We caught up with Las Vegas based band LSR to find out more about their latest EP, and their unique brand of unapologetic pop rock.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM/ PROJECT?
Troy (singer): This album is basically our little melting pot of everything we love and miss about rock n roll.
David( Guitarist): It’s our love letter to rock n roll!
WHAT INSPIRED ANY CENTRAL THEMES ON THE ALBUM?
Troy: I would say there are several themes woven throughout...some are pretty deep diving...some are sarcastic, but it covers a range of things from self reflection, overcoming, bitterness, redemption...and a touch of jealousy. Hopefully there are some relatable topics! Haha.
HOW LONG DID YOU SPEND RECORDING?
David: I like to move pretty quick. I feel if you spend too much time on a track it starts to feel labored on & It loses some of that energy.
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT THE SONGWRITING PROCESS?
Troy: It typically starts with a riff or music...Dave sends me an idea that I live with and drive around with it for awhile, then I’ll bring it to practice and we kind of workshop it as a band.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM?
David: I like some of the new tracks we are working up. I feel we have started to develop a sound that we can call ours.
Troy: It’s tough, but right now I’m really digging an unreleased track called “Nothing left to Lose”, but honestly it depends on the day!
WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES?
David: The Stones, Sex Pistols, Aerosmith, zeppelin are the big ones. But newish bands like rival sons & the Cadillac three are up there too. I just love music !
Troy: I have always been influenced by storytelling songwriters...Petty, Mellencamp, etc...basically guys that can paint a picture with words and give you a melody that gets stuck in your head.
HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?
David: This version really came together once troy & I started working together. We reached out to some people in our circle & things kinda slowly fell into place.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE STARTING OUT?
Troy: Be true to what you believe and work your ass off...don’t worry about chasing trends, just be authentic.
WHAT IS NEXT?
ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD -
David: I’m excited to be headed back into the studio in a few weeks! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us.
Troy: Thanks so much for having us...as far as what's next, we just plan to just keep doing more more and more...more music, travel, shows, videos!