Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Arcade Fire expected to fail?

Arcade Fire think people expect them to fail, and always try to keep in perspective how quickly they have achieved their level of success.
Great deals on musical instruments

Arcade Fire think people expect them to fail.

The 'We Used To Wait' band were nervous as to the reception of their third album 'The Suburbs' - which was well received commercially and critically - and said they are always wary of keeping in perspective how large they have become in the decade since they formed.

Frontman Win Butler told the BBC: "People expect you to fail, rather than have this slow growth. But it's been great. Everything came up roses, basically. Which was a real relief, because every day people sell less and less records.

"I was a big fan of The Cure in high school, and they had seven records before they were really at the kind of size that we're at now. It's good to keep that in perspective in the band."

He said the confidence which the band has in itself now has also come through in the music, adding: "On this record we've felt comfortable in our own skin, which wasn't always the case in the past."

Win also said the Canadian band - which has eight members, but revolves around himself and his wife Regine Chassagne - also put themselves under immense pressure every time they release a new record.

He added: "We always do this trick where we're so s****ed trying to get the record out that we're kind of in this intense cocoon. We'll put an immense amount of pressure on ourselves just to finish everything.

"It usually ends up going from that into touring, so suddenly we'll be like, 'wait a minute, we've got to learn to play 16 songs that we don't quite know how to play yet'."

Posted on 23 Dec 2010 06:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.

10 Mar 2017 12:22
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".

6 Feb 2017 15:27
thumbnail

The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.

27 Jan 2017 16:06
thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

Open to the public, the DJ decks are led by professional sound engineers and music producers encouraging commuters to try their hand at mixing.

13 Oct 2016 13:05

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

Melding tradition with modern manufacturing techniques, Tanglewood's Sundance Performance Pro Series offer the player unique tone with a distinctive personality.

27 Mar 2017 13:24
thumbnail

In a three week celebration extravaganza, the city of Liverpool will be paying testament to the legendary Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

24 Mar 2017 14:48
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25