Hi (Zach Smith of Stonebrother), and welcome to LiveTrigger Magazine! We are really excited to support you in this new, exciting release. Tell us everything about it.
Zach and Ethan Smith join Leo Cox to form a hard-hitting, hard rocking group from the East Coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Combining the raw energy of 70s punk rock with the shredding solos and thundering bass of Van Halen and Metallica with influences ranging from heavy metal, to grunge to pop, this trio is the adrenaline-fuelled head-banging shot to the serotonin boosters you’ve been looking for.
Are you excited about this single launch?
Absolutely. We have three new singles coming out very soon, and all three are songs we have spent a lot of time on.
What is the process you use to create your music?
In terms of writing, it’s situational. It usually starts with a riff and then the idea is passed around the band until it develops into a whole song. But it sometimes starts with a lyric idea, chord progression, etc.
And what about the video?
Hopefully coming out in the not-so-distant future.
What are your favourite artists and/or composers?
For me the list is extensive, but if I had to narrow it down I’d say Guns n Roses, Van Halen, the Hip, Metallica and Mr. Big.
Do they have anything in common?
Great lyrics and interesting music.
How did they influence your style & sound?
I try to think about what they might do in certain writing situations, and I’ll consider that when I’m writing. They also influence in a playing-related way, trying to grasp the phrases of other players and use it in my own playing. Same goes for singing, I’ll listen to how singers articulate certain words or phrases, or their approach to singing in certain registers.
What’s the most exciting thing that happened to you recently?
Exciting moments are few and far between in the Pandemic, but we are close to confirming some gigs so that’s cool. Also a few weeks ago our song ‘Faceless’ was on the radio, which is also awesome.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Get out and play as much as possible.
What do you think about Livetrigger?
Livetrigger does great stuff in terms of helping bands connect with other bands, industry reps, venues, etc.
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