-Interview- Trick The Riddle (4/25/17)

Trick The Riddle talks about their "Untitled" EP, the New York music scene and much more.


From: Long Island, NY
Sounds like: Alternative Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Trick The Riddle” and is there any meaning behind it?

We all started playing quite young and really just loved a certain band or artist that inspired us. We all met in a previous band and decided to move forward in a different direction with the music, once all of the members truly decided what they wanted to say with their sound. Mike presented the name, but the story is too dark to tell.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "Untitled" EP?

This is some raw shit.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

A lot of energy and a lot of loudness.

4. What's your favorite track to play live?

A new song we’ve been working on called "High Roller".

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

Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, and The Story So Far.

6. Any crazy show stories?

It seems there can never be a show where all of Luke’s electronics work properly.

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

Rock is definitely dead but the corpse isn’t out of the room just yet.

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

New York and Long Island in general aren’t the best scenes for local music; any acts that come through are generally too big and already have tour packages, and there’s no venues or groups of people that like to support an artist they’ve never heard before, so generally most venues are pay-to-play which really hurts a band like us, and the hundreds of other bands like us.

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

With the invention of the internet and portable music in the form of digital files, it’s a sad consequence that we have to accept, on both sides; I liked when CD’s were around, it solved so many problems. Regardless, I think all music should be free but in a world where money is necessary, if you like an artist buy their stuff. Period.

10. What’s next for Trick The Riddle?

Playing a lot of shows and trying to get as many people to hear our EP as possible.

11. Any shoutouts? JAAAAAAAAAAAAAMES.