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Temples on Mars - Agent Interview Two

25 Oct 2004 // An interview by bonnie
New Plymouth based band AGENT took time out on a Friday evening to have a interview for music.net.nz…

A mate and I went to there jam room to ask a few questions about AGENT and here they are!

1. Who are your influences?

Red Hot Chilly Peppers, System Of A Down, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Pink Floyd, Radio head, there’s heaps like we would never listen to the some things. Like some times we would listen to something only once, Zane quoted " not rap"

2. Who did the art work for The Pheng Nom Shakedown EP?

There two of them in one I (James) took a photo of Zane with a gas mask on and played around with it, and on the other one we Red and I did the art work on it.

3. What do you think you would be doing if AGENT was not formed?

I (red) would be running around with at hat on saying pig
I (James) would be doing some crazy things like jackass or would be in another band.
I would be a Fireman (Zane)

4. What was the most embarrassing thing that happened on your most recent tour?

My (James) car broke down on the way to Hamilton but lucky the other band with us helped out.

5. Which member of the band has the worst habit, and what is it?

It would have to be red he pulls big pieces of snot from his nose and they are not the normal green color they are brown and black some times.

6. How was AGENT formed?

Is all started out as from a band in the rockquest called ‘agent orange’ then James was in a band called the agent then Zane joined in then later on they changed to agent and then Red followed through and joined in with then and formed AGENT.

7. If you were confined to just one room and only allowed to take one CD what would it be?

It would be TOOL

8. What was the strangest thing a fan has ever done to you?

It would have to be this guy that was pissed came up to me (James) and wanted to start a fight so I invited him up on to the stage to have a fight and he didn’t come up so we dedicated a song to him,
and this other time this guy was saying to us that he was a wicked guitarist and he wanted to have a go on our gear while we were playing.

Krystal and Bonnie would like to thank agent for this interview

About Temples on Mars

Temples on Mars is a London based progressive rock band. Originally formed in New Zealand (NZ) under the name Agent, the band relocated to London in 2008. Featuring James Donaldson on vocals and guitar, Daz Carikas on bass, Gerald Gill on guitars, and Dean Gibb on drums, Temples on Mars produces accessible, progressive tinged, rock music.

To date, Temples on Mars have headlined their own NZ tours and UK shows, featured at UK Rock festivals, released two EP’s, plus two full length albums: Expand/Contract which was given 5/5 stars by NZ’s leading music magazine Rip It Up and NZ Musician magazine, making a name for them in their native NZ, and their second album Kingdom of Fear, which created a buzz in the prog-rock scene in the UK and Europe earning the band a 2014 UK progressive music award nomination.

After relocating to London, Temples on Mars quickly became regulars on the live music scene and have shared the stage with numerous UK bands including Skindred, Devil Sold His Soul, Black Peaks, InMe and I Am Giant to name a few. Temples on Mars subsequently teamed up with long time friend and producer Paul Matthews of I Am Giant fame (whose production credits also include OpShop, Blindspott, Stylus and Six60). With Matthews, Temples on Mars began work on their second full length album Kingdom of Fear which was released world wide in December 2013. Kingdom of Fear was mastered by Tom Coyne (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, I Am Giant) of Sterling Sound in New York.

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Temples On Mars
Year: 2018
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Year: 2013
Type: Album
Expand / Contract
Year: 2006
Type: Album
The Pheng Nom Shakedown
Year: 2003
Type: EP

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