Monday, November 5, 2018

DJ Interviews: Counterfit Youth

Hey there everyone DJ Dizzy here & I sat down with a band by the name of Counterfit Youth who had a lot to say about their careers & their musical upbringing. Enjoy!

  1. How did you get started in music?
All of us in the band have always had a deep passion for music of all genres and learnt our instruments through our early teens, being in a band is something all of us had always wanted to do, we were all in different bands when we all eventually came together to start Counterfeit Youth. Two of the bands original members are no longer part of the band, fortunately we were able to find two more of our good friends who also shared our passion and drive and we've stuck together since.

2. Who are your influences/inspirations?

We all have different inspirations and influences, all of us have a collective favorite genre

but we also all have our own favorite genres. We love Pop Punk and Alt Rock, that's what we love to play, but we also love to listen to everything from Punk, Metal, Classic Rock, Indie and even Ska and old school Hip Hop! As a band our influences for our sound are mainly bands such as Blink 182 and Sum 41, the real Pop Punk heavyweights, but we take great inspiration from Biffy Clyro, as his style covers everything from heavy to sing-a-long songs. We've actually been compared to Biffy in a gig review once, so we must be doing something right!

3. What advice would you offer aspiring performers?

If you're not in a band but want to be, dont be scared to ask people you know love music as well, and dont be scared to find people you dont know to be in a band, we found two of our original members through band ads on the internet so always be open to the idea. If you're in a band and dream of playing venues up and down the country then keep plugging away and dont be disheartened by any set backs. Sometimes it seems like your not going anywhere but every band has quiet periods, just keep going and going, eventually it will all come round.

4. How do you set yourself apart from other bands and singers?

We try to put our own signature sound on all of our songs. We like to play a certain way and write a certain way. When it comes to live shows we like to bring the party! High energy, fast paced, in your face intensity. We want everyone to jump around and dance and have a good time, when we're doing that on stage then the audience is more likely to join in and enjoy the show, it's all about having fun at the end of the day!

5. Any new gigs or albums in the future?

We have one or two more gigs lined up for the rest of the year, as we currently have a lot of work going on in the background for the future! We may have one surprise left before the end of the year to follow on from our latest release Mad On (which can be found on all good music streaming platforms) but that's just a maybe at the moment, we dont want to give to much away...

I wish them both luck & nothing but the best in things. So until then 

Stay Awesome & rock n roll!

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