Band of the Day: Therein

Just in case our UK-based readers aren’t sick enough of the rubbish weather, we journey Down Under to Brisbane where it’s probably sunny. Assuming it’s not pelting down with hailstones, because Brisbane.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Brisbane, Australia.

How did you meet?

Through mutual friends and during music school study.

How long have you been playing as a band?

9 years.

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

Ned: Cameron

Cameron: Me… it’s a name I liked/used for demos before the band came together, and it stuck since.

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What are your influences?

Ned: Frank Zappa, Dream Theater, Death

Cameron: That and pretty much all the other bands.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Ned: Anything at any time for any reason.

Cameron: That sums it up.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Nothing out of the ordinary, the usual stuff. Being annoyed at things, meteorites, possums, and being a piece of shit. Also probably half our songs are instrumental.

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

Ned: In the past there has been a little too much gluten in the mix. We are working on making things more digestible and easy on the stomach for those who are so inclined.

Cameron: Depends on the night! We pretty much never have the same setlist, and the material can be quite eclectic to begin with, so every show is something different. I think when we have our “full setup” with all the instruments and our fifth dude Anu, the show really takes off and we can use the full spectrum of our material. And going off what Ned said – we have a habit of trying to fit as much music as we can possibly fit into our set time, which can be a bit overwhelming on an unsuspecting crowd. But we’re getting better at it! We lost count of how many shows we’ve played a long time ago.

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

Ned: Played a chorus

Cameron: Yeah that was a wild time.

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

Ned: Rech Cymbals, Chaos Drum Sticks

Cameron: I use Ibanez and Kiesel guitars. Lately I’ve been running a BIAS Head from Positive Grid.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We have our second full length album Aramitama! You can get it at our bandcamp page, and at our gigs (if the plague let’s us). This beast has been in the works for a good few years, and it’s now ready for your ears. That wasn’t supposed to rhyme. Check it out! Buy our shit!

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What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?

Get a few gigs going, put out a few more runs of merch, work on stuff for album 3!

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!

Cameron: Opening – SaraGraces OneHotNight (a band we played with in Japan), supporting – Mr Bungle. That’s my first thought anyway, there are so so many bands that come to mind for this question. I’d love to be on the bill with Meshuggah or Opeth.

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