Artist Interview: Headcharge777
Tell us about yourself and your music
I have many years of musical influence running thru my head. From the early garage of the 60s and the psychedelic bands that emerged from that period. To the beginnings of hard rock which eventually became metal. To progressive rock of the early 70s period King Crimson etc in the mid 70s into Punk,jazz and Electronic and the 80s Sonic youth, shoegaze then into grunge of the 90s and now modern neo psychedelia. In my pot of musical ideas these influences all get stirred up and come bursting out.
I first started playing in bands when I was 16. A classic garage band. I play guitar , bass guitar, keyboards, and program drums. Record and produce all my own music from my home studio.
I was a founding member of Australian Indie/ alternative band “hardcandy” in the 90s with 5 albums released.
I am now a solo project under the name headcharge 777
Talk to us more about your latest release
“The other side” is the title track from the fourth album by headcharge777
The album is a collection of songs that are about the world around us and the relationships we have. Its about deception and lies. The songs are layered with different sounds that I have created giving it at times a chaotic background that is melded together by a melody. The track “the otherside is a blending of the dissonant and harmonic to create a tension. It was inspired by death and a deception in relationships.
What inspired you to write this release?
It was inspired by death and a deception in relationships. And the chaotic world we live in.
Any plans to release a video?
I made my own video for the track the otherside.
Any plans to hit the road?
Not at this stage.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
“Headcharge777 is modern Psychedelic Rock that is an interesting amalgamation of 60s Garage Rock, 70s Heavy Psych and 90s Alt Rock/Shoegaze.
Who have you been listening to lately?
New Candys, Moon duo, The Murlocs, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Causa Sui
Tell us about your passions
Coffee and more coffee and then breakfast. Photography and video laced with swimming in the blue ocean.
What else is happening next in your world?
Gathering inspiration and writing my next album 1 track down already.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Demetri!
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