Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Interview: Shannfab

Hot off their debut album, Shannfab took some time out of their busy schedule to introduce themselves and tell us what's been on their mind... Thanks for your time Shannfab...

Can you give your fans a quick bio of yourself?

Live Band. Heavy Drums. Rock Guitar. Funky Bass. Hip Hop Emcee. Four members who each love hip hop and rock in our own way formed a band in the attempt to conquer the world. Same as everyone else's story.

Which is your latest CD? and how do you think it differs from your previous works?

Our first Debut CD is a self titled EP, Shannfab.

What gives you inspiration and how does that transpire into your music?

Music. Art. Zombies. Sneakers. Food. Beer. Gangster Flicks. Video Games. Skateboards. Krink. Banksy. Money. Life. A good story. We take our own inspiration and ideas to make Shannfab music.

Which artists inspire you the most? and why?

Lil Wayne, Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, 311, Devin the Dude, Linkn Park, Gym Class Heroes, Damien Marley, Deftones, Atmosphere, and many more. Their living the dream!

What has kept you from moving to cities with larger markets? especially since it's only been recently that Houston has blown up.

I love Austin and think that this city deserves to blow up. I want to be here when it does. Houston had it's time, it's our time next.

How do you see the scene locally? and where do you see it going?

There is a great deal of talent here, but sometimes egos and personal agendas get in the way of the movement. I don't think there is a place in the world where you can escape the crabs in a bucket problem. I believe there is continuous movement and a great deal of potential in Austin. I have to be hopeful cause I'm in the same boat with everyone else here.

What is your favorite venue to perform at? and why?

Although it's hot in the Summer, I like Red Eyed Fly. It's got that grungy, personal kinda feel. I also like Flamingo Cantina. Both have a good 'Austin' feel, and have good quality sound systems with knowledgeable engineers.

Can you give us 3 of your most favorite local artists?

There are so many greats here. I'd probably say, Shannfab, Shannfab, and ummmmm Shannfab. Others would be your usual suspects Nick Nack, Bavu, Tee Double, Global, Mirage, and Dj La.D.Da. Considering our band's other dark side, I would mention Spoon, The Lions, The Mercers, Vehicular, and Closed Hand Promise. To be honest this city is filled with local greats in both hip hop and rock.

What is the best piece of advice that someone in the industry has given you?

Don't listen to people in the industry. Just do you. Pimp yourself, don't wait for someone to do it for you. And most important, Make good, interesting, original music that someone else can relate to.

And a more light-hearted question: Have you seen a correlation between your level of success and quality of hoes?

We are all either married or in a serious relationship, so can't say that we have seen a correlation. Sorry.

Any parting words?

Don't be afraid to be different than the crowd, listen to Shannfab! Thanks Minto for giving us the opportunity to be heard. Holla.

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