3AC are a melodic pop rock band from North Wales. They kindly agreed to tell Song Revelation about what they’re currently working on, they’re hopes for 2011 and what they’re gigs are like. 3AC are:
- Craig P – vocals, guitar
- Dave – Guitar
- Craig H – Vocals, bass
- Gez – Drums
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Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or a number of genres what would it be?
Melodic pop Rock
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
‘Energetic punk influenced pop rock with breakdowns and catchy choruses, straight from the North Wales coast’.
Q: What is your musical background?
We’ve been together since 2006, but had to take a hiatus from mid 2008 – 2010 as our drummer moved to Finland, but now we’re back and serious.
Q: How was 2010 for you?
We played our first gig back together as a band which felt incredible, it was like a pack of dogs let loose after being in a kennel.
Q: Who inspires you musically?
Everytime I Die, Jimmy Eat World, Anti-Flag.
Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?
Michael Jackson, MF Doom, Explosions in the Sky, Immortal Technique, Travis Barker, Andy Mckee.
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
At the moment in the U.K it would be nice to support bands like Deaf Havana, Failsafe or on a bigger scale obviously pioneering artists like Muse, Queen, or Motorhead. All time favourites for us would be Blink 182 and Rage against the Machine.
Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?
The Bed Intruder Song
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
We try to capture our live energy in our songs, while staying melodious. Usually the guitarist, Dave, will write a riff, Craig H will add a bassline, then the drummer drops some beats, until it becomes something we can all rock out to in practise, then Craig P will eventually write some lyrics and figure out a melody to sing over the top to finish, but not always in that order.
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
Both, you want what your singing to sound good enough so people take notice of what your saying – well that works for Biffy Clyro.
Q: Where are you based?
Conwy, in North Wales, and Chester
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Conwy is a beautiful scenic place where most people come for a quiet life, it’s just hard for musicians as there is little or no music scene. This makes is dually harder with no help from anyone in a position to help, as radio dj’s are looking for the latest indie trend or obscure band that they can pass as their own underground discovery and end up categorising us. Ultimately there’s little opportunity to cause a stir in and out of North Wales for what we create, but music is all we have – as cliche as that sounds, so we just write music for ourselves that we enjoy.
Q: What are you currently working on?
Our new songs are the best yet, which we will be going into the studio in the summer to record for our second E.P which will be more ‘Ballsy’ sounding.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
We played to 2,000 people at Shepherds Bush Empire in London on the sic tour, which was amazing.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?
To finish writing, record, and tour as much as possible.
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
Vegas Bar in Rhyl – March 3rd. Chester Hangman – March 26th
Q: What do you do to relax?
Listen to music, read, write, walk.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
Support live music and come and see us live, before everyone retreats to a 1984-style existence of solitude – and it will be the most passionate energetic show you see or money back guarantee from promoters.
Editor’s Note: 3AC’s uplifting pop-punk style will undoubtedly be a great crowd pleaser. 2011 will surely be another great year for 3AC, with their gigs winning them an array of new fans.
If you’d like to learn more about 3AC, or contact them, use the links below:
twitter link: www.twitter.com/3acmusic
facebook link: www.facebook.com/3acmusic
myspace link: www.myspace.com/3acmusic
web page link: www.3acmusic.co.uk