again when was being safe a good thing?

What can you never leave home without?

My comb. Haha.

How do you describe Leeches’ music?

Punk/hardcore crossover.. who knows whatever.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Revolver in Queenstown.

What is the best part of being a musician?

Having fun with your mates making great music,

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

I'd like to see Dion Palmer from The D4 come here with A Place To Bury Strangers (the band he plays bass in now) cos they kick serious ass.

What is in your CD collection at home?

Everything from Bad Brains to Nirvana to Dean Martin.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Prob nearly getting killed when I fell off a a quad bike on a Bleeders tour in Wanaka.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

Queenstown.

What inspired you to start Leeches?

To make balls to the wall fast punky shit again.

How did you come up with the name Leeches?

I think it was just based on people beeing Leeches, it kinda describes society in general.

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

Supporting AFI all over Australia and NZ.. cos they were one of my fave bands growing up and it was a dream come true.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Facebook.

What rumour would you like to start about Leeches?

That we are every bit as good as the Bleeders were! Haha.

About Leeches

Leeches was formed in March 2010 when members of now defunct Bleeders Angelo and Ian returned home from Canada. Wanted to do somthing new musically but somthing still a little familiar they have returned to their roots with a vision of the melodic Punk/Hardcore crossover that had been so successfull in their past. They recruited current band members Sam Crocker (Antagonist A.D), Little Dan (Brick vs Face, Die Alone) and Jaden (Goodnight Nurse) to get the ball rolling.

Since starting the writing process, Jaden's hectic schedule has meant Ben (The Chase) has had to step in to play drums at the current time. July 2010 see's Leeches play their first shows on the Antagonist A.D Winter tour of NZ.

Leeches hope to bring the frantic and raw live energy that is missing so bad right now back into the Nz music scene.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Leeches

Releases

Leeches
Year: 2011
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

NZ Blokes Interview with City of Souls
22 Dec 2015 // by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes has a chat with Marcus, Richie, and Corey from City of Souls!! This band has been doing amazing things and the interview gives some good insight into them as a band, their music, and what we can expect from them in 2016.
Read More...
NZ Blokes Interview with Ekko Park
18 Dec 2015 // by Shade
Ekko Park have recently released their incredible new album Know Hope and Francis from NZ Bloke has a chat with singer/guitarist Joe Walsh.  They talk about the album and what the band has been up to in 2015 and will be up to in 2016.
Read More...
NZ Blokes Interview with Setting Fire To Stacey
10 Dec 2015 // by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes was able to catch up with Arend and Zak from Setting Fire to Stacey ahead of their show with Halestorm at the Powerstation. They talk about their brand new EP Love & War and the process behind it (which is available for free), a whole lot about the band and its history and tell a few funny stories along the way!
Read More...
Unknown - Hexanine Newsletter Interview
25 Nov 2015 // by Shade
HEXANINE is the next big household name in NZ! Hard-case not to be taken too seriously nod your head feel good NZ Creepy Punk Metal from Marton 546.
Read More...
Jason McIver Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2015 // by Shade
Having released his debut EP The Big Blue last year, Jason McIver is a capable solo musician, as well as the founder of the Jason McIver Collective and lead vocalist for Primacy. He answered the following questions for muzic.
Read More...
Tomorrow People Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2015 // by Shade
Out of the 100+ reggae bands currently active in NZ, not one of them has moved up the ranks faster than Wellington band Tomorrow People. From the garage to playing NZ’s Premier Reggae Festival ‘Raggamuffin’ and ‘A’ rotation on radio within a year, the band has gone from strength to strength showing no signs of slowing down.
Read More...
Running Stitch Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2015 // by Shade
Formed in early 2015, Running Stitch is a three piece alternative rock band from Auckland. The band's debut EP, It's On was released last year, reflecting their early sound of alternate rock with folk and lots of harmonies.
Read More...
Future Sailors Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2015 // by Shade
  Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?We aren't really proud of any specific one, we are proud of all the songs we write.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • NEW AMERICANA
    Halsey
  • REALITY
    Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy
  • I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
    Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello
  • FADED
    Alan Walker
  • SWEET LOVIN'
    Sigala
  • SMOKE AND RETRIBUTION
    Flume feat. Vince Staples And Kucka
  • GOLD
    Kiiara
  • HIDE AWAY
    Daya
  • SAME OLD LOVE
    Selena Gomez
  • SUMMER SIXTEEN
    Drake
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem