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Interview with Joe

So earlier this year you released your fifth album, ‘Phenotype’, what has the response been like so far and how happy were you with the end result? I’m very happy with the end result and I have to say that the album has been received way better than I expected; the overall reviews are very good.

Can you tell us a bit about the name of the album and any themes or concepts behind it if any? I’ll keep it light: ‘Phenotype’ is a term which you`ll encounter in biology studies, specifically DNA/genetic codes. The idea is that the environment, climates and the society you grew up in are embedded in your DNA and therefore will always have an effect on you and your choices in life.

I understand there will be a follow up album, ‘Genotype’ which will be released in 2017, acting as part of a double or second part to ‘Phenotype’ is that correct? If so can you give us any insight into this and what made you decide to do this? Initially we wanted ‘Genotype’ (the song) to be on ‘Phenotype’ as the final track of the album, only then it had to be around 15-20 minutes long. We were at a point where we had already booked the studio days and we had only a few weeks to finalise ‘Genotype’ and the rest of the songs. We had so much material that we still wanted to use, and we felt that ‘Genotype’ could be a lot longer, plus we were not done telling our story. Then we came up with a plan for the second album.

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Features interviews from the following: Bring Me The Horizon, Jimmy Eat World, Silverstein, Memphis May Fire, Silversun Pickups, I Prevail,...

Issue 40 of Stencil Mag!  

Features interviews from the following: Bring Me The Horizon, Jimmy Eat World, Silverstein, Memphis May Fire, Silversun Pickups, I Prevail,...

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