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July 8, 2009

Competition: Win tickets to see One for the Team

Filed under: competitions,Musical Rooms Series — by Sinéad Gleeson @ 2:24 pm
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oftteamUS outfit One for the Team play Whelan’s on Friday week, July 17th. To win one of two double passes to the gig, just answer the following question and leave your answer in the comments by lunchtime next Tuesday.

What state in the US do the band hail from?

Update: Congrats Louise and Gillian – enjoy the gig.

Link: Musical Rooms Part 78: One for the Team

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July 6, 2009

Musical Rooms Part 78: One for the Team

Filed under: Interviews,Musical Rooms Series — by Sinéad Gleeson @ 10:21 am
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OFTT

“I love to write music in my apartment. Well, more specifically, in my bedroom. It’s quiet, I’m near the Mississippi River and I can see the Minneapolis skyline from my window. I have hardwood floors and a lot windows, so it’s always sunny and radiates warmth. I also have two orchids on the window ledge next to my desk. I have three guitars, one acoustic guitar, four amplifiers (two big, two small), two synthesizers, a bass guitar, my recording equipment (a laptop with ProTools, a Digi002, a SansAmp, and a Sound Delux U195 vocal microphone), two sets of oversized headphones, and a brilliant hi-fi stereo set-up.

I’d have the most important things for me to have here in this space are the orchids, a model X-Wing and an old broken wind-up clock that I’ve grown rather fond of. My apartment is also my office, so I spend quite a bit of the day within its walls. I tend to drop everything when inspiration strikes, I feel as thought that provides for the most energy and thought when writing. Isolation is very important for the beginning of the process. I often feel like a mad scientist hiding in my evil lair all alone. However, after I get the initial skeletal structure of the song, I bring to the rest of the band and then the song becomes their problem too.

What I like most about here is that it feels like no other place in the world. It feels like home.”

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One for the Team is an American indie-rock band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded by American songwriter Ian Anderson in 2006, the band has released two full-length albums – Good Boys Don’t Make Noise and Build It Up – on Afternoon Records and an ep, ‘Build Garden’ this year. The band is completed by co-lead vocalist and keyboard player Grace Fiddler and drummer Elliot Manthey. They play Whelan’s on Friday July 17th. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/onefortheteam.

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