Wednesday, July 1, 2020

DJ Interviews: Forest Hills

Hi there folks, Its your old friend DJ Dizzy here & I had recently sat down with a band who call themselves Forest Hills as they shared their success.

1) Each of us got started in music when we were very young. Our drummer, Jack, first started with piano lessons when he was a child. Later on, he became interested in drums and began learning those. Our singer, Zero, self-taught himself all the instruments he plays. He has been singing since he could speak, but really started writing songs at age 12.

2) As a band, we purposefully do not have any specific influences. This is because as soon as you acknowledge a specific artist or band as an influence, your music inherently begins to sound like a variation of their work, rather than like something unique or original that you could've made yourself. We don't see anything wrong with other bands or artists having influences, but that isn't something that fits with Forest Hills. We create our own original content, we don't try to sound like anyone else.

3) We would advise aspiring performers to keep working hard and stay determined! Practice makes progress, and success doesn't happen overnight. Just keep chipping away and eventually, things will start to turn around. 

4) Our band is a duo which consists of two members: Zero Surico and Jack Burton. Zero does everything in our band except the drums, and Jack does the drums. Not only is our band unique in the way it operates and the duties of each individual member, but our sound has a lot of variety. From the use of rap, screaming, and gothic melodies, to the heavy guitars and progressive percussion, Forest Hills brings a new twist to the rock genre that's never been heard quite like this before. 

5) Our second album "Renegade" releases on August 1st, 2020. We are still performing via Livestream concerts on platforms like Instagram (@ForestHills_Band) and YouTube (, but we are saving in-person performances for after COVID-19 is over and things are safe again. We would never put our fans in danger by hosting a live show before things are safe. Our next Livestream concert is for free on July 1st, at 12am EST on our Instagram!

Thanks for having us!

Special thanks to them for doing this interview & I wish them nothing but luck in their music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay Awesome & rock n roll!

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