Exclusive: Starset Talk 30 Seconds To Mars, The 1975 & More!
I have some new music for you ears from an amazing band called Starset! When I first checked them out, I was hooked! They channeled some of the best parts of 30 Seconds To Mars that I love so much yet they put their own unique twist on it of course! Now its your turn to check them out…
Check out the interview I did with Dustin Bates:
For the readers who have yet to check you out, describe yourself in 3 words!
When did you first discover your passion for music?
I fell in love with my mom’s Phil Collins album when I was like 8. I’m pretty sure that the epic drum fill in “In the Air Tonight” was what inspired me to start playing my first instrument: drums. Later, I discovered Metallica, which made me want to be in a rock band, and Weezer’s Blue Album gave me the itch to write songs.
What is one song you heard this year that you wish you wrote?
Chocolate by The 1975.
What is your favorite song to perform live currently?
The Future Is Now. It slams live, and just when people think it is over at the bridge, we furn our amps to 11 and we do our best to blow minds.
If you could tour with anyone who would it be?
I might say Pink Floyd with Gilmour and Waters, but that is pretentious for a number of reasons, one of which being they would make us look like idiots. Other bands that would be amazing to tour with for various reasons would be Sigur Ros, Muse, NIN, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones, Karnivool, and Linkin Park. My dream tour of newer bands would be with Bring Me the Horizon and Nothing More.
Describe your dream tour bus!
Anything that isn’t the van that we currently sleep in. Oh, and it would have to look like a space shuttle.
What is the best advice you can give someone who is trying to follow their dreams?
Actually “go for it”. Don’t just follow the dream, but bust your ass towards achieving it. Find out what you need to do to get there, including the peripheral less-than-fun things that are required to pull it off. Following dreams is hard work. Do an honest evaluation of where you are in relation to the dream and formulate your plan based on that, possibly tempering your expectations based upon that. Everything is possible, but painting the Mona Lisa came natural for da Vinci, whereas a lifetime of work wouldn’t get most of the rest of us there. But that isn’t to say we shouldn’t try. Practically every day I hear a new song or see a YouTube video that makes me feel incredibly inferior, but that doesn’t stop me.
Have you had any fan experiences that really stand out to you?
It is awesome and humbling to hear fans give their personal experiences of how a song has helped them. I’ve seen a couple people cry in the crowd while singing the lyrics and it has given me a lump in my throat. It is hard to sing with a lump in your throat. Oh, and someone bought us like $50 worth of tacos. That touched my heart!
What are your tour necessities?
We sleep in a van in Walmart parking lots and shower at Planet Fitness. So. like, I guess those two places are necessary.
Any last words for your fans and our readers?
If you haven’t checked out our debut album, ‘Transmissions’, do it!
What do you think of Starset?
Buy their latest album on iTunes HERE!