Anarchy Reigns’ Hitch Has No Plans On Slowing Down After The Release Of ‘Hypocrisy’

 

 

 

Over the last 4 years, the band Anarchy Reigns have been hard at work, with over 20 metal and rock tracks written and recorded, 5 music videos, 5 lyric videos and the completion of their very own recording studio, Hitch and the boys can now start to take it easy, or will they?

At an early age, Hitch was involved in his local music scene, where he saw bands such as Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, in Liverpool where he would go every Friday and Saturday. Throughout his life he had great love and respect for hard rock and metal, he then went to a show, and it all changed.

During the show, where he was going to town on the air guitar, his wife said, “why don’t you learn to play the guitar?”, after this, Hitch had the idea to follow this dream, and throughout the years has been building his career and reputation. and with the drop of the album on the horizon and the recent release of brand new track ‘Hypocrisy’, the guys seemingly have no intention of slowing down.

So be sure to check these guys out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/duncan-hitch-morris

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJTh2uHiEgnw0LoIdrzSWtQ/featured

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anarchyreignscy/

Website: http://www.anarchyreigns.net/

 

Interview: Finding Out What Influenced Ms Mohammed’s ‘Alibi’ E.P.

 

 

We briefly sat down to talk to singer-songwriter, performer and Genre bending artist, Ms Mohammed.

Talking about the release of her latest E.P., she spoke to us about her origins, where she draws inspiration from and what she aims to do with her interesting fused music.

Q: So, Thank you for sitting down with us. Firstly can you tell us, where was your start? Where did you come from? 

A: I grew up in Trinidad surrounded by soca, reggae, chutney, pop chart radio, gospel music via my Christian parents, steel pan from the pan yard a few hundred feet from my house. Music was constant in many forms, but it wasn’t until my parents split up and my Dad went to NY that I discovered the guitar music that would go on to influence my sound to this day. 

Q: How do you perceive labels? How do you want people to see you? 

A: The world we do live in is the one that has labelled me, feminist, queer, female, feminine, South Asian, immigrant, controversial last name, provocative. I’m just trying to live authentically.

Q: Have you encountered any one who disagrees with you and is unfair to you, due to your views? 

A: To be honest I don’t think they’ve discovered I exist yet! But I am bracing for it; it comes with the territory when just being who you are out loud upsets the status quo.

Q: Your creative process! What does it include, how do you write your songs? Where do you draw influence from? 

A: I tend to go to my well-worn, but much loved, Pearl export drum kit first. Most of the songs are born out of rhythms created on kick, snare, hi hat. I find a groove I dig and run with that. Then I write guitar parts, bass line, vocal melody and lyrics tend to be last. I’m a huge control freak with strong ideas about what each element should sound like, so I record demos using Logic X and take that
to the studio to my engineer so he knows what I’m after sound wise for the final product 

Q: And finally, what is the ultimate goal? Where do you want your music to go? 

A: I’m bored of its current state to be frank. There’s too much mind-blowing talent and music on this planet for us to be presented with anything this dull, safe and beige 24/7. 

 

With her E.P. ‘Alibi’ recently being released, she is ready to take on the world.

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/msmohammed
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4KQ4RHs2ek1FV2GjUSygGN?si=AQT2ZQE3
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5qd5sG7VGI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsMohammedMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsMohammedMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msmohammedmusic/
Website: www.msmohammed.com

 

 

Shackleton – Interview

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

  • I first got into music when I was young mainly because my dad played guitar, so I wanted to as well.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

  • As a kid, I grew up listening to a lot of Green Day. I can’t say that Green Day has much musical influence to me currently but the concept/story in American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown does influence me because I believe albums should tell stories and I think that’s part of the reason those albums were so successful.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • I’ve been writing my own music since I was around 12 years old.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

  • I haven’t played live yet. There is little to no scene where I live and that puts a constraint on playing out.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • My favorite moment in music has to be releasing this album. It has been such a long time in the making and I am very glad I was finally able to complete it.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Wings Of Pegasus Q&A

Wings of Pegasus

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

  • I first started playing the guitar aged 13 when my dad introduced me to the music of Jimi Hendrix. I used to listen to songs and copy them by ear to figure out how to play them. Over the following years I started listening to 80’s guitarists and bands which influenced the direction my own music took.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

  • I grew up listening to all sorts! Even before playing guitar my parents would have pop music in the car, then at age 13 I got into Jimi Hendrix, followed by Van Halen, Whitesnake, Def Leppard and loads of other 80’s bands which I liked because of the guitar solos! I think it definitely has impacted on what I create as some songs will come over as hard rock and quite heavy, but then others may come across with more of a pop/rock influence. It just all depends on how the song comes out when it’s written, I never try to consciously write a ‘pop song’ or a ‘hard rock’ song. I just write and see what comes out!

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • I’ve been playing guitar for 18 years now. I’ve been writing since the age of 18 probably, but I’m pretty sure all of those songs would sound awful now if I had a copy of them!!

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

  • Not often, we used to gig in and around London, for 2 years, but realised no one was coming out to see live bands. The promoters weren’t actually promoting and we never got paid for a gig. It turned out to be not worth it and I realised the time was better spent online to build a following. I’d love to play live regularly, but unfortunately with the current unsigned live music scene it just isn’t possible financially. With that in mind, when we used to gig every week we had 48 followers and 240 likes. Now after spending time online and doing YouTube videos instead, we have over 50,000 followers and over 10,000 likes. I guess it’s a case of trial and error and finding what works for yourself and your music!

