Interview: Brine on their first full length, influences and more


Concert Crap: What can you guys tell us about the new album?

Daniel Keating: Kill The Ill is our debut album, but we have been playing together in other band incarnations for quite awhile. At the outset in 2014, the goal for Brine was to release an album and play a couple shows. Now that those boxes are checked we will keep it going and keep honing the sound that we established on this album into the next one. On this debut album, we wanted to keep things concise and all agree that sometimes the best album experiences happen in the 30-40 minute range. I think that the record shows a lot of our influences, and hopefully comes off as sounding distilled through our own style.

CC: How do you think new fans will take the new album? Or rather, what do you think the reception will be?

DK: So far reviews have been positive, so I think people will like it – at least, that’s my hope of course. I think debut albums are simple in this regard, being that there is not context by which to measure this release against other stuff. So you either like the band’s sound or don’t. However people feel about it, we’re happy with it. For an album with a minuscule budget, it came out pretty well.

CC: Who are some musicians you look up to?

DK: So many. David Bowie, The Chameleons, The Sound, Oingo Boingo, Madness, Smoking Popes, U2, The Wipers, The Smiths, Nirvana, and tons more. And though Brine doesn’t show it, I’m quite a metalhead. I listen to metal probably every day.

CC: What is the best part about being a musician? Anything goes with this question!

DK: Having a creative outlet, no question about it. I feel lucky to have that outlet, and it’s hard to imagine life without it. Music also gives a sense of belonging and purpose, which especially early on in life is pretty important (even if the music is shit).

CC: What do you hope to accomplish in your musical career?

DK: Just make some records. Hopefully some good ones!

CC: Any last words to fans, or anyone reading this interview?

DK: Kill The Ill is out December 2, 2016 on Inverted Kite Records.

All questions answered by Daniel Keating.

Post and interview by Kayla Rojas

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