Pier Vol 1 Interview: Mike Pinto

The Pier: Never Say Never is a very unique song, I love the guitar lead in it. How did this song come together? Mike Pinto: I stumbled upon the lead while messing with different minor scales, and wanted something darker. I love minor scales! I was listening to a lot of John Lennon’s solo stuff […]

Pier Vol Interview: Pato Banton

The Pier: Reggae Party is such a fun summer jam. It must be a great song to play live? Pato Banton: Yes it is! When we were recording the new album “Destination Paradise” we wanted to add a song that had a really get up and dance, feel good factor. Reggae Party does just that […]

The Pier: Happy Birthday to Us!

Today The Pier celebrates its Second Birthday! We would like to thank everyone that has supported us in any way: from providing content, handing out flyers at shows or even just telling their friends to come check us out. I know that all the bands featured on this site in the past couple of years […]

Exclusive MP3 Leak: The Pier Compilation Vol 1 Preview

The Pier Compilation – Volume 1 (Five Track Preview) The Pier is proud to present an MP3 Leak preview of five songs from its new compilation The Pier Volume 1. Included in this mix is: Dirty Heads Ballyhoo! 3rd Alley Another Day Stick Figure To read more about the compilation and behind the scenes interviews […]

Pier Vol 1 Interview: The Black Seeds

The Pier: For the uninitiated how would you describe The Black Seeds sound? Barnaby Weir (vocals/guitar): We sound like a sizzling BBQ, beside a vintage car, next to the beach on a summers day after a few beers pressed to vinyl. Mike Fabulous (guitar/vocals): Or old school 60’s and 70’s reggae meets funk and soul […]

Pier Vol 1 Interview: OPM

The Pier: Holiday in the Sun is such a dope track, had you been working on it for some time or is it brand new? John e (vocals): Thank you! It’s brand new. The Pier: There are lots of sounds going on in it and it has a lot of depth. Did it take a […]

Pier Vol 1 Interview: John Brown’s Body

The Pier: It is cool to see John Brown’s Body hook up with Dubmatix again, who remixed one of your songs on Re-Amplify. You must really like working with him then? Tommy Benedetti (drums): It’s great to have Dubmatix on board for another remix. I’m a real fan of his work and his version of […]