“A great work ethic goes a really long way. If you’re making moves every single day, you’ll get there eventually.”
Check out the interview with EightBracket exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
EightBracket: One of the vocalists and I were in a band all throughout high school and a bit afterwards so were already used to some of the aspects of being in the scene.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I would say to get your friends and associates on board with whatever you’re trying to do. Without the support from your inner circle, it’s much more of a struggle.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
We’ve talked about it and we really love what we do and would like to do it for as long as possible. That being said, we just want to be able to make a living doing what we love.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing for us so far has been doing all of the promotion and booking basically all by ourselves. Without the help of a professional manager, a lot of the work is done by just us which can be stressful.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene in Lake Jackson was once a beautiful thing, nowadays it’s in a rebirth stage. We’re an hour south of Houston so we’ll be trying to get into their scene as well. Living in Lake Jackson’s difficult sometimes because there isn’t too much to do for people my age except for work at one of the local plants and it’s a very conservative city.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
A great work ethic goes a really long way. If you’re making moves every single day, you’ll get there eventually.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing so far was the last show we played. It wasn’t exactly billed as a hip hop show, so we went in feeling like the underdogs. We ended up selling the most tickets though and our friends and family came through for us. It was a great feeling bringing Lake Jackson to Houston for a night.
What is your inspiration?
We have many inspirations, but I’ll start with nonmusical. First and foremost we are inspired by love. Also the words of wisdom from men such as Bill Hicks, George Carlin, David Icke, and Terrence McKenna. As far as musical inspiration we have a pretty vast array of artists that inspire us like Kendrick Lamar, Miles Davis, and Prince.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Anyone can be successful at anything, it just takes that relentless work ethic and sometimes luck.
Where can we find you on social media?
Official website: http://eightbracket.tumblr.com