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INTERVIEW: The Burning Peppermints

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?


Can you talk to us about your latest single “Don’t Try To Lie To Me”?

We recorded the track at Ahmad’s studio, King of the Jungle Productions, in Vestavia Hills. This record wasn’t recorded entirely live like our last one was, and we learned a lot in the process of working on this record and were really able to just have a lot of fun making it. Between tracking the guitars and vocals and the vocal effects we were really just able to ask ourselves “do you think we can do that?” and then try it. It’s really great to be able to create in an environment where we can try things without second guessing ourselves.

What role does Birmingham play in your writing?

Since I’ve entered Birmingham’s music scene everyone has been extremely supportive. I remember giving my CD to Carson of The Dirty Lungs half expecting him to react with “This town ain’t big enough for TWO rock bands.” But that’s simply not the case in Birmingham at all. I feel like I’m part of a huge extended family.

How has My Bloody Valentine influenced the band?

I don’t know if MBV has influenced The Burning Peppermints in any super direct way- but I’ve definitely listened to Loveless my fair share of times. If anything, it definitely serves as a reminder that it’ll be okay if we spend any extra time put into making something sound the way we want it.

Does the new single mean we can expect more new material – how’s that coming along?

We’re in process of wrapping up recording on eight new songs right now. Hopefully more of it will see the light of day sooner rather than later.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Hopefully before the end of the year we’ll have released all or most of it.

Any plans to hit the road?

Plans, but nothing definitive yet.

What else is happening next in The Burning Peppermints’ world?

 We’re about to go into the studio to record two more albums of Material we’ve had done for a while. Really looking forward to getting all of this stuff out there!

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