Yesterday, I posted some thoughts I had on "Cognoscere" by North End ... it was an EP I really enjoyed listening to. There is something wonderfully vibrant and alive about it.
Anyway ... as I do ... I asked the band to complete my wee blog interview ... and I'm delighted to say that Marcus, the bassplayer, responded.
This is what he had to say:
1) Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Marcus and I play bass in the band North End (www.northend.bandcamp.com). We're an instrumental rock group out of West Chester, PA that formed in the summer of 2008.
2) What are you working on at the moment?
We just finished up our newest album, "Cognoscere" and will be releasing it today, August 13th. So far we have gotten a great response releasing the first single, "Gabardine" so we're really excited to get it out there. It definitely has 5 of the best tracks we have ever written.
3) Who inspires you?
At the moment i've been listening to a lot of indie rock groups out of Ireland. My favorite right now is the band "Enemies". Their latest album "Embark, Embrace" is incredible from start to finish and extremely creative.
4) What drives you to do what you do?
We all work full times jobs so playing music is a great release from the typical weekday grind. We have also been playing 5 years as a band so we've finally discovered our sound and connected to a lot of great people/artists out there. Things continue to get better the more we play.
5) What values do you wish your creativity to express?
We don't really write songs with values in mind, we create moods and atmospheres for listeners. Our songs always go to different places so the feeling is entirely up to the listener.
6) What role does community play in what you do?
Without community we wouldn't have a fan base so they play a huge role in what we do. They buy our records, support our music and come to our shows so we do everything for them. They make everything possible.
7) What is next for what you do?
We'll be playing a lot of shows to support "Cognoscere" and then we'll continue to write new material.
"Cognoscere" by North End is out today over on Bandcamp ... I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.