MHF Exclusive : Q & A With Sydney’s Hard Rockers “Dreamers Crime”

Metal Heads Forever had a chat with Pete Repousis, frontman of the hard rock Australian outfit Dreamers Crime

  • What’s your name and position in the band? Pete, lead vocalist/frontman
  • Which genre(s) do you feel best represent your band? At the end of the day, we’re a rock band. The genre is based on how we are feeling at the time of writing. We can be heavy metal, hard rock, nu-metal, heavy rock, alternative.. like I said, we like to call ourselves a rock band.
  • What was your favorite thing about writing, recording and filming the latest release? No BS, “LIKE ME” has just been fun and easy. Considering the song was recorded in different time periods because of COVID, it all came to be so organically. The whole new groove, hip hop/rap elements just happened and everyone was digging it. I personally really enjoy rapping in the verses as it allows more space for lyrics. You still know that this is a Dreamers Crime song, especially when the chorus hits. Now the music video, you don’t have to be a genius to know we were having fun the entire time. Working with Dave Hunter again, we told him that we wanted it to be a fun video where we didn’t want to take ourselves too seriously with social media themes. Definitely keen to do more of those style of videos in the future hehe.
  • What is your favorite part about touring? Being busy all the time! The South East Asian tours were non stop cycles of minimal sleep, bus rides, sound checks, radio interviews, promotion advertising, meet and greets, post and pre gig interactions with people and of course the shows themselves!
  • In an alternate universe where you are not a Musician, what kind of activities would you be interested in? Film. Whether that be acting, directing, screenplay writing, voice acting…I love it. I have that OCD that when I’m watching something, I watch everything lol. I can’t watch something with someone next to me not paying attention or on their phones. I’m the guy that rewinds it so they watch it again lol.
  • When did you pick up your first instrument? Drums when I was 16. I booked a show for my high school band and told them I’d be the drummer
  • Did your school have a supportive Music Department/Teachers? I’m pretty sure they were. I never chose music as an elective. In saying that, in high school, I was immersed in everything rock and roll and heavy metal. 
  • Do you have any pre-performance rituals? Warming up different parts to the voice and singing some songs of different genres. I also do some stretching before I get out there to loosen up. I like to be in my own headspace for about 10 minutes and then huddling up with the boys before we go out there and perform.
  • What do you think the Music Industry needs right now? More venues for more gigs.
  • What’s next for you? We recorded 2 singles during the last lockdown…one just got released and there’s one to go 😉