Jenna Leigh Raine interview 01/10/23
MM: Can you tell us about you and who’s your biggest influences
I’m a London-based female solo artist. The music I create just happens from the way I build sound
into parts that get layered, eventually becoming a wall of exciting production. I like many artists
crossing 5-6 decades, across a variety of genres, such as Gary Numan, Avril Lavigne and Japan.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
In some way I see myself as a character inside a film filled with scenarios. The last album was about
time running out. A lot of my work is about a survival but also time running out, and how we source
and see our futures.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2024
I’ve already got ideas for a new album which I hope is completed by January 2025, so I’ll be busy
with that. But in 2024 I hope to do some shows off the back of my current recently finished album
BLOODSAND out this coming February.
MM: What can we expect from you live
I have an idea for a slightly shadowy lit stage. I love creating atmosphere in more ways than one. The
sound will be big with machines that rock.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring
Uniquely I’ve done more one-off shows per year than day after day. I don’t like gigs in winter unless
I’m jumping out of a car to dressing room. I’ve done enough gigs in the freezing cold.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
I love to tour with Crosses, Raven Numan and Poppy.
MM: What’s the most memorable concert you’ve been to (other than your own) and why
Wembley Stadium – 1988 - Michael Jackson - Bad Tour. It was memorising. He was at the height of
his career. By night when the opening of MAN IN THE MIRROR sounded it was just magical. I was in
my teens and happy I can say I was there at the front.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
Getting my records published and out in stores around the world including Amoeba in Los Angeles
and Rough Trade UK. Seeing them in the rock racks is kinda cool.
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
I’m going to be so random and say REPLICAS by Tubeway Army. It’s a dark, heavy rock about a future
we’re close to now. It was the advent of electronic machine rock with both guitars and synths. It
could be considered today as one of the first industrial albums.
With my music being perfect for film, I seek soundtracks to listen to and my personal favourite is
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people
Yes, I remember it still just. It was part of a charity event at Slough Town Football Club. We were
very well rehearsed and the only band on the bill using synths.
We had people screaming and cheering even following us to a club.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Growing up, Gary Numan. I have Poppy’s European 2023 poster in my studio today
MM: Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
If you’re talking rock, I suppose Motorhead, Marilyn Manson, Jethro Tull or early Aerosmith.
It’s all relative. More recent, I suggest looking out for GHOSTEMANE, Poppy and Crosses.
MM: What’s the most important thing to the band right now?
Wider exposure and creating a modern performance not just a gig more a show. All the artists I like
mostly put on shows. I want to make it more involved more cinematic.
MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
I was actually last month practicing a couple tracks one called Too Bad by Michael Jackson or
something from the 70s or 80s
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
Everything is played written produced engineered by me. Its diverse rock meets dark apocalyptic
MM: Four words to describe (band Name)
Dark Cin-Roc (cinematic)
MM: Final Words for your fans and our readers
I feel the music I do can’t stand still or be repeated. It’s like hip hop; it’s shooting its self quickly,
taking the essence of a richer, darker, metallic, cinematic in the present here and now.