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Soundwave Festival: 3Wiseartist spotlight

Not content with running this country’s biggest, hard-rocking festival, last year the music heads behind Soundwave started their own label – 3Wise Records. A stack of the bands from the roster will be landing on our shores this week for Soundwave 2012, so we decided to find a little bit more about them.

What we discovered? Most of them want to duet with Marilyn Manson, David Hasselhoff counts as a punk rock influence and Madina Lake are really looking forward to having dinner with AJ Maddah because he “brings so much happiness to countless people.”

Madina Lake

Describe your music in three words.
Buried, Beneath, Stigma.

Who do you consider your biggest musical influence?
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins. This is generally the answer we've given in the past. This time, it holds truer than ever. We've had the good fortune to connect and create with him, on our latest record World War III. It soared beyond anything we could have imagined. Now, it's a timeless piece of music that we'll always be a part of.

Which one of your songs do you think best sums up what you do and the music you make?
Howdy Neighbor, again on World War III. It embodies the nuances that we pride ourselves in, when we aspire to push alternative rock down the Madina rabbit hole.

What are you most looking forward to doing when you reach Australia?
Having dinner with AJ and Jo Maddah, the organizers of the festival. They are two of the most compassionate, talented and beautiful souls, who bring so much happiness to countless people.

Of all the bands playing with you at Soundwave who do you want to be standing side of stage for?
Dillinger Escape Plan. If you haven't experienced them yet, I implore you to do so, and this answer will make a lot of sense.

If you could invite any member (or members) of any of the Soundwave bands on stage with you for a cameo who would it be, and which one of your songs would it be for?
Marilyn Manson. It's a stylistic stretch, but philosophically, we seem to have similar impressions of how the world operates.

Zebrahead

Describe your music in three words.
Get You Pregnant aka Country Dub Punk.

Who is your biggest musical influence?
I would have to say it’s a tie between David Hasselhoff and Slayer.

Which one of your songs do you think best sums up what you do and the music you make?
I think our cover of Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne pretty much sums it up for us as a band. We are all great dancers and did our own choreography and stunts in the video. We’re that good.

What are you most looking forward to doing when you reach Australia?
We are really excited to go see the town where Arnold Schwarzenegger was born.

Of all the bands playing with you at Soundwave who do you want to be standing side of stage for?
I’m going to try and sneak on stage to watch Steel Panther. I’ve been training for months now. I think I have a good shot.

If you could invite any member (or members) of any of the Soundwave bands on stage with you for a cameo who would it be, and which one of your songs would it be for?
I would love to have Marilyn Manson come out and sing our international mega hit “Playmate of the Year” with us. And you know what? I think it’s gonna happen

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chasingdragonflies

chasingdragonflies said on the 11th Mar, 2012

great shows from madina and i am the avalanche