Kind Of Hate is a no frills hardcore band from Boston. In their short
time they have released a demo, ep and their newest full length "Undisputed"
.I got to ask Matt Pike (singer) a few questions. Here goes.
JasonAlex.com: Tell me who you are and
what you do in the band, who else plays in SKOH?
Matt Pike : Matt Pike, I sing for SKOH, Parker
plays bass, Chris plays drums and Nick and Peacock play guitar.
JasonAlex.com: How did SKOH start?
Matt Pike : Who knows? SKOH started because
I was bored. I only have a million things going on in my life so what's
I have been going to shows for for12-13 years and wanted to be on the
other side of things....just wanted to have fun i guess
JasonAlex.com: Tell us about your new record "Undisputed" on Bridge9, it
was album of the week here at JameyJasta.
Matt Pike : Undisputed is just short, sweet
and to the point. It is a no thrills punk hardcore album. Nothing groundbreaking
although it's sincere and bitter. It was a great way for me to get a bunch
of shit off my chest in a round about way. It is a far cry from the seven
inch in terms of the song writting....I am fucking proud of this record.
JasonAlex.com: You guys have played a bunch of shows and have even done some west coast
dates, any plans for a tour?
Matt Pike : Not really a full blown tour,
but we wil do as much as we can with the time that we have. I think we
are going to try and do a week of west coast dates the second week of
July. The Distance and Outbreak are going to do them with us....they just
dont know it yet
JasonAlex.com: What are some of the best shows you have played?
Matt Pike : Reach The Sky's last show was
amazing. Our shows in San Fran, Anaheim, Che Fest and Hollywood were unreal
and Posi Numbers 2003 was a great time. We have had the pleasure of sharing
the stage with some of the best bands around, we are really lucky.
JasonAlex.com: Let's talk about Matt Pike the dude, when your not doing SKOH you run
a full time booking agency, how did you get involved with that? Do you
have any advice for someone that would want to get into that field?
Matt Pike : Matt Pike the dude is shot bro
haha. I started booking tours around '96. I toured with Converge and just
hanging around with them for a while. When it came time to tour the summer
of 97, I said to the dudes. Fuck it, I will put it together for you. They
were like sure ok...and I did it. Then i booked Bane and started doing
shit for a bunch of band. Around 99 I moved to NYC to work for a "real"
company, up until that point i was just doing things on my own out of
my house and what not. I moved back to Boston in the summer of 02 to start
my own thing and it has been rolling right along even since. I owe a lot
to the guys in Converge and Bane because if it were not for them giving
me a shot at this shit I would be doing who knows what now......
JasonAlex.com: Were you ever worried that maybe things wouldn't work out? It's always
hard to go and do things on your own.
Matt Pike : I am not so sure if I was worried
it wouldn't work out I try not to think that way,i am not someone who
gives up. It isn't easiest thing in the world to do. I like a good challenge
and there is nothing more rewarding that working hard and seeing that
hardwork pay off. I am motivated, I don't want to fail, fuck now I don't
know if i am making any sense haha..
JasonAlex.com: What bands do you currently work with besides Converge and Bane?
Matt Pike : The Bled, Bleeding Through, Comeback
Kid, Give Up the Ghost, H20, Between The Buried and Me, Throwdown, THC,
Stretch Arm Strong, Big Collapse, Terror, MPB, Walls....Aaron from Bane
has a new band called Only Crime that features Bill from the Decesdents
and Russ from Godd Riddance. Zack and Pete from Bane's other band Silent
JasonAlex.com: Lets get back to SKOH for a minute, is there any plans yet for a follow
up to "Undisputed" ?
Matt Pike : Yeah sure, we'll see how things
go ya know. I would love to keep playing shows here and there and write
some songs to release sooner or later...we are pretty laid back
JasonAlex.com: What's your take on the current hardcore scene? Matt
Pike : There are a lot of great bands out there that never get
any attention. Man i don't know i am almost 29 and i think my view is
a bit different than say someone who is 21. I am not going to sit here
and say shit like "i remember when...." but i just wish some of these
kids would just stop taking themselves so seriously. Bro your at a hardcore
show No One Cares. I don't know. I still love hardcore (i think). Message
Boards are shot, in theory they are great, they give dudes a chance to
promote shows and releases and all that. But at the end of the day all
it's all so counterproductive, dudes taking shots at other dudes blah
blah blah.....your band sucks, my band sucks, everyband sucks, this label
sucks, this scene sucks, this zine sucks, whatever. If i was someone who
didnt know much about hardcore and I stumbled upon a hardcore message
board, would i want to be in that "scene"? fuck you....who knows...blah
is kind of a two parter, What newer bands are you currently into, Also
what bands now do you think will be looked back on as classic bands in
a few years? I really think Give Up The Ghost will be one of those bands
Pike : I am not sure if there will be "classic" bands....for
a few reasons - it isn't like the "old" days when punk/hardcore
was this fresh raw thing, so when people heard Black Flag they were blown
away, when they heard Agnostic Front they were blown away, Judge, Negative
Approach, Minor Threat who ever they wer blown away. there was much to
compare it to. As in today, the kids hate everything and nothing is ever
as good as the old stuff.
JasonAlex.com:any new bands you like?
Matt Pike : I love Terror, Champion, The Distance and Outbreak.
I love Internal Affairs, Piece by Peice, With or Without You. Think I
Care,Cast Aside I am into the new With Honor and Blacklisted records.
Comeback Kid is fucking great. I am sure i am forgetting a bunch.....
JasonAlex.com:Sound scan stats : where its at or all hype?
Pike : Scans? I love when faggot bands run around and shoot their
mouths off like " we scanned this, we scanned that" love pulling the scan
and being like "nig your shit is in the bargin bin" Guru of gang star
said it best when he said "you cats are buying your own records to beef
up sales" I love scans bro, they are fun. Not so accurate for the core/punk
scene but fun none the less.
JasonAlex.com:HAHAHA, cool so with that we end, any last words?
Pike : Thanks
for asking the question....buy our new record, buy the Distance record
and check out the Outbreak when it comes out....and look out for breakin'
in fanzine if we ever get it finnished. mixtapekings.com,
redsox.com, G Unit Clothing, S Dot's,
Jay Of, Murder By Death, Kayne West, venue scans, NFL Equiptment, reebok.com/us/rbk/products?productId=887&genderId=1&collectionId=59,
Ryan O, Juan Diaz, Reds in Salem, MA, Another Voice....voice
of the forgotten, one voice.
shit i don't back: internet personalitys, Ja Rule and fags who talk shit.