Thursday, December 8, 2011

Heirs Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the bands these days?
Currently we are organizing shows for us to play in Europe next year.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the EP and how it differs from the full length that came out a year ago.
These new songs have a much stronger melodic resolve. It was touched upon slightly on the album, and since then we have been working on decreasing our reliance on absolute heaviness to pull everything through.

3. Since the music is instrumental what are some of the emotions or feelings that you bring out with your music?
For me, there is no real emotion attached to this. It's not any type of post-rock influenced "journey" that we feel connected to. 

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
The idea of the name was to hunt and gather musical ideas that have influenced us directly, and to combine them into a cohesive whole.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Shows all have different outcomes and I could give a lot of different answers for different reasons. Personally I have enjoyed the shows in areas where you can tell that what you are doing is definitely a new experience for the audience. Our stage performance is something that happens naturally, no one is trying to put on a performance. 

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
Yes, lots of touring in 2012. Plenty of Europe, a couple of runs around Australia and some other countries which we are working on.

7. I know that so far the music has been instrumental are there any plans on using a vocalist in the future?
My parents ask this question. It could happen, we could also get a shirtless saxophone player.

8. On a worldwide level how has your music been received by fans of underground music?
Really well so far. We are very happy with how it is being received.

9. Are there any other projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?
We all have a lot of various projects that we work on, besides Heirs. We structure the band so it does not get in the way of anything else in our lives.

10. Currently you are singed to Denovali Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support that they have given you so far?
They contacted us through Myspace, and started releasing our stuff. There has been a tremendous amount of support and we are very grateful.

11. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
That is something none of us know until we start writing and see what comes out. Judging by the new songs, there is quite a militant feel to the new stuff. We are also working a lot closer as a band to find new ways of resolving sections, so they don't fall into the soft/loud way of operating.

12. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
At the moment we are heavily influenced by early 4AD stuff... Cocteau Twins, Dead can Dance, Clan of Xymox.

13. Outrside of music what are some of your interests?
We all do a fair bit of traveling. We also like food, all of us are pretty good cooks in one way or another.

14. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thanks for the interview, we hope to get over to the US real soon.

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