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Sidewalks and Skeletons Interview

Sidewalks and Skeletons

Exclusive Interview

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Why the name “sidewalks and skeletons?

‘Sidewalks and Skeletons‘ is a name I created as a metaphor for the things that remain after death – the earth you walked, and your bones. They are all that is left behind. I felt this fit the bleak atmosphere of the music I was creating.

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How has music affected your life?

Music has always been my obsession, ever since being a kid, I knew that it was what I wanted to do with my life. I started playing guitar and being in bands a lot growing up but they never really went anywhere, and I was frustrated in the lack of motivation other members had, so I decided I needed to do something on my own, without relying on anyone else, which is how S&S began.

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SAS on left BROTHEL on right

Why witch house?

The music I was making when I started sounded like these weirdly warped horror soundtracks, very dark and heavy, I was really trying to find my sound, and I had this feeling that I was missing something, somewhere I fit in, and when I found Witch House it just all made sense.

What is something that no one knows about you?

A lot of people think that S&S is a band, but it’s just me, one guy. I also have other side-projects, which I keep secret for the most part, but I did reveal recently one called ‘Unreality’ because it’s quite similar to S&S in sound, I released a single “Fading Strangers” under that alias just recently which you can check out on Youtube or any streaming platform.

What are your words of inspiration for those that want to get into this field?

Just make precisely what you want to make, and it will work out. I never thought people would be into the music I was making and it still blows me away that they are. I could never make music that didn’t come from somewhere real and personal, it has to have a meaningful connection to me, and I feel like that’s why it works. Just make it for yourself, and the universe will do the rest.

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What’s next for sidewalks and skeletons?

I have a new album called ‘ENTITY’ dropping very soon. I haven’t given an exact date yet just because I enjoy the freedom to be able to add more if I want to. I love the whole process of creating an album, so I’ve been taking my time. But then after that is released, I’ll have more shows coming up. It looks like I’ll be hitting Poland in April. And hopefully, I’ll get to tour again with my friends Resonata, Brothel, Essex and all those guys in the USA! I also have a CD of one of my older albums being made along with t-shirts for a bundle pack that will be coming out soon with the help of my friend Wes Turner in OKC. So it should be a great year!