For our latest Reverbnation spotlight, we chat to Dead Dawn vocalist China Morbosa about her band’s inspirations and plans for the new year.
S] What, or who are your great musical inspirations?
C] “Some of them are: Neil Young, The doors, Gun Club, Warsaw, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, are the first ones to come to mind. There’s to many great artists to name them all.”
S] What about personally, what kinds of themes and ideas can inspire your songs?
C] “I think that the struggle of existing in a capitalistic society is definitely a reappearing theme, but also a lot of material focuses on the lives and lifestyles that are unpublicised or misinterpreted by the media.”
S] What song that you are working on right best defines your sound, and why?
C] “We have a song called ‘The Woods’. It’s soft, heavy, and angry. Although we consider it our ‘love’ song, its also about the dilemma of living in a never ending metropolis.”
S] Do you have a message for any UK fans?
C] “There’s more happening in Los Angeles and America in general than you hear on the radio or see on the television. We are all not obese and ignorant. Anyone outspoken and going against the grid is getting swept under the rug.”
S] What can people expect from your live show?
C] “It’s a bloody, sweaty, uproar of emotion.”
S] What are some of your biggest challenges right now?
C] “Trying to get by, trying not to do time.”
S] What’re your plans as we move into 2013?
C] “We are putting out a 7″ vinyl with Steve Albini next year! We’ll also be working on an East Coast and European tour. We want to play in the UK!”