These guys are rockin some serious garage punk. If you like Ty Segall and his buddy Mikal Cronin , this is a band you don’t want to miss out on. Cool stuff to help get you through some cold winter days, guaranteed to get you moving…..
Can you give us a little of the bands background, bands that you’ve been in…..
M: Charlie and I have been in bands together since we were at school. Ry had never been in a band before we started The Red Cords.
R: Yeah I couldn’t play anything
How did the formation of your band come about ...
M: Ry was constantly discovering these great bands, so we kinda made him start playing because we wanted to be a band together. He’s my brother so he’s always been around Charlie and I when we were in other bands growing up.
R: It started with me and charlie joking about starting a really generic garage band with fezzes and red cord jackets but then we realised how dumb that would be.
What is your process like for writing?
M: Usually someone has an idea, whether that be just a guitar part or more of a roughly finished song. Then we’ll play it at practice and finish it together.
R: We used to do a lot more writing in the room when we started so we wanna do more of that again.
What song made you want to start a band?
M: It was probably something by Mikal Cronin or The Moonhearts, we were all listening to them quite a bit at the time. Probably ‘I hate myself’ by Moonhearts.
R: I think when i first listened to ‘free drugs’ by harlem. or ‘to the dregs’ by wavves maybe for a track, its hard to think of one song.
Can you tell us what albums you all listened to back when you were at home , high school days.
M: The first album I listened too a lot at school was Californication by ‘Red hot chilli Peppers’. Then a lot of Greenday and Nirvana.
R: Blink 182, jimmy eat world etc a lot of that era pop punk bands. but also a lot of AC/DC and Iron Maiden, and my friends dad used to play alot of ramones and sex pistols when i went over which was good.
What were some of your favorite Albums of 2015?
Freedom – Black Tambourines
Maximum growth and vigour – Hipshakes
Silent Kill – Radioactivity
High – Royal Headache
amERICa – Wreckless Eric
L.P.1 – Coneheads
How would you describe your sound and singing style.
M: Probably punk with some garage rock thrown in, pretty fast energetic songs that don’t last longer than a few minutes. Melodic vocal lines and a lot of group vocals especially in our more recent songs.
R: I wouldn’t say i have any kind of singing style i basically just do spoken word.
Any new bands we should be paying attention to
The Black Tambourines
If you could hit a time machine button and end up in any music scene , what year would it be and more importantly where would you be.
M: 1977 would be a pretty great year, in either the US or the UK where a whole bunch of punk bands were at their best.
Plans for 2016……
M: Think about recording our first album. We have a bunch of songs that we’re going to record early in the new year, whilst they’re still fresh in our heads. That might end up being a 4th ep. We’re also heading out on a tour of the UK with our pals ‘Proto Idiot’ in January, to promote the release of ‘Vile Guy’.
R: for me personally, put more effort in.
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