Today for 10 Questions we have an interview with the band Terra Terra Terra. The band currently has their first single “Transmission Lost” being added to an insane amount of alternative radio playlists, making you bound to hear their Indie Prog-Pop this summer. This Lakeland, FL has their debut LP Mind Like A Man, Soul Like A Child coming out soon. Check out what they have to say.
1. What is the biggest mistake your group ever made?
I think the biggest mistake a band could ever make would be to be lazy! We have learned that this industry is moving very fast and if you don’t keep up with your music and promotion you will get left behind.
2. What is the smartest thing your group has ever done?
Not getting caught up in what the “intellectuals” think. The phrase “selling out” gets used to often. Don’t worry about what the scene elite thinks. Write music you and your fans enjoy and you cant go wrong.
3. What advice can you give for a group looking to improve their live show?
Having a show that never stops. I know most bands think they are funny and charismatic but if you were in the crowd listening to yourself you would realize that your not. People came to hear music so give them what they want. Don’t have awkward silence in between songs instead have some kind of musical filler.
4. What advice can you give for a group to build up a buzz?
The Internet is our best friend! Get on every site possible and keep up with it. The Internet is the best tool you have and the best part is that its free!
5. What is the coolest piece of gear you have come across recently?
My lead guitarist and I are both playing through crate club 50′s! Great all tube amp with killer tone and loud!
6. What is something you should bring on tour that most people may not think of?
Some sort of recording set up. Once you get on the road inspiration can come up at any time. The last thing you want is to be 1000 miles from home and no way to remember the sweet riff or vocal melody you just came up with.
7. Tell us something cool you did in the recording studio?
The funny thing was the nick names the recording crew had for each other. I won’t get into details but if you ever in Jersey or NYC look up the rapist!
8. Tell us a cool story from the road?
One time on tour our van broke down so we had to call AAA to tow us to the nearest auto shop. The problem was we were pretty sure he was a creep and he really enjoyed squeezing 5 young guys into a small truck cab with him! Creepy.
9. What is the dumbest thing you see other bands do?
Play music and leave. Networking is a must and if you are not taking time to meet other bands, promoters,and venue owners you are making a HUGE mistake.
10. What have you learned songwriting wise recently?
Bass is Huge! A lot of times I would bury the bass in our songs, not understanding that even though it is a rhythm instrument it has the potential to take a front seat in a lot of music. With the right bass player and good songwriting you could have an awesome track.