Q&A: New Skinn vs Branch Arterial
Anth (New Skinn) question’s Daz (Branch Arterial)
It says on your FaceBook "No clicks, no backing tracks, no samples....there is only rock.....ok now there's clicks". For the fans that don't know your sound, explain what they can expect when they see you live?
Oh yeah that! The fans can expect a straight up rock show from us! Driving bass, chunky guitars, wailing vocals, and PHat drums! A melodic soundscape of colour, light, sound.....and shirtless antics.....mainly from our singer, Nigel!
How did the name Branch Arterial come about?
It was actually the third or fourth name we came up with, but due to a few changes of heart, and some "copyright" issues, we changed it to Branch Arterial. It came about from staring at an overhanging branch on a stretch of road, thinking it looked like an artery.....and countless sleepless hours trying to come up with a band name!
What has been your most memorable show?
I'd have to say our New Year's Eve gig with Dead Letter Circus up on the Gold Coast last year. We spent a few days up in sunny QLD, then rocked the shit outta the Coolangatta hotel to a near sold out crowd!
Do you guys plan on doing a tour to follow your Single Launch? If so, whereabouts?
The tour is being finalised as we speak! There's definitely going to be a couple more Melbourne shows, as well as heading back up to NSW and Radelaide. And we'll be heading down to Tassie for the first time too, which we're really pumped about!
And finally, how would you describe your new single Faces as opposed to your last EP Voices Unknown?
The tracks on Voices were a little longer, and we only really had one shorter "power" song. Faces is our "stand up and pay attention!" track, almost like Branch 2.0. It'll hit you straight away, and hit you hard.....then hit you again......and then some more.....actually we're going to put a warning on it that says, "This song will ACTUALLY hit you, so you probably should buy it!" No but really you should buy it, it's great.
Daz (Branch Arterial) question’s Anth (New Skinn)
I notice that a few of you guys have nicknames, "Xman" and "GreekMan," etc. Do you all have nicknames, and would you consider changing them to replicate your favourite onstage rock move, ie Stands on the drum riser man," "Wide legged rock pose man," etc?
Haha yeh Chris and I have those nicknames, Phil is the Angry Garden Gnome and Joe is The Hairy One!
Your bass player, Chris, always wears a tie. If you could liken him to a ZZ Top song, would it be Legs, or Sharp Dressed Man?
Definitely Sharp Dressed Man! We put the red tie on him before each show without him knowing as he's colour blind and can’t see red..... Hope he doesn't read this!
Do you think Barack Obama listens to New Skinn? And how would he describe your music?
Barack Obama definitely listens to us. He thinks our song Unfaithful Departed is about Bin Laden! Don’t know why! He would describe our music as motivation to his capture.... And his goats!
And if Mr Obama did come to see your show, what would he tell his puppies about it on his return home?
He would tell them to organise us to play at their Christmas party. This Hi-Fi show is such a good lineup, he would ask for the same lineup I think!.
And finally, tell the fans what the HELL you guys are doing next!
At our Hi-Fi show.......maybe!
NEW SKINN and BRANCH ARTERIAL play The Hi-Fi on Friday June 29.