INTERVIEW – PATIENT SIXTY SEVEN

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music: 

Declan: Not going to lie, for me back in the day it was definitely early All that remains, perhaps the song Six or The air that I breathe.

Rory: Parkway Drive’s first album; Killing With A Smile, that pretty much introduced me to this sort of music.

Best Experience While On Tour: 

Declan: We havent quite been on ‘tour’ as of yet –  however my greatest experience whilst getting around playing shows would be just being able to go and play at venues all around the state which is an adventure on its own.

Rory: While I haven’t been on tour yet, a highlight moment was playing with Fit For A King a few years back.

Cover you would really like to perform?

Declan: Something by In Hearts Wake, Afterglow comes to mind straight away

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

Rory: I’d say The Void, as it really accurately depicts a mindset that I’ve commonly found myself in.

Easiest Song You Wrote: 

Declan: If by easiest you mean the most simple then definitely disclosure off our new EP. We wanted to keep it simple, yet hard hitting.

Rory: Chromatic by To Catch A Fox, my old band, was the easiest song, it pretty much came together by itself.

Favourite album/single/EP you have released: 

Declan: As we have our new EP out personally my favourite song is Selfless off Four Walls, I feel it captures our sound perfectly.

Rory: Four Walls of course!

Greatest Show/Festival You Have Played: 

Declan: We played a festival a couple years back that was to raise money for the bushfires that happened. Over 20+ bands volunteered to play this show and it was an incredible day.

Rory: I played Hyperfest a couple of years back, despite almost dying from the heat, it was one of the most fun shows I’ve ever played.

Happiest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

Declan: Probably at our old EP launch, we had an incredible turn out, lots of my family and friends attended and there was a lot of energy at the show and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out.

Rory: Seeing all our hard work we put into this EP finally paying off.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members: 

Declan: Our singer Tom really loves to get around a good fish taco.

Rory: Our guitarist Declan always rocks up to jams with a different/new car.

Jokes You Have In The Band: 

Declan: Hahaha we always have a lot of banter when we are together, i’d say a good running joke within the band is about our love for chicken tenders

Kicking Off Your Set Is Best With Which Song: 

Declan: We open with the opening track of our EP which is Selfless, we feel it builds up well and is good to kick things off.

Rory: Selfless, as its a perfect introduction to what we’re all about.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show: 

Declan: Although it doesn’t sound far, I travelled from Joondalup to fremantle for a show in peak hour.

Movie That Best Represents The Band: 

Declan: Shutter Island I would have to say as we are named after a reference from the film

Rory: Shutter Island, our name is derived from that movie after all.

New Band You’d Recommend: 

Declan: Our pals in Displacement just released their debut EP definately worth a listen

Rory: While not a ‘new’ band, I’ll always recommend Architects to people.

Opening For This Band Would Be Ideal:

Declan: Parkway drive, nuff said.

Rory: Anyone who wants a gig, we love discovering and playing with new bands.

Place You’d Most Like To Tour: 

Declan: With our sound it would be fantastic to be able to tour North America.

Rory: Basically anywhere!

Quote That You’d Like To Pass On To Readers: 

Declan: I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.

Reason For The Title Of Your Recent/Forthcoming Release: 

Declan: Tom named our EP Four Walls to symbolise the feeling of being trapped in the same place.

See Us Live At: 

Declan: Amplifier Bar on the 16th of March for our Ep launch!

Rory: Catch us at a local Perth show near you soon!

The First Song You Ever Played Together As A Band:

Declan: Waaaaay back in the day, would have been our debut single Gustavo Bling.

Rory: As P67, the first song we would have played from this EP would have been Selfless, if I recall.

Unusual Merchandise:

Declan: We have discussed a P67 shower curtain

Rory: We don’t really have anything unusual, but if we did, it’d definitely be booty shorts. Unisex of course.

Variations You’d Like To Do On Any Of Your Songs:

Declan: We would be interested for sure at some possible acoustic covers.

Worst Experience On Tour: 

Declan: Once we got cut short after 10 mins of playing because the previous band played over their set by 20 mins. Incredibly frustrating.

Rory: We’ve all had shows where we’ve been cut off because one of the other bands overplayed, or took too long. That sucks, and it happens every now and then

X-rays Or Any Other Treatments For Band Related Injuries:.

Declan: Ummm, not so much myself but I believe I gave Tom a scar for life after I hit him with my guitar on stage by accident.

Rory: I have a habit of cutting my hands at work in the days leading up to a big show, so I’m always paranoid about that.

Your Favourite Show You’ve Ever Played: 

Declan: The Festival for the bushfires was the most fun I’ve had at a show! Such a good day.

Zoo Animal That Best Describes The Band:

Declan: Definitely any sort of large water dwelling mammal as we are known to wade in shallow water.

Rory:  I’d say a lemur. I’m not exactly sure why, but its fitting in my mind.

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