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INTERVIEW WITH BETH IN BATTLE MODE

12/08/2008

Well, who is Beth and what kind of battle shes trying to win?
Beth IS the band. What is she battling?I dunnomediocrity maybe?Mediocrity is totally our enemy.

Its been a long time youve started playing together?

Our first show as a three-piece was in November of 2006,so its been a while.Actually, Ed and I played in a short-lived band in college, called The Vanbots. And when I say short-lived,I mean The Vanbots only played onceand we only played two songs.

Toronto "Everyone is in a band" as you say, with Ed singing out loud..
In
Athens, good friends, bad friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, young and old, talented or fools, charming or not, almost "everyone is in a band" Is this all about music or just vanity?

Some people start bands so they can say theyre in a band, or because they think theyll get free drinks or something. In our case ,it was simply because we wanted to hang out together and have fun. There was no big plan, and even now there isnt much of one!

Your songs truly "touch" the triangle: optimism-dexterity-constantly providing lots of energy and lust for life.
So, what about the recipe?

Ha !The recipe is a family secret!

What is it about all this Them influence?

Them was a pretty good band! That was Van Morrisons band before he went solo, and we used to sound a bit like them in the early days when I only played organ and not all the silly synths that I do now. I havent seen the movie thats called Them!, which is about an attack of giant ants, but the clips Ive seen look both scary and ridiculous.

How can someone who lives in Greece, get in touch with Beth In Battle Modes music and to be specific, with "Technical Know-How"?

I dont know ! Were on all iTunes, but Im not sure if you have that there. With our next album, were hoping to have the sound files sold directly from our website. If that happens, well have Technical know-how available the same way. Until thenwe have lots of copies we could mail, but it might be a bit expensive. I should probably find out.

Any possibilities or thoughts to play in Europe, keeping away of your minds the obstacle of the really long journey..?

That would be amazing, definitely!I daydream about it all the timeit sure would be nice to be in sunny Greece during the cold Canadian winter (laughs).Maybe if we get enough requests for our album well do it, hint hint!

Youre really having that much fun as you seem to?

Sometimes were having more!

www.myspace.com/bethinbattlemode

http://www.apple.com/search/ipoditunes/?q=beth+in+battle+mode

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