Risk has been around for over two years now, having released quite decent 2011 demo EP and more recently split with their folks Weightlifter. The band has intensive, thrashy sound which mixed with pissed-off lyrics makes for some decent tunes which must make crowd go crazy at their shows. Here’s a short interview with Brendan who handles vocal.
Risk has been around for over two years now, having released quite decent 2011 demo EP and more recently split with their folks Weightlifter. The band has intensive, thrashy sound which mixed with pissed-off lyrics makes for some decent tunes which must make crowd go crazy at their shows. Here’s a short interview with Brendan who handles vocal.Give us some background on what Risk is about?
We started a band as 4 best friends just trying to have fun, and it took off, at the end of the day it’s all about having fun with your best homies for us
Who is who and how did you start as a band?
I(Brendan) do vocals, Reeses shreds the guitar, Kaweh does bass, and Marky's our drummer. We were all over marks house on new year’s eve in 2009 and decided to start a band out of fun
Where you from and how is the scene over there?
We're from Billerica, Massachusetts. The scene out here is great, there's so many kids into hardcore and everyone is wicked supportive. Anchors Up is the best venue in the world, MVHC
Can you tell us a little about your releases - the 2011 EP and the split with Weightlifter?
With 2011, we wanted to change our sound completely and mature as a band, I gotta say I listen to 2011 at least once a week. The Split with Weightlifter, we decided we were going to put out a full length and wanted to drop a early teaser.
What are some of your main musical influences?
Literally every corner of hardcore, we take things from all the bands we listen to and switch it up into our style
And where do you get ideas for the lyrics from?
Random poetry, grand theft auto dialogue.
You played couple of fests last year, such as SkateFest or Deep Infest. How was it?
Skatefest 3 and 4 were great. I love playing in our hometown, especially for a great cause. Keep your eyes peeled for Skatefest 5! As for Deep In Fest, we actually had to drop that, reeses decided to get his wisdom teeth out and be a debby downer.
Best places to play shows? Worst?
The best venues we've played at are McGee’s Barnyard (RIP), Anchor's Up, The TUMC in Tewksbury, and The Kave in Maine. The worst venue is the Black Pearl, good riddance
How did you get into hardcore?
I started skating with some kids in Billerica who were into hardcore, and I got into from them. SHOT ON SIGHT CREW
What are your picks for best releases in 2011?
The Grift by Dry Heave, Isolation by Harm's Way What else can we expect from Risk in the future? We're dropping a full length sometime in 2012, along with new merch, summer tour, and big shows in the works
Any last words or shout outs?
97h8, sn, roadrunner, down and out, all i am, MVHC, featherweight, cerce, reset, and anyone who's supported us. Hardcore forever!