Hi, how are you doing?
Thanks for the interview. First, you may give the people
a short introduction of your band.
Sky (guitar, vocals): Hi ! Well Iím fine, Iím
preparing myself for a party tonight! To answer you, we
like to describe the band's music as 'Shock-Pop', a
style ready to be presented as really innovative, strong,
rocking and dancing as fuck! Crack ov Dawn's aim is
actually pretty clear: always try something new and
powerful, never content to be just another band, and
break all the rules.
How long have you guys been together, and how did you
Sky: Well, Crack ov Dawn was envisioned and
brought forth in Paris, in January Millenium+2, and
formed by guitarist Sexy Sadie and vocalist Vinnie
Valentine, on the ashes of several previous born-to-loose
Punk-Rock-Metal projects. They were soon joined up by
Britney Beach, who was an old friend. In summer
Millenium+3, Vinnie and Britney met Mallaury Murder
while being thrown off a Parisian club and recruited him
as a bassist. Mallaury find a way to bring with him the
drunkard Xander Xanax and I completed the line up
quickly, because I well known Britney and Sadie and that
we were determined since many years to play in a band
The name sounds a little weird, and because you write
"ov" in stead of "of" it looks a little weird as well.
Why did you choose this name?
Sky: Thereís no mysterious way: we find that ďovĒ
sound better than ďofĒ! And after that we realized that
we have made a good choice, because crackofdawn.com is a
porn site! The choice of Crack Ov Dawn is because the
crack of dawn is the first thing that we can see after a
night of party Ė so thatís a reflect of our life! And,
again, the really important criterion is that Crack Ov
Dawn is a cool band name.
How should you describe your music? And what are your
Sky: Well, as I said before, we define our music
as Shock Pop, and each ov us has different influences.
But I would say several different bands like GNR, R+,
Manson, Motley or even Sex Pistols.
When I take a closer look at your debut album "Dawn
Addict" (the cover art, the booklet, your nicknames and
the bandpictures) I see that you are operating under a
certain image. How important is image for you, and why
did you choose this image?
Sky: We consider that the image is very important
for a band. Itís linked to our music, and more than
that, to our personality. For us, a great band must have
a visual identity, we want offer to our fans something
to feed their ears AND their eyes. And this image is an
extension of ourselves: I cannot imagine us with
Slipknotís masks or Limp Bizkit appearance! You know,
when we are on stage, we donít want to look like your
neighbour Ė except if your neighbour is Nikky Six!
Can you describe each of the bandmembers in just one
Sky: Britney: dandy. Mallaury: unhealthy. Sadie:
sexy. Sky: spicy. Vinnie: pervert. Xander: crazy.
Your debut album received some nice reviews of
different zines, including ours. What do you think of
the album yourself?
Sky: We are very proud of our album, and we
really love it! You know, Crack Ov Dawn is for us a band
for free creation: we put our brain aside and we play
the music that we like at this moment ov our life.
Thatís why you can find heavy riffs and pop chorus in
one song: we donít put a limit to our songwriting
process. So personally I think that Dawn Addict is a
kind of OVNI in our scene, and it melts very well our
several influences to create a unique style. Dawn Addict
Murderdolls' Joey Jordison has released it in the
States. How did you get in contact? And what made him
decide to do the release overseas?
Sky: In fact our album is not still released in
the States, but Joey has planned to do it. Vinnie got
contact with him via a common friend, who worked in a
great porn magazine, and sent him a Dawn Addict CD. Joey
had just really loved our music, and decided to release
in its label as soon as he could!
On your MySpace profile, there are a few new
rehearsal songs listenable. I think they sound way more
mature than the ones on "Dawn Addict". Do you agree with
Sky: Itís hard for me to answer, because Iím too
much implied to determine if itís mature or not. But the
fact itís that there is a different feeling on the
forthcoming album perhaps more Rock with a big R.
Is there already a release date for the new album?
Sky: It will be probably available in France in
March or April 2006, and this album will be as good as
Hell! There will be eleven song, some quieter than in
the first album, some more aggressive.
What else can we expect from Crack Ov Dawn in the
Sky: European Tour, we hope!
Time for a question meant for fun, just because you
are from France hehe. Do you prefer French cheese or
Sky: Both! Itís too hard to make a decisionÖ We
drink a lot of different alcohols, from beer to whisky,
but wine itís for me the best with food. And a dinner
without cheese is not a real dinner!
Well, the interview ends here. Thanks again for your
time. And because I am a real gentleman, the final words
Sky: Should I understand that you consider me a
lady? Iím flattered. So, stay Rock, stay Fashion, come
to the Dawn.
Interview by: Gerardo (July 2005)