01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
1) Who are your favourite New Zealand musicians/bands?
Subtract, NeWayHome, Indicator Dogs, Second Theory, Agent.
2) Who would you most like to support live?
Any of the above with the addition of Meshuggah, Tool, or Tomahawk.
3) What is the strangest thing that has happened to you while playing on tour?
Strangest thing was a club closing down without letting anybody know. Luckily for us one of the former business partners managed to get word to us the night before so we weren't completely taken unawares. Apart from that, just the usual gear breaking down for no apparent reason. Damned goblins getting into the systems...
4) Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Married with kids, playing covers in some dive.
5) What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?
Be prepared to work your lil' asses off. Good things come to those who help themselves.
Ramekin are 4 guys from South Auckland. The group have been together for almost three years. They were winners of the M2 and Jim Beam music video competition late last year. Their music video for the song 'Clay' currently plays on TV.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Ramekin
Their music is not commercial rock, it's heavy but with an alternative edge.
In an interview by Reuben Bonner in the Rip It Up they were described as "Tool-esque".