10th Annual Cover Song Nominee

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Record Label: Noiseplus Music

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Home Base: North Hollywood

Genre: Electronic

Category Entered: Cover Song

Work Submitted: “The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum”

Label: Noiseplus Music


Influences: Kate Bush, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan

What’s the meaning of your band name?
The name Collide was chosen as it seemed to represent the clashing and melding of styles into a powerful whole, the coming together of two different entities. The name Squirrelhoof was considered very briefly.

Describe your nominated work: The song is on our remix album, Vortex. It was a song that really spoke to us in so many ways. The lyrics always seem so relevant.

Why did you choose to submit this work to The 10th IMA’s? It’s been a song that a lot of our fans really love.

Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? no

Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned? It was fun taking the vocals to another level, with harmonies, and vocal effects at the end.

Did fans help you fund this project? no

What makes your fans unique? We get told a lot that our music is great to have sex to.

Are there any songs you wish you wrote? This one! “The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum”

What artists are you listening to that would surprise your fans? We still listen to Queen

What is your dream show lineup? Kate Bush, Queen, and Nine Inch Nails

What is your guilty pleasure on the road? rest

Any close calls or mishaps while on tour? Our drummer slept through the border check through Canada, on the bus, when everyone was supposed to be off, and no one even noticed that he was missing, and the border people never found him either.

Should music be free? not at all.

How has digital affected your career? We’re able to make albums in the comfort of our own home studio.

Are digital singles vs. full albums the future of music? Even thought we still love albums, it’s great to be able to release just a digital single at anytime. We recently released a single with different donation amounts to help fund our new album.

Finish this sentence: The music industry is…hard, and as difficult as ever to make a living from.