Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Piledriver was one of the first local hardcore bands that I've heard. They are one of the hardest working band in the Philippines today. I was lucky enough to have an interview with them and eventually featured them on the first issue of Aspire Fanzine. Back then they have finished the recording for Southside Kings and on their way for the mixing and mastering the tracks. Fast forward to August 2011, SOUTHSIDE KINGS is out! Yes, after the long wait, it is now out.
Here are some of the excerpts from the Piledriver interview on Aspire:
What were the major influences for the songs and overall feel of Southside Kings?
Howell: Still the same PD formula but we can say that we matured musically in this release. We try some new element and it worked just fine.
What does Southside Kings mean to you as an album and as a statement as well?
Howell: We worked hard for this release, this is one thing we are proud of. We can't really wait to get it out.. This release will speak for itself..
Hardcore lyrics are some of the truest and sincere words that I've heard in my lifetime. What do you hope listeners and detractors alike would take from the songs off Southside Kings?
Howell: Its up to them what they will take from our songs.. Hope we can share something worth for all the kids on Southside Kings CD..
YOU CAN GET YOURS AT:
MANILA - CRANK MUSIC RELIEF Call or Text 0917-352-3157 Php 250.00
LAGUNA - SOUTHSTYLE AUTO DECALS, BRGY. TAGAPO, SANTA ROSA CITY.. P250.00
ELSEWHERE/INTERNATIONAL - Piledriver Webstore
SSK IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THESE SHOWS:
SEPT. 2, 2011 @ ONE STOP VENUE, MALAYBALAY, BUKIDNON
SEPT. 3, 2011 @ PUNCHBOWL, CAGAYAN DE ORO
SEPT. 10, 2011 @ LIPA CITY, BATANGAS
SEPT. 17, 2011 @ AMNESIA BAR, BIÑAN, LAGUNA
OCT. 1, 2011 @ AMNESIA BAR, BIÑAN, LAGUNA
OCT. 29, 2011 @ EARTH DECAY, SAN PABLO CITY, LAGUNA