In our next Reverbnation spotlight, we chat to Kwin Fury of experimental noise-rock outfit, Unborn American.
S] What, or who are your great musical inspirations?
K] “While I’m sure obvious influences are apparent in our music, we tend to cull inspiration from any source of music that shows any kind of innovation in today’s landscape; any band with a a healthy dose of sincerity has a soft spot in our hearts. Currently I’m amazed at how the Deftones have managed to find such a variety of nuances after being around for so long, so I would have to point to them as a great inspiration.”
S] What about personally, what kinds of themes and ideas can inspire your songs?
K] “Themes that I find easy to write on? Denial, self-deception, and self-righteousness. I find a combination of those factors tend to lead people into most of their problems.”
S] What song that you are working on right best defines your sound, and why?
K] “‘Midnight’ is our most ‘accurate’ song in terms of content, style, and sound. Our debut EP runs the gamut in terms of variety, I would say ‘Midnight’ would be the result of blending them all together.”
S] Do you have a message for any UK fans?
K] “We are currently constructing a raft to traverse the Atlantic.”
S] What can people expect from your live show?
K] “For our live show, we are working with a filmmaker to have short movies relate to each of our songs, this will then be implemented into our live set. We’re definitely looking to engage people on a variety of levels.”
S] What are some of your biggest challenges right now?
K] “Trying to find footing in the ‘music scene’ is always a challenge, finding ways to establish a rapport with potential fans is interesting because the ‘traditional’ avenues have been left to ruin. It’s a new landscape and nobody currently has an accurate map as to what it is we’re dealing with. Before, it was new genres that revolutionised music, now it’s the industry itself that’s had its kneecaps taken out. Kind of a ‘wild west’ vibe, don’t you think?”
What are your plans for 2013?
K] We’re setting our sails to record a new EP in the spring and then set out on a Western Canada tour in the summer!”