interview with News Out

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, each of us had so many projects before News Out, it would be too long to write everything for every member haha
How is it that you started playing music? For all of us it's a passion that we discovered at a very young age and we kept going as much as we could
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Anthony Bouffard, singer, 31
Julien Bouffard, rythm guitar, back vocals and screams, 25
Francis Landry, lead guitar, 23
Mathew Daigle, bass, 24
Jérôme Prévost, drums, 25
Have you had other previous members? Before Francis, we had Dave Carrier for the lead guitar
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, we all did, Julien even started to produce music at 12 years old
Where are you from? Canada, Qc
What year did the band form? In 2015, Anthony and Julien formed the band and searched and then found the other members
What's your style of genre? We mainly consider ourselves as a hard rock band
What inspires you? Musically, a lot of bands that we love. Lyrics, a lot of situation and things that happen in life, love, family, friends and more
How often and where do you reherse? Once or twice a week, we always want to progress in our performances
How have you developed since you started with the music? We experienced with our first album for our style and our sound. Even if we will lunch our second album soon, the progress that we made is incredible in every aspect possible
Do you have other interests of work outside the band?
We all have our daily jobs, we're not already at the stage of living with our music
Julien is a studio producer and a graphic designer
Anthony works as a booker at a restaurant
Francis is studying to become a music teacher
Mathew works in construction
Jérôme is a welder
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We're booking all our shows by ourselves by now but it's always good to have some help
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are not a signed band, we hope that one day we'll meet the good contacts to make it there!
What made you decide to make this music? We want to do what we really like so that's why there's many different styles in our music
What are your songs about? Situations, life, love, friends, family, a lot of subjects that someone somewhere can be touched by
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Anthony and Julien
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? We often start by composing the music first, some times both come together, and some other times we write some lyrics and decide on which song we put it after
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? In the studio, almost always in the studio
Have you done any covers live?
Yes, a lot, some songs, like:
Billy Talent - This Suffering
Stone Sour - Tired
Disturbed - Stricken
Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache
Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall
Alice Cooper - Poison
Bon Jovi - Runaway
Kiss - Love Gun
and many more haha
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We think people always expect something big from us, we have a lot of elements in our shows that makes them look incredibly good, visual effects, mask, we have our lights techs and more! 
What ages are most of your concert attendants? A lot of different ages, we've seen very young people to old people at our shows, but we mainly have teens to adults
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We had a few different sets, it's not always the same and we always try to put something new for our fans
Do you have a regular place you play live often? At the moment, mainly in places in our area, but we want to go further
What was your first gig like? Our first show was for our first album shooting, we planned to start big and it was a success
What was your latest gig? We played at a festival close from where we live
Have you had to cancel a gig? Only one time, because we changed one member in the band and he had to learn all his parts before playing, but the switch happened fast and Francis learned everything in only 2 weeks
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We plan to go everywhere we can, maybe touring in USA, EU and even Japan 
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We started to sell some merch at the very beginning, we have 2 shirts models, some stickers, our albums, and some other miscellaneous things
Where can people buy your merchandise? At the moment, in our gigs, but we plan to do some shipping on our website
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? If you mean piracy, there's so much people who does that, for bands that are trying to love with music like us, it doesn't help us for sure, but for bands that already make millions, I don't think that it's such a bad thing for them because they whatever get known and today it's more with the gigs and merch that you really make money
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? It changed in so many ways, there's some good points and bad points too, but there's too much to talk about in this haha
What do you think of my work? We always thought that interviewing bands is a cool thing, it helps fans to see other aspects than music, we really appreciate that
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? It can help us to reach more people, we want everyone to know who News Out is
Do you have any role models or idols? We are influenced by many artists of too much genres haha
Why do you think that they exist? To do the same as such, share a passion, share feelings, that's what's music is made for
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? We can always find inspiration in everything, the time doesn't matter
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Always continue to do what you really love, help more and more people to live with their passion, we wish everyone the best!
Do you have any new material? We launch our 2nd album very soon, there's a lot of things that are coming for our fans!
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? On social medias and our website
What are your plans for the future? We plan to grow bigger and bigger as a band and also as an influence for our fans
Do you have something to add? Sure! Go check our stuff on youtube, in our shows, listen to our music and share this passion with us!
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