EMQ’s with TENSIION
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brisbane, Australia based Death Groove duo, Tensiion. Huge thanks to guitarist, Phill Corpe, for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Phill Corpe, I play guitar, write & produce.
Myself and Travis hooked up in 2014, with nothing more than an idea to knock out a song or two, and just see if it works…turns out it did.
And we really haven’t stopped since then.
How did you come up with your band name?
Throwing ideas around between us…till something sounded not as shitty and cliché as other options. We started out with the name KILL[UR]SELF…which looked pretty cool aesthetically, but the name grated on me after a few years.
So, we changed it to TENSIION…sounds ok, looks ok….hasn’t annoyed me too much yet.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Brisbane, Australia…We have an insane amount of talent, in many genres, not just rock/metal…it’s a great music scene.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
“Subterfuge”. It’s a five track E.P…the single off it is ‘Dead Weight’.
‘Dead Weight’ (Visualiser)
Who have been your greatest influences?
It’s probably more of an era thing, more than specific bands, stuff that was happening mid 80’s to mid-90’s from varied genre’s, was a golden age that was a pretty big influence. Friends, experiences, travelling, collaborating…all plays a part.
What first got you into music?
Parents, then radio, tape trading with school friends.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?
The best collabs are with people you can connect too, learn shit from, and have a good time with…so whoever covers those bases and is up for it, then im down.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I have no major aspirations of playing huge festivals…happy to roll as a punter…but, hey, I wouldn’t say no to Graspop. Great beer selection, and chilled as fuck.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Well, that question just highlighted the fact we dont get enough gifts.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
I’d happily tell each one personally, it won’t take long.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
We could do with seeing Lemmy again.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I love the creative part, and being able to take it wherever I want…you can get too close to the mix though doing everything yourself, which can make it hard to know if its shit or really good sometimes.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Fuck off Spotify…music has no value with streaming.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
My first record was “Mickey Mouse Disco”, so that’s pretty special.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
I buy vinyl, always will…but they should all come with a download card now. I listen to music most in the car, so can’t live without digital.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Studio project only at this stage…but who knows, never say never!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Sheesh, ummm, other stuff I enjoy doing.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Friends…friends are the best.
What’s next for the band?
We usually take a break for a bit, recharge, do other stuff…then see if we’re up for it again after some time off.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
So glad you asked that question, I think they are!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Cheers for checking out our stuff.
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