Underground Interview With DoogleRock
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Punk Rock with a hint of Metal
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
One of my childhood friends and my younger brother used to call me Doogle as a nickname for Douglas so when I started my YouTube page I called it DoogleRock because I needed to name it something and it just kinda stuck.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Mainly punk and metal bands, like the dead boys, misfits, sex pistols, RAMONES, SLAYER. I could go on and on. GWAR
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I'm currently working on DoogleRock's 2nd album, actually about to release it in another week or 2 then I plan on working on other musical projects with my friends, but it will most likely be just more punk rock.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
To gain a following and hopefully get the opportunity to play some live gigs I'm currently a one man band but If givien the chance, I know other guys that are itching to get on stage and play live so I would love to get a band together.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Never got to play any songs live but I think WAITING or And I will would be a lot of fun. Bow Down to DoogleRock would be killer. Countdown to Self Destruction off of the new album.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Getting the people i personally know to listen to my music. I feel a lot of the people I know don't give it a chance until they actually hear it, and then they're wowed.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I come up with a melody in my head, sometimes unintentionally, and a vocal pattern, also factoring in what mood I'm going for or currently in. Then i try my best to take what's in my head and translate it over to guitar and bass. Once I've got the music down, I listen to it over and over a few times and start writing the lyrics. I rarely ever know what the song is going to be about until I finish the music.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It really hasn't. I've pretty much been non existent on social media until I started trying to promote my music. I've been making music for years but never shared it except with close friends, never doing anything with it. It wasn't until recently that I decided I'm damn good at what I do and I should share it with people.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I actually haven't made one yet on Spotify. I mainly go to YouTube when I wanna hear music. If I did have a playlist, it would contain a lot of Cancerslug.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I've been making music since I was 14/15 but it was always more of a hobby. I really only played video games or watched a lot of movies before I got the bug to start seriously making music again.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
I can't really call myself a success, maybe one day. I would say, don't ever let anyone tell you there are rules to making music, there are no rules. There's some basic guidelines you could follow so your song doesn't sound like jumbled noise but you never have to strictly adhere to one genre or style, never be afraid to mix genres, unless it's rap and country. Don't EVER do that.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I'd get rid of all the mumble rap and annoying pop music and bring back rock n roll. I hear a lot of pop music today and ask myself "how could anybody seriously like this?". I think most people don't really care about music, it's just background noise to them. They're content to hear whatever garbage the bigwigs will throw at them. Or they like it because it's hip or trendy and they're supposed to like it because it's "cool" and they wanna be "cool" too.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I feel you should always try to be as original as you can but it is almost impossible, especially with punk rock. Just about every guitar riff has been done to death. I think the best way to be original is to just be yourself and stick to what you know. I personally would rather hear a good story in a song then just "down with the government!" more the millionth time.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
That I will keep making music until I die, or the world blows up. Look out for my next album, "Countdown To Self Destruction".