Broken Apologies Broken Apologies
Article By Cindy James on Feb 25, 2003

 

Cindy:

So what’s the current line-up of Broken Apologies and who plays what in the band?

 

Christian:

Well I (Christian) sing and play guitar in the band.
Mark’s on bass,
Brendan’s on guitar
and
Adam plays drums.

Cindy:

Being a Melbourne based band, how do you find the support, and is there a large scene that caters for the style of music you guys play?

Christian:

There are so many bands in Melbourne. I guess some places support the music, and there are places that don't so much. Bands like Antiskeptic and For Amusement Only have obviously done very well in representing Melbourne. Much influence from these bands has evidently spilled off onto alot of other Melbourne bands.

Cindy:

Yeah, those bands have really made footprints in the Aus music scene, are there any other up-in comings we should keep an eye out for?

Christian:

Yeah, there are heaps. I guess too many to mention cin.

Cindy:

Did the band initiate as a high school act or elsewhere?

Christian:

Well Mark and I met through school. He was in my class, at the time I thought he was a complete wanker. But I’ve gotten over that now. We’re the best of mates. I met Adam when my old band was playing with his band at a gig in Werribee. He was the kind of drummer that we wanted in the band, but he was always busy. So he replaced the other drummer last year. We met Brendan through his sister. We were at one of her parties and we met him there.

Cindy says:

How long has Broken Apologies been around for?

Christian:

Well mark and me have been playing together for bout two years, just writing songs and stuff. But it wasn't until about three months ago that we became a full band.

Cindy says:

What style of music you would guys categorise yourselves into?

C H R I S T I A N:

We don't like to pigeonhole ourselves into a particular category. Obviously our music is punk rock influence, but lately we have been working on diversifying our sound with more mature rock influences.

Cindy:

What would your greatest achievement as a band to-date be?

C H R I S T I A N:

I guess finally being able to record our music. We had to wait a long time for that. But our next recording will be ten times better (I hope). We are always getting better as a band, so hopefully there will be more great achievements to come.

Cindy:

What would some of the musical influences behind Broken Apologies consist of?

C H R I S T I A N:

We love all sorts of bands. I personally don't like to stick to one style. Our influences include; Jimmy Eat World, The Stryder, Starting Line, Blink 182 and many more. Different bands always influence me; just so each song doesn't sound the same.

Cindy:

Do you guys have any previous releases or future recording plans in sight?

C H R I S T I A N:

We hope to record another couple of tracks before the end of the year for sure. But at the moment we are just trying to focus on writing more songs, gigging and growing more as a band.

Cindy:

What 3 bands have you played with in the past?

C H R I S T I A N:

We've only played three gigs, as a full band so there isn't much to show off here. We've played with Silent Corporation (Aka SecondBest), Too Many Chances (Aka This Way Up) and 300mls. We are definitely playing more gigs though this year.

Cindy:

What 3 bands would you like to play with in the future?

C H R I S T I A N says:

Too many to really single out. A few of em would be Jimmy Eat World (for sure), Blink 182 and Good Charlotte

Cindy:

What was the last gig you went to?

C H R I S T I A N:

I went to see Jimmy Eat World at the Melbourne Big Day Out. They went nuts. I got the photo's back from that show the other day, I'll show you some time. I’m looking forward to Good Charlotte though. Those guys are awesome.

Cindy:

Yeah for sure!! I caught them in Sydney, there's some photo's on the big day out review, aww I love those guys! What's your all time favourite disc?

C H R I S T I A N:

That’s a hard one. It would have to be a toss between 'Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails' and 'Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come'. Those CD’s are fucking rad

Cindy:

Yeah, awesome choices; Where do you see the band in 12-18 months?

C H R I S T I A N:

The main thing is that we are having fun with what we are doing. It's no fun if we take ourselves too seriously. But I defnitely hope to get some better shows under our belt. As long as people are listening and enjoying our music, that’s enough to make me happy.

Cindy:

Yeah fully, well thanks for the interview Christian, is there a website we can catch your band on?

C H R I S T I A N:

yeah. We got a temporary site up for now while our new site is in the early stages of development. Check out; www.brokenapologies.live.com.au

Cindy:

Cool, have you got any words to sum up the interview?

C H R I S T I A N says:

Thanks to everyone that’s left positive messages on our mp3 site. We'll be playing some shows soon. Keep checking our site for details. Thanks Cindy.

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