Interveiw with www.steelandfire.net June 2011
Interview with the faces of the
New British Punk- BAD HABITS!!
1. Well, let's start with the big'one-
Thor. You got a ton of coverage on that one, and it was incredibly
funny. How did it happen?
We were supposed to have a part in the film as Red was up for a
minor acting role in the movie and they also suggested using this
track for part of the film music. As neither of these things
happened in the end we decided to spoof it up and make our own mad
music video. We didnt expect all the coverage weve been
getting but really appreciate the fact that ppl have been so
supportive as we love to entertain on a visual level also. We are
artists on all levels and we love a bit of visual grafitti.
2. The media(such as it is) calls you
guys the new face of British punk. Are you happy with that label or
is it constrictive at times?
Yeah we love that label or any label ppl give us. We really dont
mind about labels as we know we dont sound like anyone else
out there at the moment so if a label makes it easier for people to
understand our sound thats fine for us. We dont try to
limit ourselves within any labels ppl give us. We see ourselves as a
bullet train going off the rails and whatever media wall we hit we
crash into. Well take the debris on down the track and carry
on going our own way.
3. I see you guys decided to do things by
yourselves without bothering with an actual label- punk view or just
practicality? Do you think this can be a viable solution for all
bands willing to get rid of labels?
A bit of both we were just tired of ppl trying to make us fit into
their preconceived boxes of what they expect us to sound like and
just decided to do it all ourselves. We didnt want to sound
like anyone else, just original as we are. Independent labels have
always been the breeding ground for new music, often when the
success comes they become corporate and completely lose their
identity. It is always inspiring to see new and avant garde thinkers
(like yourselves, Steel and Fire, for instance) doing something new.
We will always be true to our own individual vision and encourage
others to do so too.
4. Black Venom is fun and very well done-
any chance of taking it on the road? Or are you just intentionally
planning to make us all go down to London for a Bad Habits show?
We are going to take this on a nationwide tour so if there is a
venue in your area let us know...
5. Tell me about Black Venom- the story,
the concept and how did it all come out like this.
Black Venom was an anti-super-hero-idea. A virus in the blood of
Hollywood and the Establishmemt. A fingers up to the
glitter machine of Pop-Idol-Ex-Lax-Factor pushers by do-it-yourself
heroes. Black Venom is the dark horse and dark blood energy that
runs inside everyone. Its the fuel that keeps us going no
matter who or what tries to hold us down or shut it off. Its
the individuality within each person that everyone should be proud
of and not afraid to show. Black Venom is also the audio embodiment
of pulp fiction, pop art and surrealism. The Roy Litchenstein meets
Salvatore Dali dimension in this HDTV world.
6. How is the scene nowadays? Many people
claim its dead in the water, but that's obviously untrue, so
what's it look like from where you're standing?
New horizons! We believe the face of music is changing and ppl want
to hear personality shine through again as we ourselves are so bored
of everything sounding too perfect, overly computerized, soulless
and inhuman. Its about the energy coming through.
7. Who are you guys when the make-up
That would be telling wouldnt it?
8. I see you're also doing a lot of
promoter work- how did that happen?
This was due to the fact we couldnt get any supports as the
powers that be didnt get us, especially in
Britain which has a history of the last to say yes and
stab itself in the arse, and the promoters who did support us kept
trying to rip us off. So we thought it was better to get rid of the
middleman. We also like to promote up and coming bands who are a
little bit left of centre. From September we are promoting gigs in a
club in Liverpool Street (The Pipeline) where we also are filming
our TV show Meet The Butanes Bad Habits/Night Breed
9. What music do you guys listen to? What
do you like (and hate)?
We love punk, metal, hard rock, anything with punch and vigor. A
good dose of melody, loads of guitars, the thunder of the drums and
the scream of the wounded. We hate syrup pop and manufactured
10. A final word?
Love us or hate us were here to stay. Musics in our
blood and we cant live any other way! Rock out! Punk on!!! And
this, ladies and gentlemen, is it. You will get to hear Bad Habits
on our radio soon, and until then you should head to
www.badhabits.me.uk and have a look, buy their albums and support
the independent scene!!!
Contact us at:
|"...these guys are
LOUD man!!! Riffy Dirty Punksters!!!" Steve
Harris, Xfm Radio 104.9FM London U.K.
The New Ramones
Bad Habits are the new face of British
Punk Mick Jones, The Clash
These guys have brought the punk metal scene back!
Paul Dianno, ex-frontman of Iron Maiden
The next big thing! Dave Ling,
Britain s finally got a rock and roll band! Watch out!
Howard Stern, K Rock Radio America
Horror Punk Metal=Bad Habits! Youve been
warned! Nigel Wingrove, Salvation Films
These guys will burn u on the altars of rock & roll fire!
a Female-fronted modern version of the Ramones.
John Coleman, Music Journalist, Whats
BAD HABITS is currently featured in a few magazines. Please check
out the following links www.whatsoninlondon.co.uk and
www.snazmusic.com If you find other press about our band please let
us know and if you are interested in getting any material on us to
do a review please contact us on email@example.com.
Any and all support would be greatly appreciated!!!
LET THE MAYHEM BEGIN!!!!
X Red, Glo & Santos
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