MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Project Revise
With a sound influenced by the late 90’s and early 00’s era of punk rock, Project Revise are back with their recently released sophomore EP Songs From The Shed. We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Chris Tamburro to find out more about Project Revise, including their formation, aims, influences and his first musical memory.
Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself and your band.
My name’s Chris. I sing and play guitar in the pop-punk band Project Revise. We’re described by many as having a pretty old-school sound, which totally makes sense with some of our inspirations being bands like Sum 41, Millencolin and New Found Glory. We love the music we’re currently making together and can’t wait to record even more songs and (hopefully!) play some bigger live shows. We played with Hopeless Records bands Between You & Me and Story Untold last year, as well as hitting the stage with The Bottom Line AND a sold out show supporting Bronnie!
How did the band form and how long have you been together?
We’ve all been friends for a long time, meeting through various bands on the local music scene. I was always a proper fanboy of the musical projects Dave and Rich were involved in previously. Project Revise has been going since summer 2017 – but I think at times we all wish we’d started it sooner!
Can you remember the first time you realised you wanted to make music?
Since I was about fifteen and first picked up the acoustic guitar. I always realised I wanted to create music, rather than performing other artist’s songs. There’s something just so awesome about watching people in the audience appreciating or singing songs back to you, which you’ve spent so much time writing together.
Who and what are the band’s main influences?
Anything from the late 90’s and early 00’s era of punk rock. In particular, bands such as Sum 41, Millencolin, Blink-182, New Found Glory, Lit and The Ataris. There are so many bands who have influenced us all – and actually an awful lot of them happen to be found on the Tony Hawks Pro Skater soundtrack. We’ve heard that comparison to our music from several people before!
What do you aim to achieve as a band?
We’ve been given some pretty great opportunities so far with who we have supported. We’d love to build on that by playing even more shows, trying to get our music out to as many people as we possibly can. We are all massively into what we do and always want to keep progressing – so we think the future could be a pretty busy one for us!
For those who are yet to see you live, what can they expect from a Project Revise show?
Lots of energy, some crazy dancing, jumping, and errrm – giraffes on stilts.
What’s next for Project Revise?
We actually have a follow-up single we’ve just recorded to release pretty quickly after our second EP, which came out in April. It’s a song we wrote within a week of hitting the studio, so things got a little experimental in those last hours…but it’s turned out to be one of the catchiest things we’ve ever made! We’ll be looking to play as many shows later on in 2020 as we can.
Project Revise‘s latest EP Songs From The Shed is out now, available to stream on Spotify HERE.