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Friday, November 22, 2019
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The Moshville Times

Band of the Day: Satin Banshee

Fuzzy punk for you today, courtesy of three-piece Satin Banshee…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from the Chicagoland area, in Illinois!

How did you meet?

The 3 of us have been good friends for a long time now, we all went to high school together and have filled in in each others bands in the past.

How long have you been playing as a band?

we have been playing for only about 7 or so months, our debut show was only in February of this year!

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

It actually came from one of those band name generator websites, I remember seeing it and thinking that it would be a great name for a band like what we are and kept it in my back pocket for about 4 years.

What are your influences?

We love classic punk and stuff like The Misfits, Dead boys, MC5, etc. But I have a soft spot for things like 90’s Scandinavian rock and prog rock and I think that’s what helps us create a more unique sound.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We are very loud and use copious amounts of fuzz, but instead of using traditional punk structures I like to channel my other influences to often create interesting musical passages or melodies.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

A lot of our music is certainly about the human experience, dealing with things like pretension, upholding practical/traditional lifestyles and being true to one’s self, but some of our music is also about literature. I really enjoy classical literature and old sci-fi sort of stuff so I get some song ideas when reading.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

I’ve been told we have a very fun live show, we play with tons of energy and make sure that we dress in a way that compliments our rambunctious style.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

At our most recent show in late July I wanted to climb onto one of my cabinets but I couldn’t keep my balance once I got on, so I jumped off resulting in my whole rig toppling over mid show. Luckily nothing was damaged and we were able to laugh it off and keep playing!

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

We have a pretty standard Pearl kit, however I don’t really know any of the specifics about it. our bassist plays a Gibson short scale SG bass through an old Acoustic 150b stack and I typically play either one of my Les Paul JRs or my 70’s Strat through a Laney AOR full stack.

What are your plans for 2019?

We have at least one single to be released within the rest of the year but besides that we are just going to continue writing for our upcoming album and playing shows!

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 certainly have my other band, The Count, opening and our drummers other band, The Recall, finishing the night off!

Satin Banshee: facebook | bandcamp | youtube | spotify

About The Author

Ross

Described as a gig junkie, can be seen at anything from the Quireboys to Black Label Society and everything in between.

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