MoonDoll Festival Q&A Series: Jan Nicholas Blom of THE SILENCIO

Words/Interview: Shannon-Lee Sloane {The Colourful Writer}

With MoonDoll Music Festival just around the corner, we’ve taken some time to swing some messages to some of the bands and artists on the bill to ask them about the upcoming event and live music festivals in general, as well as some other questions to get to know them a little better! Next up we have Gold Coast Alt Rockers, The Silencio – frontman, Jan Nicholas Blom has answered these questions from The Colourful Writer.

Read on…

How excited are you to play MoonDoll Festival this year? 

We’re over the moon! We’ve seen the festival grow since you started it and have always been keen to be a part of it.

How crazy do you think I am for putting on a music festival in 2021? 

It takes a little bit of crazy to be in this industry in general but we need to push forward in times like these to keep hope alive.

How do you feel about music festivals in general? 

We’re all big fans! They’re always a great opportunity for multiple genres to come together and celebrate music as a whole.

What is the best music festival you’ve ever been to? Name the festival, the year, and the highlights of the event!

My personal one would have to be my first, Springboard in 1997 on the Gold Coast. Seeing Grinspoon prior to the release of ‘GTBL’ and Silverchair for their ‘Freak Show’ run was extremely special. I remember it raining like crazy all day but not caring about being wet because of how excited I was to be there.

If you could play a festival with any band or artist in the whole world, who would it be and why? 

I’d love to play with Bring Me The Horizon. Their stage show is an absolute monster these days and it would be incredible to see it from behind the scenes.

If you could create your own all star line up for a huge music festival, who would be your top five headlining bands? 

(In no particular order) Bring Me The Horizon, Thrice, Silverchair (Reformed of course) Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails.

Who are you most excited to see at MoonDoll this year? 

So many acts to be excited for! We’re all fans of Kitty Daily, Baltimore Gun Club, Frankenbok, Beast Machine and Lunchtime but I’m going to do my best to at least see a little of everyone.

Who would you like to see on MoonDoll next year?

Us haha and Eyethewild.

If you/your band was asked to include one cover song in your set, what song would you choose and why? 

We used to cover a Deftones song (RX Queen) but it was very different to our current style. I’d love to put our own spin on Great Big White World by Marilyn Manson but it would be a massive undertaking to get it organised.

How do you feel about mixed genre festivals and gigs? 

They’re always the best because we all appreciate so many genres of music.

Who is your favourite local band? 

Easily Eyethewild.

Who is your favourite Australian band of all time? 

Silverchair. No question.

If you could give your fans and followers words of wisdom or a motto, what would it be?

We are all the same but different. Make way for change and be more tolerant.

Catch The Silencio at MoonDoll Music Festival on Saturday the 11th of September 2021 at the Mansfield Tavern.

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