Musicscan:Please introduce yourself and then the rest of the band.
Sinch:I´m Tony, the guitarist. Jamie sings, Dan plays drums, Mike plays bass, and Jay plays the
viditar (ocular noise machine)
Musicscan:What should we know about SINCH? Please sum up your history.
Sinch:Well, we´ve been together as the same members since 1995, we´ve released 3 independent
albums, and our newest release is our first record label debut.
Musicscan:How would you describe your sound to other people and how would you call it?
Sinch:I would say it´s rock with a little bit of electronic mixed in as well as live video.
Musicscan:In my opinion there are different styles of music on your album, do you agree? Is it
import to you to make a varied album?
Sinch:Yes, I agree. It´s definitely important to us to make an album with variety. We all come
from different musical backgrounds, so we try to express as many feelings as possible.
Musicscan:What kind of music is boring for you and how do you try to avoid to play boring music?
Sinch:A lot of the U.S. radio stuff is boring to me. I don´t think we consciously try to avoid
being boring. We just try to keep ourselves entertained.
Musicscan:Do you want to please a specific target group?
Sinch:No. Our music is for everyone.
Musicscan:What are your main influences?
Sinch:I personally listen to a lot of electronic, (Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Bjork). Some
artists we all enjoy are Beck, Tool, Pavement, and Cat Power. There are tons more, but I
think I´ll run out of space!
Musicscan:Which are your favourite bands? Do you all hear the same kind of music?
Sinch:I don´t have a favorite. There are so many artists who are good in different ways that it´s
hard to choose. We listen to some, but not all, of the same stuff.
Musicscan:Are the lyrics equally important as your music? And what are your lyrics mainly deal
Sinch:I think the lyrics are just as important. Jamie mainly writes about life experiences, good
Musicscan:How much attention do you guys put on europe? Are there any tour plans so far?
Sinch:No plans so far. I know we´re all very excited to come over some time. I´m ecstatic that
people so far away get to hear our work.
Musicscan:What does the name or the word SINCH mean? (Couldn«t find it in my dictionary! ;-)
Sinch:It doesn´t really mean anything. We just think of it as a name for what we do.
Musicscan:Why does it took so long (8 years) to realase an album on a (major) label?
Sinch:We´ve always been a "do it yourself" kind of band. We didn´t start out thinking about
record deals or money. We just enjoyed working together independently. I´m glad it took
so long - we could develop as artists before we let everyone hear us.
Musicscan:Why do you choose Roadrunner Records as your label? And how do you get in contact
Sinch:An old friend of ours, Paul Conroy, was active in the local scene for a while, and right
around the time we finished our last EP, he had got a job working for roadrunner in
publishing. He let them listen to it and got a promotion; now he´s our A&R.
Musicscan:I bet you had this one a thousand times! What is the ocular noise machine?
Sinch:It´s a device that one member of the band Jay Smith invented that controls video. It´s
"played" live rather than just hitting play on a VCR. Me and Jay work together in
creating custom video clips and animation for our performances. It´s hard to
explain; you´ve got to see it.
Musicscan:What do you guys do in "real" life - beside the music? What kind of jobs do you have?
Sinch:We try to keep busy. I do animation, Jay does video editing and film work, Dan is a web
Musicscan:At the end of the interview any last words or is there something you like to add?
Sinch:I just want to say thanks for the interview, and I hope you enjoy the album.
Hope to see you soon!!!!