SEBASTIAN DANZIG, 25, GUITAR
“I was really shit at school. My grades were awful, but I was good in other regards. I was a national chess champion as a kid, for example. So, strategy games like that I was really good at, and sports, too, just not when it came to anything academic – I can’t read for shit! The only thing I got from education was the fact that we went to prep school, so we were eight-year-old kids dressing in suits and ties, and that informed how we dress now.we don’t give a shit about what people say with regards to what we wear, because we’ve spent our whole lives this way. Our childhood has had a huge influence on our band, and the fact that we don’t give a fuck about people saying we’re cool or not. We just do what we believe is cool for us.
“The big brother role has been a part of my life ever since I was 15, when our parents separated; from that point, I took on the role of the father figure and the duties that go with that.this was around the time we all left school and decided what we wanted to do with our lives. On the road, I’d take care of all band duties, such as booking tours and sorting merchandise, making sure everything was in order.the responsibility was thrown upon me – it wasn’t like I wanted to do it, but someone had to.
“I was actually ready to go off and play college hockey at one point, before I got injured. But now, I don’t care so much about sports, unless it’s the Olympics. It was interesting to go through a phase in my life where I thought that was what I wanted to do, and then realise that, actually, music was what I wanted. Recently, I’ve got back into hockey because Las Vegas now has a professional hockey team. I was born in Toronto and their hockey team is really terrible, so I decided to support thevegas team!”