10 Questions we ask every band...
Down The Machine
Down The Machine, a 4 piece band from Leeds, were good enough to get in touch with us about their music and what they're up to at the moment. We've got some reviews being posted about the band over the coming days so be sure to check them out!
1). Members Names:
Steve Wilson - Vocals, Danny Millikin - Guitar, Mark Greenwood - Drums, & Neil Short - Bass
2) When did you get together?
Danny and Steve have been in various bands together since high school, and they pretty much have the exact same taste in music so they worked well together. The band had many incarnations before we eventually found Neil to play the bass in March last year, and recently finding Mark a little over a month ago.
3) How did you all meet?
Steve and Danny met at college back in the day, and they met Neil through a friend of a friend. We all met Mark on an online band dating site.
4) How would you describe the music you make?
We create a sound pushing the bounderies of the modern music rock genre by creating a dark, brooding, yet seamless real energy both in the studio and at live shows.
5) Who are your major influences?
Our major influences vary wide a far, and there are far too many to mention. Our main influences are Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden , and Alice in Chains.
6) Complete the sentence:One day as a band we hope to... spread our music far and wide. That's our main ambition.
7) Why should people listen to your music?
People should grab our stuff because we love what we do - making music to be heard. The music and that we make is music we believe in, and we feel that everyone should try it at least once-they'll be pleasantly suprised.
8) What are your plans for the coming year?
Our plans the coming year? Well, Steve is working hard on writing some new music to possibly release a single. Maybe an album and a video at the back end of this year. As for shows, we are still playing locally as from the end of July, but are looking into a England tour next spring.
9) Where can people get hold of your album?
We actually have an album and an EP out at the moment on iTunes and most major online retailers.
10) Finally - say something profound that will make everyone think!
Just watch this space, we have a hell of a lot for you coming later this year.
To find out more about Down The Machine and to check out some of their music, check out their Facebook page HERE.