Valentine Suicide (Screamo/Hardcore)

Written by Jonny Havoc

Valentine Suicide
Posted Jul 12, 2007.

barry "pnut" garner : vocals
damon "elmo" willison : vocals
shaun "slip" cotteril : bass
steven roberts : lead guitar
rob blackburn : 2nd guitar
patric "patty" boyd : drums

Do you have any upcoming shows?
friday 13th july @ the sun inn stockton
wednesday 08 august @escobar hartlepool
friday 17th @ the sun inn stockton with drugdealer chearleader

Alot of our readers are from US, could you tell us a little about the music scene for a screamo/hardcore band from the U.K.?
pnut - i think the scene around the north east is hard to crack because there is a lot of bands but on the other hand there are alot of people here that love it.we get a great response form every gig we get from people from all over the area. i think it is a good place for this style of music due to the many fans of the music

What inspires most of your lyrics?
it is mainly things that have happened to us in life and what it feels like to be us

What is the best thing about music?
i love the way it can move people, even if they dont know you they still can relate to you through music

What other instruments can you guys play?
well our drumer can also play the guitar and so can damon our other vocalist

Any funny/interesting stories?
there are a few like but i dont think we can put them in here apart from that we are all really good mates before we started this so it makes it a better experience for all of us and its a first for us to

What religion are you guys and does it effect your music?
pnut - religoin doesnt really affect me being atheist but i know the others in the band are not to sure on wat to beleive in

What do you think of vegetarians?
each to there own i say

What do you guys do for work right now, other than playing music?
pnut is a scaffolder
damo,ste,slip and rob are all students
patty works in a call centre for now

What were some of your favorite bands growing up?
our music varies so much i dont think we could name them , but mainly "emo" music and screamo basically what ever we felt a connection with

Could you tell us a little about your latest E.P.?
our ep is called vengeance is forgiveness and there is 3 tracks on it and they are all free to listen to on myspace

If i wanted to get a copy where can i get it at?
if anyon wants one all they have to do is message us and we will try our hardest to get them to you

What do you think of Big Smile Magazine?
i think it is soo good it gives bands like us to be seen by everyone. it is amazing publicity for bands to make it .

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