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • Personally finishing 3rd in a national unsigned competition out of 12,000 bands was quite an achievement as I knew our music wasn’t fashionable, but people must have liked it! I’d have to say my favourite moment is where I am right now, as people are liking the music, sharing it around and I’m making, selling and sending albums all over the world. We have a strong following on Twitter and Facebook and I’m always asked, ‘when are you touring?’ from different countries. As I still work I say it won’t be straight away, but I hope if the word continues to spread like it is, it won’t be long!

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

You can find us at – 

www.wingsofpegasusband.com

www.facebook.com/wingsofpegasus

For album tracks – www.reverbnation.com/wingsofpegasus

www.twitter.com/wingsofpegasus

I’m pretty much always on the band’s Twitter and Facebook so that’s where to find me!

ShadowIcon

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

Well I always liked listening to music. I have an 8-year older brother with whom I have shared the room when we were kids. Since I “had” to listen to what my big brother was listening to I literally grew up with heavy metal music. Instead of listening to children stories and lullabies, I went to bed listening to Metallica, Slayer, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, etc.

 

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

When my brother moved to his own place (I was just finishing my primary school) I continued to listen to the music I used to listen to before. I was learning the piano at that time since my initial wish was to play keyboards in a heavy metal band. And I grew fond of listening to classical music as well; at least to the “more heavy” classical stuff. I am sure I’m not alone in claiming that Beethoven and many other classical composers were the first metal-heads. Eventually I changed my primary instrument to guitar which is what I play today. Listening to New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), Power Metal and classical music has certainly had a major impact on the music I create today, still trying to combine all these elements from each (sub)genre.

 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I have been playing the piano since I was 9 and have played around with my own ideas since the beginning. Then when I was 15 I stared to learn the guitar. Soon after I formed my first band and we have started to play our own music. The feeling of song writing and then hearing the whole band playing the song that I wrote just gives me this great feeling of fulfilment and joy so I continued to writing new stuff from that point on.

 

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

With ShadowIcon we unfortunately don’t do major touring. The reason is simple: we all have our daily jobs which gives us daily bread. So it is extremely difficult (if not impossible) to do n-month tours. We do have concerts in Slovenia and the surrounding countries. But these are more individual concerts. The last concert that we did was in the capital in the mid December. It was great! We are now rehearsing like crazy to do some EP release concerts in Q2 2015.

 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

There have been many and to highlight one is rather impossible for me.

 

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Facebook is the most popular social media, so we are posting all the new stuff and gossip there (http://www.facebook.com/shadowicon). The more “official” info can be found on our official web site www.shadowicon.com. We are also very happy to reply to any questions that arrive on info@shadowicon.com.

 

Neuronspoiler

Interview with David del Cid

Band-6

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I think I’ve just reached 20 years since I’ve been playing guitar! I grew up in Latin America, being overwhelmed by tropical music beats and not being happy about it but sometime around 1993 or 1994 I found myself watching MTV (still in its good days) at my uncle’s place – the only family grownup who was cool enough to have cable TV – and suddenly Guns n’ Roses’ Sweet Child o’ Mine video came up… I’ve never looked back ever since! Slash was my saviour; thanks to him I realised that being weird, wild and rebellious was a great way to stand out. Some other axe masters like Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, George Lynch, Marty Friedman, Michael Schenker or Eric Johnson came about later on but those early days were crucial in developing my Rock n’ Roll attitude.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

It didn’t take too long for me to discover Judas Priest and for them to become my favourite band ever but I also became really fond of the NWOBHM bands, there are the obvious choices like Maiden, Def Leppard, Diamond Head and Saxon but I do love some obscure bands like Grim Reaper, Demon, Raven, Satan, etc. so I have a lot of old British Heavy Metal influences going on but this music knows no country borders and so there are great bands all over the world, like Accept, Scorpions, MSG, DIO, Manowar, WASP, Iced Earth, Riot, Krokus, Wolf, Baron Rojo, Luzbel, Rata Blanca… hell! I can go on for a while with this.

 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

20 years playing and I have been a songwriter in several bands for about 18 years.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

We have recently taken a step back as far as gigs are concerned, we’re just going for quality than quantity so we’re more focused on different ways of reaching audiences in the hope that soon there will be enough people all over the UK willing to come and see us play. Until that day, we have a few good shows booked [Metal Gods Festival: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Gods-Festival/319448908145690, DenFest 2014: https://www.facebook.com/events/531727826880725/?ref=br_tf] for the summer but we’re more than happy to take more offers!

 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Well my favourite moments are seeing people moved by our music, there are too many to mention and each of them are very special but if I must pick one it’ll have to be our Japanese friend who was a victim of the 2011 tsunami, he told us that our music helped him overcome the difficult ordeal he’s been through. It’s great to know one can be useful sometimes!

 

 

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

http://neuronspoiler.com

http://www.facebook.com/Neuronspoiler

http://www.youtube.com/user/neuronspoiler

http://www.myspace.com/neuronspoiler

http://twitter.com/neuronspoiler