THE NEW AFFAIR
These boys are still a hometown band. Their die hard fans trek over from Bremerton to Seattle whenever they have a show here. In the song “Kitsapathy” they do a cool scatty-doo-wop that leaves you wiggling for more. With Michael Perkins on vocals, his brother Matt on drums, Mark Davison and Chris Ray on guitars and Pete Orbea on Bass and keyboard this band has evolved into a sweet listening niche that has a variety of different styles.
BB: How did you come up with that doo-op ditty? It’s a little different than your usual style, isn’t it?
Michael Perkins: “I just started doing it in practice, in place of lyrics and it stuck.”
BB: Do you believe you guys have any punk in your play?
Michael Perkins: “This is not how I would do punk! This is our own version of rock n roll. There’s no hyphenation in our band. If you’ve got an electric guitar and a heavy handed drummer then you are a rock n roll band!
BB: How do you guys come up with songs?
Mark Davison “Chris and I usually come up with a riff and then we all start writing. We definitely write the songs together.”
The New Affair will continue to play in Kitsap County and hopefully will grace us Seattle-ites with their presence as well!
When the lead singer asks his band mate what the name of the song he just belted out is, he’s clearly not involved in the process…. Such is North 47. They’re a bit too much in their directionless “trying it out” phase, that they may or may not grow out of. I think they may be sprouting from a seedling, into what I am not certain. I guess it’s up to them!