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These Four Walls - These Four Walls Newsletter Interview

05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Gray and Brad for answering these questions:

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

Probably the 'Walk Away' video release party. We put a lot of effort into making sure everything went smoothly. We held it at a venue that didn’t usually have bands, so we took our own stage, sound system, projectors, screens – The lot – and we packed 500 people into this place and had one hell of a show.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Kings Arms in Auckland has always been good to us – It’s one of the only bars in Auckland actually set up to have bands play – takes a lot of pressure off us to get everything setup and ready on time.

What can we expect to see from These Four Walls over the next year?

More than anyone has seen from us before. Next step is a tour, then we’re jumping into the studio to get our debut album done then most likely back on the road. We’re a live band – always have been and always will be – if everything goes to plan, 2009 will see us in every venue in every city we can get our filthy selves into.

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

One of the great tragedies of NZ music is the large number of bands that put out one album and then break up before they even make a second. Bands like Weta, Eight and Stardrunk started out with a lot of promise, and may have gotten much better given the chance. I don’t think these bands all split up for personal reasons, I know how hard it is to survive in an industry as small as ours – If we want to get the best out of artists we have to support them by purchasing albums and actually going to see live shows. Don’t just say you like NZ music, take that $30 you’re going to spend on a NZ music month T-Shirt and spend it on some NZ music instead.

If you could, what rumour would you start about These Four Walls?

I tried to start a rumor that our singer, Steve, is the illegitimate love-child of Billy Ray Cyrus, so that we’d get played on The Edge FM. So far it hasn’t worked.

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

Be patient. Play as many gigs with as many different bands as you can. Take some time to really work on your songs and make sure you’re happy with them before you put them out. And son’t expect anything to happen overnight. If it does, it probably won’t last long.
 

About These Four Walls

These Four Walls are a hard rock band originally formed in Auckland, New Zealand and now based on Queensland’s Gold Coast. They’ve recorded and released two full-length albums, Down Falls an Empire (2009) and Living to Write the End (2012), with their third album This Is Not A Future due for release on 24 April, 2020.

The band are well-known in both Australia and New Zealand for their live shows, which are typically tight, heavy and high-powered performances punctuated by powerful melodic vocals from singer Steve Gibb. Their well-earned reputation as a powerhouse live act has earned the band support slots for several touring international acts including Disturbed (USA), Nickelback (CAN), Trivium (USA), Seether (SA), P.O.D. (USA), Fuel (USA), Theory of A Deadman (CAN) and Trapt (USA), as well as top Australian rock acts Karnivool and The Butterfly Effect, and Kiwi bands such as Devilskin and Blacklistt.


Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for These Four Walls

Releases

This Is Not A Future
Year: 2020
Type: Album
Alternate Futures
Year: 2020
Type: EP
Live At Loose Stones Studios
Year: 2014
Type: EP
Living To Write The End
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Down Falls An Empire
Year: 2009
Type: Album
These Four Walls
Year: 2007
Type: EP

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