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INTERVIEW: Tough On Fridays

How would you classify your music?

We like to refer to our music as “progressive alternative” because while we take a lot of inspiration from older alt bands, we also have components in our music that no band has done before.

Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

We take a lot of inspiration from bands like Moose Blood, Blink 182, Paramore, The 1975 , and Nirvana.

What do you want fans to take from your music?

We want our fans to draw inspiration from our music, and enjoy the small details we include in each song that makes them what they are.

How’s the music scene in your locale?

In Georgetown, TX, there’s a lot of singer-songwriter, country and blues artists. That’s been great for us because, as an all girl alternative band, we really stand out in the music scene.

Nearby Austin has all types of music and obviously is the home for festivals like SXSW and ACL; yet, with the exception of a couple of Austin venues like Emo’s, we don’t find our type of music well represented for guys our age. We don’t do the coffee shop scene and we’re not into being background music. That, combined with our ages, means that we haven’t been able to venture out as much as we’d like. We’re hoping to change that as we open the Texas Indie Fest’s Friday, March 16th, lineup at 4:30pm.

What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

Definitely either Moose Blood or the 1975, because they had so much energy in their performance and are huge musical influences for us. Playing live is great because we’re able to loosen up and put our personality in the songs we play as well as connect with our fans.

Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?

“lush” is our favorite currently, because it was the first song we had written and composed that was really an example of the music we want to create in the future. The different time signatures and the melody really stand out from other songs we’ve written and heard.

How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

We all have evolved in terms of opening up and really letting loose on stage, because in the beginning we would feel pretty uncomfortable playing live and being the center of attention. But now it comes as second nature!

If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

Katie: I would definitely love to work with Jimmy Page, he has been such a musical inspiration for me as a guitarist and musician in general.

Caleigh: I would love to work with Adam Hann from the 1975 and be able to learn what effects he uses to get the sounds that he does.

Gina: I would like to write a song and just talk with Prince. He was a musical genius and wrote so many iconic hit songs.

What’s next for you? 

We have a lot of fans following us in the UK & Europe, so we would love to be able to tour and connect with our fans over there.  We’d love to play as an opener for some of our fav bands. Our manager, Eric with Dead Rose Management, never seems to sleep and is constantly working on ideas for us. We have tons of ideas in the works for new material, so keep an ear out!

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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