"I think a new live music scene needs to happen again, on this side of the mountains."
Orange rockers, The Burn Card, take to the Lust for Live stage for the first time on Saturday, July 16, at the Macquarie Inn.
Lust for Live's Clinton Hoy catches up with Andrew from the band to talk about touring and what we can expect from the gang when they hit Dubbo.
L4L: The Burn Card is an interesting band name - what inspired the choice?
It was our lead guitarist & co founder Kane who came up with our name. "The Burn Card" is in Poker the Discard. You know, the card you get rid of. I like knowing that "The Burn Card" could either be the card that no one wanted, or the one that someone desperately needed.
L4L: For those who haven't had the fortune of seeing you, how would you describe the experience?
Committed, heavy & loud! We give as much as we can in every gig that we do. And I like to get around the room to engage the crowd a little more closely.
L4L: What have you found the difference to be performing in regional areas v metro?
Metro areas seem to be a place we should be playing, but I think it's more important to try and play in our regional areas so we can help promote local original music. I think it's quite important to try & get as much going in our regional centres, as live entertainment seems to be becoming much rarer thing to see at your local watering holes than around places like Sydney. I think a new live music scene needs to happen again, on this side of the mountains.
L4L: You've released a few recordings, can you tell us about your songwriting and recording process?
Our song writing process is pretty simple. Kane & Matthew write some riffs, Kane takes those ideas & uses a programme using bass & drum effects to write an instrumental for everyone to practice with, & I try to use the working title to get inspiration for lyrics.
L4L: What does the rest of 2016 hold for the band?
The only other gig we have so far is 4 on the 4loor in Sept, so we're happy to do another gigs on offer! On another note, this gig marks our new bass player Kurt Hodder's first outing with the band. He took over from Amy-Lee Kjoller a few months ago and has slotted in very nicely and brought his own sound to the band that we look forward to showcasing on future recordings.
L4L: What the songs that end up playing when The Burn Card are on tour in the van/bus/car/horse & carriage?
Our driving playlist would consist of bands like AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Faith No More, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Guns n Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust, Periphery, Nightwish, Queensryche, Motörhead, Rose Tattoo and Disturbed.