1. First off, who are you and what genre of music do you make?
We’re a band named Capstan and we play Progressive Post-Hardcore.
2. If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?
3. What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?
I wouldn’t call it a struggle, but it can take a lot of time and energy to really perfect lyrics for a song. We take pride in our words and never stop working until they’re the best they can be while getting our point across in each and every song. We spend the most time on these, really shaping and molding each line into exactly what we hope to communicate to our audience. We feel like this is our platform to speak to people.
4. If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?
Something along the lines of a giant outdoor festival, involving bands like Every Time I Die and Between the Buried and Me (among many others), beer (lots of that), and tons of sweaty people who want nothing more than to climb endlessly all over the folks in front of them.
5. What do you consider your biggest musical success?
The team that we’ve been able to put together over the last few months, who work tirelessly behind the scenes for us on a daily basis. We wouldn’t be here without any of them!
6. What inspired you to start making music?
The camaraderie, the connection to ourselves and our fans, and the emotion that comes with all of it. Music is an amazing thing: when we are dead and gone, our songs will always be out there, somewhere, hopefully being downloaded for free by kids who are looking for something inspiring or searching for a way in life. We want to leave our mark on this world any way we can, and perhaps help anyone that’s willing to take a second to listen.
7. If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?
Freddie Mercury. It isn’t even close.
8. Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?
9. What’s your favorite book?
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J. Griffiths -Scott
10. What do you like to do other than music?
Cracking open cold ones with the boys.
11. Who is your favorite musical artist?
Collectively we all come from such different musical backgrounds, but one common denominator for all of us is Brand New. And Every Time I Die, who doesn’t like ETID?
12. What’s one piece of advice you have for young musicians?
Focus on writing amazing songs instead of worrying about rushing up on a stage to play shows right away. We’ve seen so many bands kind of hurry the writing process, and releasing something without a lot of thought just so they can play shows right away. Being on stage every night is an amazing thing, but it’s a byproduct of creating something incredible, which takes a LOT of time and energy. If you don’t have material that speaks to your audience, and can play the hell out of it live, you’re going to have a very hard time gaining any traction.
13. Lastly, what’s your lucky number?
19 – Steve Yzerman, baby.
You can follow Capstan on Instagram at @capstan_band, and be sure to check them out on iTunes and Spotify!