What is the craziest thing that has ever happened on stage? We are cursed with bad-luck on stage. If mics pack up, or amps bail, it’s usually in our slot. So we are always prepared for weird stuff to happen when we’re on. Nico’s nose once started bleeding whilst on stage, and a girl from the crowd offered him her shirt to wipe the blood...totally freaky.
Where do you find inspiration for your song writing and what is the process like? We find inspiration from our peers, families, relationships, society and politics, anything that influences us in any way. We draw a lot from society, like socio-political, racism and hatred issues. South Africa’s youth is in a very weird place at the moment and we try and provide answers to where we’re going as South Africans. Burger normally comes up with the lyrics and guitar riffs then we get together and play them until they gel. Which music and bands inspire and influence you? Bullet for my Valentine, As I lay dying, Staind,
Do you ever get nervous before going on stage? Not so much, although Peter usually gets very anxious and quiet in the corner. As an Afrikaans band, do you find it harder to make it in the music industry? Yes and no. Afrikaans people are more receptive to Afrikaans music. It’s easier for us to make it in the English metal scene than we think it is for English metal bands, there are just so many...and there are so many that are good. Do you as a band ever have a difference of opinion and how do you deal with them? We often have different opinions when writing new music...but we have no issues discussing them. If it’s a valid point we’ll vote on it...luckily when you include Justin our manager, we are five people, so there will always be a winner when we go to a vote.
What do you wish for the future of the band? We are already quite happy with where we are. We’ve been blessed with amazing opportunities and experiences so far. Obviously it would be great to be able to do music full time although when you do things as a hobby instead of a day-job you are more passionate and creative about it. And lastly where can people get hold of you or find your music? The wonders of social networking. You can check us out at www.facebook.com/7stukkesilwer,
http://www.reverbanation.com/7st ukkesilwer, twitter.com/7stukkesilwer or on www.7stukkesilwer.com
Photography by: Profile photo credited to: Chris Townsent & Performance photos credited to: Tanye Schreuder
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