"This study helps explain why the distortion of rock-and-roll gets people excited: It brings out the animal in us. Composers have intuitive knowledge of what sounds scary without knowing why. What they usually don’t realise is that they’re exploiting our evolved predispositions to get excited and have negative emotions when hearing certain sounds."
"When we did the last U.S. tour , it became apparent that there’s so much sexism in rocknroll music. I mean, the promoters, the sound guys — everybody just sort of ignores the woman in the band.” Webber describes being mistaken for a backup singer and routinely having questions directed to other band members on issues pertaining to her equipment. The rest of the band was similarly frustrated, according to Webber. “They’re like, ‘Why don’t you ask her? She’s right beside me.’ Funny stuff like that. It’s ridiculous."