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Tell us a bit about yourself? We started in the early 2000s as an emo band and have evolved into a much quicker faster and political anarcho punk group with our new album “Time For Noisy USA” – it was written during the last election and we were concerned about where things were going in America. Some of the songs are very tongue in cheek and others are social commentary that deal with Americana, the perception of Americans throughout the world, Sex in America, America’s racist past and more.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? We have been at this for a while and we now how to write songs. I'm not saying others don't, but the craft and the art of songwriting is important to us. A lot of music is deadly serious and we have a good bit of levity to our work intermixed with the horrors of daily life. We enjoy experimenting with our music which includes releases 2 albums of 8-bit versions of our songs, hand programmed by the band. Our styles vary from disc to disc as we learn and want to try new things.
What’s your back-story? Our newest album "Time For Noisy USA" is all about life in America. "Cool Wine" is about that teacher in high school who is always too friendly with his 15 year old female student. "American Girl" is about the media's portrait of the self/selfie-obsessed culture of the moment. And then there's "Would You Fuck King Tut?" which is a fairly straight-forward question. There was an article on Gawker a few years back that was titled "Would You Have Fucked King Tut?" It was about these new images of what the boy-king would have looked like. Now, that's a crazy article title, right? So we turned it into a song.
What are you working on at the moment? We are planning a series of regional shows in the Northeastern United States as well as a few small tours of the Southern States. We have written a new album that will take the band in a psychedelic metal direction, influenced by Snakefinger, Deep Purple, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Sleep, Death, etc. We've just released a live album from our 2008 show at the Khyber + The Mill Creek where we opened up for The Dollyrots and Grave Mistake. It has our crowd favorite cover of Boyz II Men's "Motown Philly" - We are going to release a cassette this year, the B side is going to be a 20 minute instrumental synth-wave piece called "Number Stations". Lastly we're working on putting together an EP of some of the covers we've done over the year which include "The Hulkster's in the House" by Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band and "We Built This City (On Rock 'N Roll)" by Starship.
What's the first song you remember hearing? When Doves Cry by Prince
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
What was the first gig you went to? Prince, Philadelphia Spectrum
Which song do you wish you'd written? Girl Can't Be Herself - Alicia Keys
Which song changed your life? Beware of Darkness - George Harrison
Which song would you like played at your funeral? I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead - Weird Al Yankovic
What song is stuck in your head right now?That JG Wentworth commercial
What was the first Album you bought? In 3-D - Weird Al Yankovic
Which song made you want to play music? You Are The Everything - R.E.M.