New York based and punk rock influenced, Danny Switchblade - answered some questions for TheBeatbox. Check the interview below, and music video for new single, "Reform School."
1. Who is Danny Switchblade and what are you about?
Danny Switchblade is a Writer, producer, arranger, and performer, who is not afraid to experiment with Sound and or Fashion! What I’m about? Picture this, “A packed show, 200 people, standing room only. After the show, EVERYONE is sweaty, exhausted, but inspired because Switchblade just killed it!” That’s what I’m about—creating an environment where it is COOL to free yourself!
2. Where do you get your unique punk rock sound from?
I grew up listening to Rock music—I always appreciated the rawness about it. Back in 2004, my Father got sick, and eventually passed away in 2006—but during his battle with the Cancer—I started experimenting with punk because I was hurting, and I didn’t want to burden others with my pain. In 2007, my Mom ended up passing away as well—I was totally screwed up—so I started to develop my style even more! These are the artist and or bands that have inspired me—and I also think their very cool; Ramones, Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Black Sabbath, The Buzzcocks, Tupac, John Lennon, GhostFace Killah, David Bowie as Ziggy Star Dust and Nirvana.
3. How long have you been
pursuing a career in music?
I have to say since 2002—that’s the point in time I was like; “I totally would enjoy doing this for a living!"
4. Anything new coming up?
Yes, my EP is coming out November 27th 2012, titled Reform School. It’s some badass, cool sounding sh@t!
5. Favorite snack?
Toss up between Dried Mangos from Trader Joes, or a Can of good ole BBQ Pringles!