Interview with SelectMode

Where are you from?


Members and their instruments?

Just me David – producing and playing all instruments

What does your band name mean?

I picked the name from old retro games where you had to select mode (difficulty of the game ) not that meaningful

What genre do you consider yourself? Why?

I don’t like to be limited by any genre but if I have to select one I guess Electronic music?

How long have you been making music?

I started posting music as SelectMode in 2014, so I guess 4 years.

What brought you music?

Passion for music.

What drew you to music?

The emotions that music brings out of you.

What are some of your most influential bands? Why?

This is a hard question, probably Radiohead. I just feel very connected with their music.

What was your first song?

The first song that I wrote is set as private on Soundcloud cause It’s terrible 🙂

What is your song writing process?

I usually start with chord progression and then I try to find element that really makes the track.

What songs do you perform the most often?

Mixed Emotions

Do you play any covers?


Do you have a set play list?


Is there a secret meaning in any of your music?

Maybe It’s for listener to judge.

What is your favorite part of working in music?

The process of making the song. How you make a track from just simple looped idea.

What is your least favorite part of working in music?

The creative block.

Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety? If so how?

Sure, well alcohol sure helps but makes your performance worse. Except if you play some heavy music.

How old were you when you started playing your instrument?

I was ten or eleven

How do you describe your music to people?

Let them be the judge. I guess the people will put in some category, for me is just music.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a band?

Overcoming the Writers block

Are you happy with the current success of your band?

I’m happy that for know I know in which direction I want to go but that can change .

What is the ultimate direction for your band?

Keep on producing great music, always improving, learning new tricks.

How do you feel about the internet and the music business?

As independent artist It’s great I can do everything by myself. It takes a lot of work and time but I’m happy that I’m in control of how music gets out in the world.

What do you do besides music?

I also have another projected with my band. I don’t have much time for other things.

What is your favorite song? (not by your band)

Reckoner by Radiohead

What advice do you have others wanting to start their own bands?

Just start it. It’s that simple. Keep practicing, things don’t come easy, it’s hard but at the end It’s all having fun.

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