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Interview with 'Incentives'

We had a brief chat with Australian Metalcore/Hardcore band Incentives, here is what they said.

Firstly, introduce yourself/yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be? Holla! We’re Incentives, an Australian band based in Melbourne playing Melodic Metalcore/Hardcore. We’ve been around for about three years, although things have only been serious for a bit over a year now. Basically we started off in the stereotypical manner, a few friends from primary school and high school coming together and jamming in a garage, very little talent, very little experience, but good times. What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations? Our three original members were all still in school so we were still pretty early on in the piece with our teenage aspirations. Kyle (vocals) was playing a lot of Australian Rules Football (AFL) and that was probably his teenage ambition before he got lazy and stopped training. Rory (guitar) was playing basketball and was set for the big time but was told he needed to grow 3ft in a year and so instead decided to just fight people on the jiu-jitsu mats. Max (guitar) is pretty much living out his life exactly as he planned, the lucky/talented bugger. Jeremy (bass) came along later on and was already studying Sound-Engineering hoping for a career in the music industry making all kinds of music. And finally, Joe moved to Melbourne to get involved with a band, and that’s been a successful mission. Tell us about your latest EP/Album and why our readers should check it out? Well funny you mention this, because we are yet to release an EP/Album, but this is all about to change with our debut EP dropping June 30th. We feel like this new stuff is above and beyond anything we’ve done. We were concerned when we lost our drummer and clean vocalist that we may struggle to fill his void, but we have stepped up our game in literally every way and created something that we personally think is both enjoyable and unique! Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why? I don’t think we’ve got to the point yet where we are meeting huge industry names, but we got to tour with a band called Hand of Mercy last year over in New Zealand and that was pretty cool. A lot of us have been listening to them for years and years, and so to be touring another country with them was sweet! If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect? Lots of energy! We’d like to think that we’ve really stepped our live show up as of late. Lots of movement and good vibes are a plenty. If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why? Slipknot are touring Australia later this year so if they’d be ever so kind as to invite us along, that’d be wonderful. Anyone that’s been lucky enough to witness a live show of theirs would understand just how exciting a tour with them would be. Not only that but also playing to huge crowds and being able to do all kinds of things in terms of our own stage show. You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about? Michael Jackson would be one seriously interesting person to sit down and chat with. There probably never has or possibly ever will be someone quite as influential and game changing. The man could tell an off the cuff story that’d be more interesting than anything you’ve heard or done in your life. And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie? Ah yes, the age-old question. Suppose it depends on how you view your Christmas. It does touch on the importance of family, not to mention the fact that the dude is going through some form of hell, so if that doesn’t remind us to be thankful of our current situation then god knows what does. We just want to say thank you for taking the time to answer our questions

Not a problem! Thank you for the questions and reminding us to watch Die Hard again.

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