-Interview- Porcelain Smile 9/4/08

Porcelain Smile

Genre: Southern metalcore akin to He Is Legend Or Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster.
Interviewed on: 9/4/08
From: Christiansburg, VA


1. How did the band get together and form?

We just started playing together during school, and figured it sounded good, so we kept doing it.

2. How did the theme of the album come about? What's the inspiration behind it?

It's hard to say if we meant for the album to be themed while we werre writing it, but the first few songs we wrote had a very sailor/pirate theme to them, so we decided to keep the theme through the rest of the album.

3. You guys hooked up with Brock Berryhill (Hand to Hand, VersaEmerge) to produce the album, how did you guys hook up with him?

We were looking for a good studio to record our songs, and Brock ended up on the list. We did a lot of research before making a choice, and we made the right one. Brock did us an amazing job recording, and both him and our engineer Evan Coffman, were real cool dudes and kept the sessions fun.

4. You guys played with acts such as Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster and Walls Of Jericho, what is the craziest show you guys ever played and what happened?

The craziest show...would probably be Warped Tour, just because of the experience. That's something not a lot of bands get to do, and we were lucky enough to get a spot. The Maylene show would be close too, because that show was at Virginia Tech which is right near our hometown. so all of our friends were there to see us.

5. What are some of your influences?

As a band, it would be bands like Every Time I Die, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. All of our members have very diverse influences that all add something different to the music

6. What's your thoughts on illegal music downloading?

We're 50/50 on it. On one side, the music's being listened by people and getting out there. On the other hand, the artist doesn't make anything off of their music; it is a business, and a tough one at that

7. What is your favorite song to play live and why?

We realy don't have a "favorite"...it changes every night really. If we had to pick one, it would be either "Withing Hour", "Hold Fast", or "Lovers LIars Jailors, and Sailors"

8. What are you guys currently listening to?

We're listening to a lot of different stuff right now and trying to pull what we can from the different styles. It's ranging from metal, punk, blues, classical...it's a little bit of everything

9. What's next for Porcelain Smile?

We're trying to set up a winter tour right now, and shop ourselves to labels. We'll probably start writing new songs later in the year, and we just want to continue to get better as a band and get our music out to more people.

10. You guys recently played the VA Beach stop of the Warped Tour, how did that go? Catch any other bands that blew you away?

Warped Tour is one of those shows that we'll remember for a long time. It was a great experience that we enjoyed fully. We had a pretty big crowd when we played, and we got to go and watch some of our favorite bands....as far as bands went, Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, Maylene, As I Lay Dying, Say Anything, and Protest the Hero were all very good, and for some of the guys in the band, it was the first time they had seen any of them live.

11. Any shoutouts?

There's a lot, but we'll try and keep it short. Brock and Evan and Starlight Studios, all the bands that we have looked up to and have played with, all those who have helped us get shows in the past and in the future, and Mike at From the Depths for letting us do this interview. We would like to give a big shout out to our families because without their help, we wouldn't be the band that we are today.