10 Aug 2022
UsernamePassword

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

5th Threat - 5th Threat Newsletter Interview

03 Aug 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Rahhpz for these answers:

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

It would be a toss up between opening for The Bouncing Souls or The UK Subs. But I'd have to say our 8 Killer Years show, as it was more personal and gathered a huge amount of support from the people who have come into contact with the 5th Threat sound and crew over the years. Needless to say the show was wild.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Soundwise we would have to roll with The Kings Arms or Thirsty Dog as their set ups are so good. Thirsty Dog is a lot more intimate compared to The Kings Arms but the craziness factor has got to go to the PR Bar. It's so small and things always seem to be on the edge of chaos, with crowds surging forward onto the stage and people spilling out on to the streets. It's always fun there.

What can we expect to see from 5th Threat over the next year?

We're headed on a NZ tour in August with Not OK, This tour is going to be RAD as hell!! After the tour we will be releasing our first video in October... We've been beating on a shit load of new tracks for a while now, so we will be hitting the studio next year followed by an Australian tour which is in the pipe works.

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

House of Capricorn. These guys have got so much soul. its so primeval and hypnotic you cant just listen to them... you have to experience it.

If you could, what rumour would you start about 5th Threat?

Truth is the name came about in response to a school room being blown to bits and a list of likely culprits, a year later there was the great fire which destoryed a library.

We were raised by wolves until the tender age of ten and we are actually a rare breed of monsters.

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

Too many people quit before their true potentential is realised. I've seen many of what I considered to be good bands, with huge potential, crumble before they became great because of this, you have to endure man.
 

About 5th Threat

5th Threat are a heavy-hitting, punk-rock, outfit hailing from South Auckland. Telling tales of triumph, loss and life whilst remaining up-beat. Because, as we all know, what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger and 5th Threat are strong indeed.

Developing their unique sound around vocal melody, grinding guitars and bouncing bass lines, these boys aim to deliver and they do. You will find examples of this littered throughout their EP 'Threat or Death'. Known to transcend genres, 5th Threat’s music has been called ear candy, as once heard their songs are damn hard to shake.

In late 2007 the guys struck back harder and more determined than ever releasing their eagerly awaited debut. Threat or Death received a 4 star review from NZ magazine Real Groove (Jan 2008) which hailed the song Suzan as "the greatest pop punk song to come out of New Zealand".

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for 5th Threat

Releases

5th Threat/Not OK Split EP
Year: 2009
Type: EP
Threat or Death
Year: 1997
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

n1ghtmar3cat Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2022 // by Shade
It's one thing to produce music from within two different genres, but it's a completely different thing to master each genre to perfection. One person who has mastered two genres to perfection is Dave Johnston - the hard hitting drummer from one of NZ's most well-known Rock acts, Villainy, also creates  immersive indie-electronica / EDM music as n1ghtmar3cat.
Read More...
Yung Ludd Newsletter Interview
28 Apr 2022 // by Shade
There's been a lot of NZ rappers making their debut in recent times, with Lyttelton's Yung Ludd leading at the fore. Having spent some time in Auckland in his twenties, he was exposed to a lot of the underground hip-hop scene there which proved to be very influential on his sound.
Read More...
Ersha Island Newsletter Interview
30 Mar 2022 // by Shade
How did you become involved in music? Both of us started learning classical music at very young ages and picked up piano at three and five, respectively.
Read More...
Arjuna Oakes Newsletter Interview
24 Mar 2022 // by Shade
Arjuna Oakes is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand). Following the release of his debut EP The Watcher in 2019, Arjuna has released 2020’s Recovery Pt.
Read More...
Daniel Hayles Newsletter Interview
01 Mar 2022 // by Shade
Daniel Hayles is a piano player, producer, Musical Director and teacher living in Wellington, New Zealand. With his brand new album Other Futures recently released on 4 March, he had a few words with Muzic.
Read More...
MNZ Interview: Shihad
20 Dec 2021 // by Shade
“Rupert Murdoch’s got a lot of blood on his hands,” Jon Toogood, Shihad’s front man and lyricist tells me when i start our interview. I’d asked, by way of a reference to the title of the first single Tear Down Those Names, which name would you tear down first?
Read More...
Avya Newsletter Interview
23 Nov 2021 // by Shade
Rising musical talent Avya has released her breakout single, In Love with Broken, after its television debut on TVNZ's Popstars earlier this year.Produced by Joseph Faris (Ezra Vine, Daily J, Julius Black), the song is one of self-realization, telling her personal story of being trapped in a repetitive cycle of wanting to help hurting people, but to her own detriment.
Read More...
OdESSA Newsletter Interview
28 Sep 2021 // by Shade
Your favourite garage funksters are back with a new look, a refined sound and a new track - the first in over 13 years! 2021 has been electrifying for the high energy funk band OdESSA after their show-stealing performances at Garden City Magic, CubaDupa and Newtown Festival.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • DOJA
    Central Cee
  • I AIN'T WORRIED
    OneRepublic
  • BAD HABIT
    Steve Lacy
  • GLIMPSE OF US
    Joji
  • BIG CITY LIFE
    Luude And Mattafix
  • GO (GODDARD. REMIX)
    Cat Burns
  • RUNNING UP THAT HILL (A DEAL WITH GOD)
    Kate Bush
  • VEGAS
    Doja Cat
  • AS IT WAS
    Harry Styles
  • I LIKE YOU (A HAPPIER SONG)
    Post Malone And Doja Cat
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