Think About Life- from on Media.
You guys released your sophomore album Family via Alien8 Recordings (Books on Tap, , and ). Can you tell us a bit about the label and why you chose them to release the album for you?
We've been signed to Alien8 for the past 4 years and this is our second album with them. We decided to sign with them because they were local and were big fans of their past releases. They're also really nice guys.
Family brings to mind some old favorites Gang, Run , De La Soul, Boys. Who would you consider to be an influence on your musical style?
Definitely , a lot of music from the No Wave era . That band Earth , Wind and Fire are an influence as well.
Your self-titled debut album Think About Life was released in 2006, in a few words can you sum up where are now, and how the group has evolved since your first release.
The band is definitely at a point right now where we don't really feel restricted to any specific form of songwriting . In the beginning , we basically wrote our songs with an old distorted and compressed keyboard and , drums, We pretty much got bored with that formula and started using other instruments while keeping the same level of energy and creativity. I think we're all very excited to experiment and try new songs at this point.
You recently played festival Texas. What do you enjoy most about outdoor festival performances, and how does it differ from playing smaller music venues
There's something spontaneous about playing outdoor shows. I think we all love playing them. One thing that I've observed with outdoor shows is that most of the time we're playing in front of diverse age groups. Kiddies from like 6 years old to folks in their late 60s.
I’m looking forward to catching you guys in Dublin. What can we expect from this show?
Bang bangs . Boom booms . too . And some satanic stuff.
Finally, what can we expect from over the next few months?
We're looking to have a month of songwriting in June , Playing a couple of festivals in the summer and then start recording as soon as all the madness calms down. ' a great time !!!!
Thanks to Martin for taking the time to write me! Massive thanks to Smith for putting me in touch with him.