New week, new Band of the Day! We’re going cross-Atlantic today to find out a bit about Deitre…
How did you meet?
We met through separate project. Peter produced my old bands album, and once we broke up, Pete and I decided to start our own project.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We have been together for about three years now.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The band name came to Pete during meditation. The name itself is our spiritual guide that was sent to us to help us achieve what we were destined to achieve.
What are your influences?
Richie Bee: Pete & I would say different things here. His music history is much more broad than mine. I grew up on pop. Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, etc.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
I think our music is unique because our collaboration is unique. We come from different music backgrounds and so the stuff we create together really does have a sound that you can’t quite put your finger on. I also think that aesthetically we are bringing something to the table that’s a little more bold & unique.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
I guess it would depend on where I am at when I am writing. A lot of times I will write without thinking, take a step back afterwards, and actually listen to the words myself. It’s amazing how much I learn about myself through my music.
Our album that is currently out is a lot more angsty. I was in a place where I was really tired of being told what to do and how to live my life. So a lot of our lyrical themes were about embracing who you are and doing exactly what you want to do.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Bold, honest, funny. Partial nudity and lots of sweat. It’s all about telling the story of the song. WHATEVER THAT MEANS IN THAT MOMENT because it’s always changing.
We have probably played over 50 shows by this point.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
I’m all about breaking the barrier between the stage & the audience. It makes it more intimate for both myself & them.
What are your plans for 2019?
We are releasing our third music video to our song “Jesse” so keep an eye out for that. Also, going to be releasing a couple of singles before releasing our next EP this summer 2019.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
I would have Shadow Monster based out of Brooklyn open for us, and choose to open for The Dead Weather.