Hi Nick, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I’ve been good, how are you?
Can you talk to us more about your new single “Wait”?
“Wait.” was originally suppose to be a separate release a few years back, it was going to be that song and one other along with some live tracks. But in writing and recording that track, we had a good sound going that we just wanted to bust out several more. By the end of it, we had an album’s worth of material and that’s what out today.
The song is probably the most Foo Fighters-esque song we’ve ever written but it’s got its own Noiseheads flare to it.
Did any event inspire you to write this song?
Actually, yeah. As a band, we were looking to move to from Florida to North Carolina together to continue things and be closer to bigger metro areas, and so this song was written right before we were to make that transition – in a sense, saying “goodbye” to all the things we’d known and love for most of our lives and yet not just waiting around for something to happen.
Long story short, it didn’t quite work out the way we thought: our bassist (my brother) plus me and my wife moved there while our drummer didn’t; 6 months later, my wife and I moved back and my brother stayed. So now, two-thirds of us live in FL and the other third lives in NC.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
This music videos has some reference to all of our other videos sprinkled throughout. We do a lot of music videos, so fans that have watched all those will recognize a lot of the callbacks. Other than that, the production style was sort of getting back to our roots of just having fun and shooting on the fly – some of other videos had much bigger productions, but this one was quick and simple. It’s one of my favorites.
The single comes off your new album Sitcoms For Aliens – what’s the story behind the title?
We were sitting at the laundry mat one day and the idea of aliens tuning into a TV show about earth came up.
How was the recording and writing process?
Fast and slow. We did majority of it in one week (the one week we were all together in NC), and then I took about 2 months off before finishing up the vocals and the rest of the guitars. The song ideas I have gestate for a really long time and then when it comes time to getting them done, they finish up rather quickly – that was the case this time.
How has the 70s and 80s influenced your writing?
60s, 70s, and 80s music was played all throughout my childhood, not to mention the 90s music that was present on TV and the radio. I’d say I’m influenced by it all, I’m not really partial to anything. I feel like an old man disliking a lot of contemporary music, but there’s still a lot of great music being made. I like it all!
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
I find inspiration in everything. I tend to stay away from writing literally, which I’m sure annoys some people because they have no idea what I’m talking about, haha.
Any plans to hit the road?
With two-thirds of the band in different states, there aren’t any plans at the moment. We’d love to, just might have to figure some things out. We’ll see what happens in the next few months.
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