An Interview With Supervene
A brand new single from Supervene showcases the band's ability to drop pop-rock bangers without a hitch.
"Weeping Desire" boasts a late 90's rock sound bringing elements of grunge, and alternative together but not without a major pop overtone that creates a fresh and radio friendly track that layers melodies and never loses it's driving energy.
Bringing to mind bands like The Pixies, The Toadies, and even Butthole Surfers at times, "Weeping Desire" is easy to love especially if you love any of the bands above.
The aesthetic is nearly perfect and breakdowns get spacey and ambient with hints of psychedelic and progressive feels as the song rocks on with a killer attitude.
We even get a tasteful guitar solo adding even more to the staple sound of the song.
What's even better is the accompanying video for the track that portrays a distraught woman, shot and acted well and all in black and white.
With a single that boasts so much classic style and vision, we wanted to have a sit down with Supervene to find out more about where all of this came from.
TSWS: Okay let's start with "Weeping Desire". This track has a killer rock vibe that gives off a bit of a 90's alternative radio feel. Where did this song come from?
Weeping Desire At the time of its inception (a few years ago) it foretold of looming global disaster and a yearning for a better world. With the catastrophic events of 2020 across the world and more particularly in Melbourne Australia with our disastrous bushfires and COVID lockdown. The song has become more of a prophecy. We couldn't wait to get into the studio to tell the story once and for all. The song was recorded during some of the world's heaviest lockdown conditions which extended the recording process, but enabled us to produce the song just as we wanted it.
TSWS: The video was very addicting to watch. The acting was on point and the black and white feel really came out well. Did it take long for you to finish it?
The video was shot in one day and edited and released 2 days later. It was a marathon effort for all involved, particularly for actress Jasmine Cheshire, under trying lockdown conditions.
TSWS: Did the video come out the way you wanted it to?
We are really happy with the way the video ended up. It captures the darkness of the lyrics and speaks to a general feeling of powerlessness. The vid was shot in black and white - we felt that this best captured the "film noir" mood we wanted to convey.
TSWS: How did all of this start for you?
It all began with a tight group of mates wanting to make an impact on the Rock scene and believing in the material we had come up with. forming several bands with a conglomeration of singers, guitarists and other musicians in various line-ups. Always at the core were brothers George and Ilya and close friend Anthony. Record deal opportunities presented themselves several years ago, but none came to fruition. In 2019, we got together again to create the Supervene project and eagerly await the opening of venues to spruik our material to Melbourne's live music scene.
TSWS: What kind of NON-musical things inspire you to write?
We write about the human condition....particularly our fears and frustrations. We "have been around" and can often see things in advance. You could say, a helicopter view of the world in slo-mo.
TSWS: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
We are all into a balanced lifestyle and focus on living as healthy as we can. We all keep competitive in the sports we engage in and spend many hours in the gym or on the road cycling.
TSWS: What's next for you? Anything in the works even now?
We are writing new material for an upcoming EP which we hope to release in June this year. The message we have to the world for this new material is that Rock is not dead.
TSWS: You have a string of singles released in 2020. What kind of advice would you have for other up and coming artists and bands out there trying to get heard?
Being in a rock band means that you are in the promotions business. No point writing music in your bedroom for your friends and family. Get your music to as many ears as you can whether this be through streaming platforms or live. Above all, hone your live act and make it an unforgettable experience for those attending your gigs.
TSWS: What artists of bands really influence you?
Our influences are many and varied. What inspired us to play music were acts such as The Cult and Rage against the machine . We see the acts such as the Darkness currently as an inspiration to continue to push the Rock genre.
TSWS: Is there anything you'd like to say to fans before we go?
Rocks not Dead