The frontman with 3 SECOND MEMORY, Dave Steward, answers some questions.
What sort of stupid name is 3 Second Memory?
Dave: Pretty stupid - all the best ones are! We saw someone in this 3 Second Memory goldfish T-shirt and thought it was catchy. It doesn't have a spiritual meaning and we try and avoid being called 3SM as it sounds a bit boy bandy.
What's the vision of the band?
Dave: Our vision is to communicate the word of God and our relationship with him in a relevant and accessible way through our music and personal witness. We aim to give others hope through our faith in Jesus and also encourage those who already know him. We really love seeing people enjoying themselves at gigs and we equally enjoy it.
Where do you play?
Dave: We have debate secular/non-secular venues and feel well equipped in both; our music helps us do this. We've found it really important to communicate together over the years, maintaining commitment to prayer and seeking God's will for us as a band. We also have a heart for the local scene and serving God there but not necessarily to getting signed. It's easy to think that playing the bigger gigs means you've "made it" when in reality you're just as effective in a local setting as a resource to Universities, Churches or the local pub. I think you've "made it" as soon as you realise your calling as a band and are released in to it.
Is it true that you all met at University?
Dave: Most of us met in the surfy haunts of Plymouth four years ago where we first practiced and gigged. As graduation loomed we wanted to continue playing and looked around for work. Eventually we moved up north, to Birmingham, where us lads got jobs and have a quality time living together. We then had to get a new drummer and were completely blessed to find Hilary Wilcox who has given the band its new edge and enthusiasm.
Tell us about the songs on the EP?
Dave: The title track "Through Your Eyes" is a challenge not to slip into the normal way of thinking and instead try to adopt a more Christ-like attitude. Track two, "Skies", looks at God's faithfulness in the stages of a person's life, going from not knowing him, to living and dying knowing him. Track three, "Home", is a call for people to hold themselves in strength and confidence, through their faith in Christ.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.