What are your names?
Mike: Patrick McWilliams and Mike Hindert
What is the band’s name?
Gone Sugar Die
How did you come up with the band’s name?
Mike: living next to a candy store is never a good idea.
What is your genre of music?
Patrick: Hazy Heartbreak Rock
Give us a little bio about you as a band.
Patrick: I harassed Mike with how depressed I was and how much I wanted to be in a band with him, then I sent him a pre-booked plane ticket and told him to elope with me. Now we’re rockstars, have played all over and have some rad singles.
What made you go into music?
Mike: A lust for excitement, a fear of the rat race and a love for songs that take you away.
Who are your influences?
Patrick: Oasis, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, M83, Beach Fossils, The Beatles
Are you signed?
Patrick: Indie rock by indie boys
You released a brand new single ‘I Won’t Fight For You’, tell us more about the single. What is the meaning behind the single?
Patrick: It’s about knowing when to call it when holding on to what you think is love, but really you’re too young and naïve to know the difference.
What was the writing and recording process like?
Patrick: A lot easier than some of our other songs, all of us recorded ourselves, I produced it during quarantine. I wrote this song when I was 16 and I’m 26 now.
Describe the track in two words.
Patrick: Melodramatic Heartbreak
Who did you work with on the single?
Agustin Pugh in Argentina at Estudio Dookie
We also see a Music Video for the single, what was the creative process like for it and inspiration behind it?
Patrick: I wanted it to be pretty elusive toward what feeling you should be left with, as was my intention with the song, too.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
Patrick: I wrote around 14 songs during the quarantine, as did every other musician, and now it’s about filtering which are good and which we’d want to release.
Will we see any live shows coming up with the album release coming soon and if so where will you be heading? Patrick: Yes, only one show this year in Vancouver, BC on December 17th. I’m playing guitar now for the shows, and when we started I was playing keyboard, and I’m psyched about that because I have some sweet guitars.
What else can we expect in the last of 2021 and early 2022?
Patrick: The pandemic started at the exact same time we got the band off the ground, now that things seem to be looking up, we’re going to put out a ton of songs, play more shows and a modelling calendar.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Mike: Gettin’ barreled in Oaxaca, Mexico on the reg.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Mike: “Now, I can be a good guy, or I can be one real mean sum-bitch.” – Captain, Cool Hand Luke
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Mike: Candy, zig zags, zig zag filler Patrick: Leather jacket, Axe phoenix spray