Sam Heffernan

Me I am a multi instrumentalist from several bands in south wales. I currently work with Agrona (Blackened Metal - Drums), Cranial Separation (Death Metal - Drums) and Levitas (Post Black - Drums). With these projects on the go I dont get to share the work I do that has no fixed genre or that doesn't fit the genre's of these projects. This is where this project comes in. S.W.H is my multi genre project where the music I create outside of these genres can be released and enjoyed.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me is the most abstract of arts. It serves no purpose other than to exist. the expression we put behind the music gives it a secondary purpose after the fact.

What is your music dream?

To earn a living from music so I can support my family more effectively.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would help to make the world less resource demanding while still keeping as many of our creature comforts as possible.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

High Hopes by Pink Floyd. Its a beautifully melancholy song that I still love to this day. It was also one of the first songs of theirs I decided on my own that I loved.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

My favourite band of all time has to be Dying Fetus. Their evolution over the years has only honed their sound and they create something that feels different each album. I have other favourites in other genres but these guys top the all time list for me.

What inspires you to make music?

Most things I do in all fairness. Music is all around us from our entertainment to our advertising. I love it.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

There is more out there than just one style of music. Let's explore that.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It is one of the very few times in my life I achieve to mind silence. It is pure focus in the best of ways.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The reality nowadays is that music is a hard graft with a more saturated market than ever. To get noticed takes more than musical talent. Most of us are just trying to earn a living. There are many things to improve, things like audience attendance at shows, overall consumption of music can always improve and people need to look at more upcoming artists to help the next generation of musicians get going.

What do you think of Drooble?

This site seems cool, It reminds me of when Myspace was good while at the same time keeping some of the user friendly layout of more modern social media platforms.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My own limitations.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I attend as many shows as I can afford the time and money for, Also sharing posts from local bands and publications, buying merchandise of theirs and helping with occasional supply of gear when asked even when not actively playing the show.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

A Network. as determined as you can be I have found greater success in recent years more from speaking to people casually and falling into opportunities more than chasing them.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Democratus (Melodeath), Incursion (Metal), Agrona (Black Metal), Nomos (Black Metal), Auri (Black Metal), Ozimov (Synthwave), Elraes (Synthwave), Tony Longworth (Multi Genre), Nemertines (Avant Garde Metal), Los Albertos (Ska),