Modern Error (pictured here with Aloe Blacc), recently won the nationwide Guinness Live Thursdays competition, and jetted off to Dublin for to perform at the Arthur's Day celebrations. Here, they tell us a bit about themselves:
Modern Error are a high octane five-piece hailing from Western Sydney, full of flailing limbs, soaring harmonies, slightly messed-up characters and a jilted view on creating pop rock.
We take inspiration from an unspecified amount of avenues. From the darkest of ambient and mathematical extreme metal bands to Top 40's R'n'B and dancehall dubstep. Everyday antics are the defiant influence upon lyrical content with stories being stripped from any and every possibility.
Winning the Guinness Live Thursdays Competition was the kick in the arse we desperately needed! Being told that in 4 days time we would be flying out to Ireland was the most terrifying, mind-racing, heart-pumping shock that we had experienced in a long time. With so many other bands competing it was amazing that we had come out on top and definitely an opportunity we were going to take advantage of.
Going to Ireland for the Arthur's Day celebrations was kind of intimidating for a few of us, challenging for others, but exciting for all. It was Dave's (lead vocals) first trip overseas and he was by far the most excited. I mean, not only was it his first flight overseas, but he was getting to do it for his music. We couldn't really ask for more. Except for a few more days over there!
It might surprise people to learn that although we all seem like clean cut pretty boys playing pop rock, all of us in past bands have done something completely different. Dave was in an alternative rock outfit shredding on guitar and singing, Max (bass/back up vocals) was a throat destroying screamer in multiple metal bands, Phil (Rhythm guitar/back up vocals) was in skate punk bands and then did some solo acoustic pretty things, Elijah (lead guitar/back up vocals) just gave people eargasms being lead guitarist in multiple outfits, and Dane (Drums) held his own in a metal Starwars band, a progressive metal/rock outfit as well as a few other projects.
In the future Modern Error will make a name for themselves by either A) continuing to wow crowds with their energetic shows chock-a-block with catchy-as-a-cold tunes, ooooorrr B) wind up like so many childhood movie stars, addicted to substances, sleeping with hookers on their way to an early grave... your pick (please pick A).
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Interview by Bobby Townsend