Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are very pleased to bring you an interview with Perth-based melodic metal/metalcore band, Patient Sixty-Seven!
1. How did you get started as a band?
Tom: The band started a few years ago when we started demo’ing out a few tracks with our old guitarist. We knew each other through work and both kinda thought it’d be fun to make music and see what came of it. The idea started picking up steam and before we knew it we were playing shows and releasing music. It was really cool to see it come together like it has.
Rory: I was brought in at the start of 2017 originally as a fill in bassist, and eventually was offered a full time slot on bass. One of the guitarists ended up leaving shortly after that and I was moved over onto Guitar.
Tom: Rory has been incredible since joining our band. I remember there was a bigger show we were playing and last-minute we needed someone to fill a guitar slot. As he’d only played bass for us I wasn’t’ sure how he’d go but learnt it all within a day and killed it on stage. As you might have heard with our last release, he’s become an integral part of our sound and has just fitted in seamlessly.
2. How would you describe your sound?
Rory: I guess the easiest way to describe us is simply metalcore. In our music I hear influences from the likes of In Hearts Wake, Breakdown of Sanity and I would liken our sound to bands like that.
Tom: Good list, I have to agree! We are definitely very driven by the sounds of those big metalcore bands. I try to incorporate some electronic elements into our sound too, I love bands like the Browning who just do it so well. It just helps create different sort of atmosphere’s within the song and a new dynamic.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Rory: Personally, my biggest influences musically are bands like Architects and Parkway Drive.
Tom: My favourite heavy band is Confide, that’ll probably never change. I know in terms of writing our music, there’s an influence taken from bands like In Hearts Wake, The Plot in You, Blessthefall – and for me as a lyricist I listen to alot of rap. I love guys like Eminem, Obie Trice and The Game! Those guys are incredible and their wordplay and ability, in all hiphop really, to tell a story – it’s so well done.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Rory: Oh definitely helped us, YouTube has always been a great way to present our music to people in an easily accessible way, but streaming sites like Spotify have opened up another avenue with which we can share what we create with more people.
Tom: Yeah definitely, it’s a big plus. Obviously it comes with the competitiveness and what not that’s associated with the internet in general. You have to work really hard to keep people’s attention. That’s a challenge in itself but I think it’s just about working in different ways to put yourself out there and get people listening!
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Rory: My life pretty much revolves around creating and playing music, but otherwise I spend a lot of my time reading books and playing video games usually.
Tom: I game alot as well and probably spend waaaay too much time watching sports. We all work which keeps us busy, but we are constantly looking to stay involved with music.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
Rory: I’d like to tour sometime in the future, even if it were to just be a weekender over east. I’ve always wanted to take our music out of the local area we live in.
Tom: We are definitely hitting some new places in 2018. it’s so hard in Perth as we are the most isolated city in the world, but with our new EP dropping soon we are planning to put in the work and get ourselves out there.
We’d like to thank Patient Sixty-Seven for taking the time to speak with us. You can pick up their music via Bandcamp, Big Cartel, Spotify, Deezer and via Apple Music below. Keep up to date with their news & find out more by checking them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and watch their videos on YouTube!