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DateMonthYear - DateMonthYear Newsletter Interview

13 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?

Who can tell? The question should be, who deserves to be a huge international success? And the answer would be-all of us!

Who would you most like to tour with?

Someone who offers comfortable transport and lodging and food and money.

What is your most embarrassing concert moment?

I have lived long and there are many.... maybe my drums tool collapsing during the first song for a parents concert at a packed Founders Theatre (in Hamilton)

What are you planning on doing during the next year?

There are another 3 DateMonthYear albums that will be released by Jan 2006....so that year will be a gigging year probably trying to pay for it all.

How did you come up with the name DateMonthYear?

Working in a London hospital in 1993, we were so bored we had a contest to come up with the nest band name. DateMonthYear I got from an admission form... you know "please enter date of birth, date_____month______year______". Everyone hated it.

What is in your CD collection at home?

How much space have you got?

Miles davis-Birth of the cool, sketches of spain, kind of blue. King Crimson, everything up to 1984.John Coltrane-A Love supreme. Billy Bragg-talking to the taxman about poetry. Skunk Anansie-post orgasmic chill. Faith No More- angel dust.Texas-greatest hits. Catatonia, the shrugs, St.Lucy, Bowie, The clerics, Luna spark, Ultravox, U2, Lots and lots of Brian Eno. Various Pink Floyd (but nothing past 1980)....uummm....

What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?

1) Deal with the music first. It needs to be honest to your intentions, whatever they may be.
2) Do as much as you can yourself
3) Don't try and get signed. Work hard until they are queuing up to sign you.
4) When you have had enough, get out.
 

About DateMonthYear

DateMonthYear are a flexible recording and performing unit based in Hamilton.

DateMonthYear is not a band. DateMonthYear is a way of doing things-the composition, production, performance and marketing of music in the contemporary environment.

DateMonthYear began in 2003 as a single-CD project and grew from there.So far DMY are two CDs down the line, with one on the way.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for DateMonthYear

Releases

Pot/Kettle/Black
Year: 2008
Type: Album
7 Ghosts
Year: 2004
Type: Album
Sampler
Year: 2003
Type: EP

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