Interview with Something Heroic
St Louis Music Press interviewer Angie Knost got to ask some questions of Eric Polk, lead singer of Something Heroic, to discus the band and their upcoming appearance at Rock U Fest on September 24, 2011 at the Atomic Cowboy….
Angie: Can you describe your band’s sound for us?
Eric: The sound of Something Heroic is one of epic, rock ‘n’ roll vibes. I’d like to think we have the sound and feel of influence filled with a pure adrenaline rush. If I personally would use it in a comparison, I’d like to compare it to a mixture of legendary acts such as Foo Fighters meets Incubus meets Sound Garden meets Bullet for my Valentine. All I know is the sound drives me.
Angie: How did you, personally, get interested in music? At what age did you first show interest in music, and how did your interest progress?
Eric: Well, the whole reason I found any sort of interest in music began when I was in high school. I didn’t have a ton of friends, and I found myself listening to Green Day and other punk bands. Listening to the pop-punk sound really inspired me and made me feel like I could be a part of something amazing. As I grew older, I met more and more talented musicians, had great experiences and learned a ton of ridiculous knowledge about rock from every angle. From punk to alternative, to psychedelic to metal, rock has become something that is a part of me and I love knowing I’ve now engraved my name in it.
Angie: What venues have you played at? And are there any venues or fests you really want to play at, and why?
Eric: We have now proudly Rocked Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Pops Night Club, Fubar STL, Baha Rock Club and Ballyhoo. I would seriously lose myself if I could get a sell out show at the Pageant. I’ve loved that place since I saw Green Day during Sophomore year. Billy Joe brought fans from the audience to play a song. Can’t really remember what it was to be honest because it was so long ago..but it was surreal. I felt such a connection with that place and that experience. That was also my first show and I was privileged enough to go with a late friend of mine who is no longer with us. He always loved my music and told me I should pursue it. Too many reasons, haha, “Why not?” I say!
Angie: What song do you think you will most enjoy performing in front of the live audience at Rock U Fest, and why?
Eric: I hate to say it, but “Regret” really drives home our point. It shakes you from side to side in rythym and packs full of all sort of emotions..including some I’d rather not have (haha), but I hope people can understand and connect to that. I want to feel a real connection with the audience on this song.
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