Take Five: Set It Off
Take Five is a new feature for Venture, where bands are asked five questions and they take five minutes (or so) out of their busy schedule to answer them for us. First up, Set It Off.
Venture: In what ways to do you think your newest release ‘Cinematics’ differs to ‘Horrible Kids’, and is there a message you try to convey throughout your music as a whole?
Maxx Danziger: While ‘Horrible Kids’ and ‘Cinematics’ have some similarities, I think ‘Cinematics’ is a more mature sounding record overall. I think the full length covers a lot more from a musical standpoint. The heavy parts are heavier, the theatrics are more theatrical, etc. I feel like we finally found and polished our own sound with this record. As far as a message, I think it differs for every song. The album deals with anxieties, abandonment, relationship problems, insomnia, chasing your dreams and more. It’s all real life problems and real life situations.
Venture: What has been your proudest moment as a band so far?
Maxx Danziger: I’m not sure if I can pinpoint just one, but I know signing to Equal Vision Records was a huge day for everyone in the band. It was a sign that we had finally made it to the next level after being a DIY band for so long. I feel like that was the first step towards a huge growth spurt for Set It Off.
Venture: What are your favourite things to do to help you kill time when you’re out on the road?
Maxx Danziger: We spend a good majority of our life in a van so we usually pass the time by sleeping, social networking (I personally am a complete Twitter addict) or listening to music.
Venture: What five bands would be on your dream tour line-up?
Maxx Danziger: Speaking for everyone in the band, I know we all would love to tour with Fall Out Boy. They have a been a huge inspiration to us. My Chemical Romance just seems like it would be a good fit musically as well. I personally would want Blink 182 on the bill because they are the reason I started playing music. I would want to bring The Beatles back from the dead and throw them in there because who wouldn’t pay to see the zombie Beatles? And lastly, Divided By Friday. Because those are our best friends.
Venture: What are the rest of your plans for 2012?
Maxx Danziger: We just finished up a Canadian run with Sparks The Rescue and now we’re hitting the road with There For Tomorrow and Divided By Friday. ‘Cinematics’ comes out on this tour which is exciting. Then in November were doing a US co-headliner with Sparks The Rescue and also Handguns will be on that run as well.