We were fortunate enough to interview up and coming band Supersism.
When did you realise that you had a passion for music?
[Michael] Probably when I started headbanging to the sound of the lawnmower outside as a kid. I’ve never heard anything like it before. I started playing around with the sounds of chainsaws and dirtbikes and realized I have a knack for making things sound loud. I got into industrial metal at an early age *laughs*
[Nate] I realized I had a passion for music when I first started doing drum lessons back in the sixth grade. I had a really inspirational teacher. He was an amazing drummer and he taught me for 3 years. He made me want to become the best drummer I could. I also listened to a band called “Erra” for the first time. Their music was so heavy and so complex it set the standard for what I wanted to be able to do.
Who are your main inspirations as an artist?
[Michael] I have a lot. I’m not going to go in depth much but I’ll list some off: Black Flag, Nirvana, Flipper, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Melvins, Led Zeppelin, Deftones, Rage Against the Machine, R.E.M., the Cars, the Beatles, CCR, Tool, etc.
[Nate] I listen to a lot of rock and metal mostly. Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Erra, Slayer, Linkin Park, Parkway Drive, My Chemical Romance, Thy Art Is Murder, Suicide Silence, Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Talent, Bring Me The Horizon, the occasional Eminem, Three Day’s Grace, Whitechapel, Lamb Of God, etc. I also listen to some electronic music and anything alternative
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
[Nate] I’d love to be able to make music my full time job. That’s my dream. I want to share my thoughts with the world through my music. I want to keep having tons of fucking fun too. As long as I enjoy making and performing music, I’ve achieved what I needed.
What is your most memorable moment while being an artist?
[Michael] We were playing at this one club in late January and there was this one guy who was listening at the bar. And we’re playing near the end of the song and I hear a couple gasps but I had so much adrenaline flowing through me that I didn’t really notice. About ten seconds later we finish and I look down at the ground and see this guy rolling around on the floor trying to get up! I’m pretty sure he had too much to drink that night.
[Nate] we were waiting to play our first ever set at the “The Bovine Sex Club” and I was so nervous. But the second we started playing the set I was the most comfortable I’ve ever been. It was healing and adrenaline filled. That was the first time I had ever played original music live. It was the best feeling I could imagine.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
[Michael] Supersism is releasing an album on August 23 called Zero. It’s a really raw sounding album. I’m a big fan of the Beatles and their earlier work and I wanted to emulate some of those unpolished sounds in our album. It’ll sound like a cross between the 60’s and the 90’s.
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
[Michael] A lot of raw, hard, rock and roll. I don’t think the band has any intentions of becoming a pop boy band anytime soon. We're definitely going to be experimenting a lot more though. Flipper-esk riffs or Barrett era experimentation, with the grunge/punk sound our fans are used to of course.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
[Michael] Support your local artists and venues. And not to sound too PR, but if you have money to burn, buy our album I guess, *laughs*, you know...so we don’t starve.
[Nate] take a listen to the album! We had a ton of fun making it. If you like it, tell your friends about it.
You can listen to Supersism here: