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NEW BAND & NEW VIDEO: Interview with Made Violent.

March 27, 2014

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Do you remember what influenced you to start a band?

In 6th grade, there was this group of kids who said they had a band and all this bull shit. They had a free webpage with a bunch of mumbo jumbo about the supposed shows they were playing and all these songs that they had. They were full of it and it just pissed me off. I was just starting to play guitar and knew that they didn’t know the first thing about it so I started claiming I was in a band, as well. Not long after that I started playing with a different group of kids and all we’d do was play Hotel California (not very well), but it was the shit. Started climbing the ladder from there..


And let’s get a cliche question out of the way. Why “Made Violent”?

The joke is are we made good or made violent? We’re really just a bunch of pussies at the end of the day.


If people were to ask you what you sounded like, what would it be? I certainly seem to hear some Strokes in your music.

Everyone loves to say it sounds like something else… There are definitely bands that have inspired the way we think and write songs, but at the end of the day it is still our own sound. That’s how I look it when it’s all said and done. I tell people it’s guitar music. Rock and roll. Fuck anyone who says it’s dead. Not true.


The idea behind the “Dirty” video, can you explain the concept?

The song is a sarcastic look at our inner desires and the video piggy backs on that idea. It’s just human nature to want to do bad things. It sounds way deeper than it is, but the video is supposed to represent that idea that everything is tainted; everything in it’s own way is “Dirty”. Including you.


Is this a part of the creative process that you enjoy? or just a necessary evil?

I don’t know why it would ever be a necessary evil..? Video allows you to peel back another layer that you wouldn’t stumble upon by just listening to it. It’s definitely not a necessary evil; it makes it easier for the listener to see our thought process and connect with us.


Is there a certain bands videos that you admire?

FIDLAR has a video of Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) pissing on everything, that’s pretty funny. The new Cage the Elephant video was really heady, as well.


So where from here? EP? LP? tour?

Tour Tour Tour Tour Tour. We have plenty more music to release as time goes on but the biggest thing for us is playing shows and getting to everyone who has been waiting to see us. Dates are being booked for late spring and summer so be on the lookout for that.


Have you done any extensive touring in the past?

We did a full east coast run this past June. We did some regional stuff this winter. To be honest, the ball just started rolling for us so there’s a lot more to come.


Ultimate indulgence for you guys in the game of rock and roll? The truth! Why get into it? Can’t just be for arts sake. What worldly spoils do you look forward too?

The obvious reasons… I want to party a bit and see the world yada yada. The genuine soft boy reason is we just want to give whatever’s to be made back to our family and friends. They’ve given us everything so it would be mad to just keep it all to ourselves.

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