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Needless Cane - Needless Cane Newsletter Interview

02 Nov 2014 // An interview by Shade

Needless Cane are about to embark on our second New Zealand tour, which we are looking forward to. This tour will span across both islands as we have two shows down South at Dunedin and Christchurch and then the North Island we’ll be playing for the first time in Palmerston North and Auckland, then finally we’ll be concluding our tour back home in Wellington at the event Horrolition.

After the tour, we have plans to work on an album, a process that will go throughout 2015 so there won’t be much activity going on in the live front, the album will feature a lot of works that, myself, Morgan and Grem have worked on these couple of years, in a way it will be quite personal to us because the three of us connected really well together during these writing/ jam processes

We’d like to take our time with the album as we don’t want it to feel rushed or have a release within a month of it being recorded like some performers have done as this will be our first release and we want to leave a mark on the people that hear it.

I do have plans for the band to venture outside of New Zealand, during the album release we will be aiming to do an Australian tour with the hopes of also playing further than that such as Europe, Japan, United States and Brazil (I hear they are huge fans of bands like us).

Thanks to Morgan and Cane for answering these questions:

Where is your favourite place to relax in NZ?

Morgan My mums place in Akaroa. Coffee, food and nature. Nice.

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

Morgan Transit of Venus, I saw them perform their Nosferatu: Rock Opera vs Silent Film at Fringe Festival 2012 and it blew my mind.

Do you have any plans for future collaborations with other musicians? Who would they be?

Cane I have a few that I’d like to do a collaboration with, one of the bands being The Neo-Kalashinkovs, they are one of my favourite bands out there in the music scene and I love the rock n roll presence that they bring to the stage and instead of being jaded like many of the bands that I used to be into, The Neo’s get up onstage and just don’t care and to me that is rock n roll.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Cane Back in 2011, we played a show in Christchurch, which was by far the best crowd that we had performed to; the energy between us and the crowd was outstanding! It pushed our limits as performers. For me personally that will always remain one of my favourite shows to date.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Morgan From a lot of things but mostly from the other members of the band.

How did you come up with the name Needless Cane?

Cane I've always been inspired by artists who create a bigger persona of themselves but combine that with the band as well, even though my name is the band name it's the idea of something bigger than what we are as individuals, it’s a superficial Frankenstein creation that is made to be a monster.

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

Morgan Full length album and perhaps another music video.

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

Morgan Fake it 'til you make it.

Tell us about your next release.

Morgan It's definitely going to challenge what people think they know about Needless Cane. A lot more complex and diverse.

Cane It will be an evolved sound especially from our previous releases.

What can you never leave home without?

Morgan Cigarettes!!

 

About Needless Cane

Born of the ashes of former project Omega, frontman Needless and bassist Ruby went on to create the band Needless Cane.

Surviving countless line-up changes with only N.Cane remaining as the constant member (Ruby was not to re-unite with the band until mid-2012)
The band quickly became the torch bearer for alternative music in its hometown of Timaru.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Needless Cane

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The Red Masquerade
Year: 2020
Type: Album
Sick World
Year: 2017
Type: Album
The Sun Did Not Shine
Year: 2013
Type: EP
Noir
Year: 2011
Type: EP

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