theaussieword.com catches up with Pete Roessler of US synthpop group Late Nite Cable!
Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?
I’ve been into music for as long as I can remember. While I was in the school orchestra for viola and then upright bass starting in elementary school, I remember being fascinated with music at an even younger age through watching some of family members play music. Some of my older cousins are from Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California and all of them played instruments during their teens, so whenever I would go out and visit them, I had a ton of exposure to people playing guitar, bass and drums. This lead to me learning instruments such as guitar, drums and bass myself starting at an early age which then lead to me writing my own songs as early as age 10 or 11. From then, I was hooked.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
I love pop music and I love the intensity of certain instruments such as synthesizers and the electric guitar mixed with more stripped down instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano. In addition to loving the way male and females vocals mesh together, any band or artist that can combine all of these elements with great pop songwriting will immediately influence me. I am purely motivated by clever songwriting. I spend a ton of time on song structure and flow. With regard to lyrics, I try to make my songs a story executed in a bit of a poetic and ambiguous manner. I think tasteful ambiguity can really allow your listeners to relate to your music in the way that they want to relate to it. If you are too clear about the story, which I think it ok to do sometimes, it might close off the ability to relate to the story in the way they would like to. Songwriters that are able to make lyrical and structural intensity increase throughout the song, inspire me greatly. Continue reading Special Interview: Late Nite Cable