-Interview- Sinicle (2/14/14)

From: Reno, NV
Sounds like: Hard Rock/Metal

1.How did the band come together and form? Who thought of the name “Sinicle” and is there any meaning behind it?

The band started in the small humble town of Reno Nevada by three teens with a passion for music and a dream bigger than themselves. After building a great following and honing performance skills playing house parties and local shows the band decided to move to Hollywood to get their music degrees and further our opportunities.

The band name is a funny thing because I (drew) specifically remember coming up with the name along side an old friend of mine. I told the other two in the band that Sinicle would be a good name for the band. They didn't agree. Then a few weeks later after a day at high school a peer asked us what our band name was and the others replied Sinicle. I was confused and thought they didn't want that name! The story some how got shaky and if you ask the other two in the band they claim to have been looking up random words in the dictionary and came across Sinicle. I don't know how this can be true because for one, being a 14 year old kid I did not know the meaning of cynical, NOR the correct way to spell it! Like the game telephone I guess!

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

As an artist the goal is always to emotionally move some one. To relate, to impact, for that to be "Some one's jam." As a starving musicians we rely on that to hopefully make such an impact to support and purchase the music.

3. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

A grey area between Rock and Metal. Groove and melody are very important to us.

4. What can people expect from your live show?

Energy! I want to open up my soul and grab yours!! Our live show has always been one of our strong points and I believe that has to due with how long we've known each other and all of our live performance experience in sweaty basements to big stages.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Black Sabbath, duh. System of a Down

6. Any crazy show stories?

Shit used to get crazy back in the house party days. One of my personal favorites is being the last party before we left to LA and I was throwing up while playing, the crowd thought it was the best thing ever. More recently we've had Rock N Roll Jesus at our shows, drunk girls stealing the mic half naked, sound guys doing coke on mixing board, all types of fun. Oh or the time a band in Reno accused us of stealing their equipment because we stole the show. They put it up on their social media, thanks for the publicity guys!!! The more we see the less suprised we are!

7. What’s your take on the current state of hard rock?

The dinosaurs are growing old (yet still taking revenue) and the indies are starting a movement. There hasn't been a whole lot of "GREAT" music lately but there is some good music. Once these dinosaurs who we all grew up on go extinct, people will be forced to pay attention to the underground movement and the fans who stay current on music will be the "told ya so!"s With today's internet exposure, the options are unlimited.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in Nevada both locally and state wide?

Hollywood is a crazy place because every one is some one or trying to be some one. People are only going to come out to your show if it is truly worth checking out. In Reno, people come to the show for the experience. It is funny because in Hollywood there is no consumer, no fan, but opportunities in this town are invaluable. On the other hand in Reno you have a great local scene between bands, fans and promoters but no one to really conduct every one and guide them.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

We grew up in the middle of the Napster blow up. Essentially we helped destroy physical sales, downloading albums and being exposed to so much music. But today, it is harder to download music illegally and people can just stream what ever they want. I think the music industry is ahead of the consumer at this point and in theory download sales are great but what they really prove is that the person who bought that sale actually believes in you, because if they didn't and just wanted the music itself, they would download it illegally. There is still value in a physical item and people like that but first they need to love your product, this is why free downloads are important especially for newer bands that people haven't heard.

10. What’s next for Sinicle?

Feeding our souls by continuing to write, record, distribute and perform for the rest of our lives. Our latest release Still in Mind is considered some of our best work yet, we hope you agree!

11. Any shoutouts?

Huge shout out to all of the Sinicle Fam .