from melynda,
1. Can you tell us a little bit about the project for those that have never heard of you before?

We are a rock trio. We fuse elements of progressive rock and experimental metal.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
hmmm always a hard question. It is sincere and emotionally driven music. I am personally obsessed with fusing beauty and aggression.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
powerlessness, vastness, oceans, ghosts.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Eight Bells is a nautical term. Eight bells is the end of one shift or watch and the beginning of the next. That moment in between the two is where I want to exist. What I want to describe.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

Our stage performances are always very exciting to us. We get into a state that I like to think of as reflective- Pushing it out.. I think it might be the most honest anyone can ever see me be. We had a lot of fun doing shows with Agalloch, and also playing on the Fall Into Darkness festival here in Portland with SubRosa, Bell Witch, and Wolvserpent.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?

Yes we are actually working on a west coast tour right now for late April . Nothing is fully confirmed yet, but I expect we will make an announcement in the next few weeks.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the new album by fans of underground music?

Hmm well I don't know yet. I expect that it will be a mixed bag though. I am well aware that we are not making music for the masses.

8. Currently you are signed to Seventh Rule, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support they have given you so far?

Seventh Rule Recordings Rules. They actually helped us a bit with the financing of the recording- and we have a really fun email and text joking relationship. Scott the label owner, actually got in touch with us- he had seen a live show, and contacted our booking agent about us. We met and thought he was a really good guy and a great place for The Captain's Daughter.

9. Are there any other musical projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?

This is it for now. And quite enough really.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

Hmmm I have always wanted to make something super beautiful and almost classical. We shall see.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Lately I have been listening to the soundtrack for the movie 'The Road' , Hildur Gudnadottir , today I listened to some Death, and Necrophobic, Can't get enough Anima Morte , Enslaved ( who I love - and yes even the new one), and some Italian disco believe it or not.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

I like to go hiking when I can find the time, love my dog, I go to shows. Lately alot of hibernation interspersed with sauna - as it is cold and wet in portland!

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks much for your interest in the band.