TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?
“Honey I Believe” is a song about redemption, resiliency and the sublime
freedom of saying f*ck it. In this song - our female protagonist is simultaneously
filled with hope and hopelessness, fear and fearlessness, despair and ecstasy.
She decides that she believes she can change everything. She is
talking to is, of course, herself. And she does, in fact, change things. She grabs
her partner, her regrettable cigarettes, and her dignity, and she hits the road
in search of her own demons and angels. And she finds a glimmer of something
that looks like truth among the ice machines and Bible drawers of a
questionable Motel somewhere in East Tennessee. May we all be so lucky.
WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?
Chasing demons is a reoccurring theme in a lot of our stories. It’s such a
universal truth that we’re all running from things and chasing things-we just
wanted to tell that from the POV of a character who’s somewhat broken, and
go with her on her journey to being empowered to change.
CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?
Whiskey-soaked and world-weary.
WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
Plenty of musical artists influenced us in our younger years. Wilco’s “Yankee
Hotel Foxtrot” came to us later in life and rewired our brains as to how you can
write and record. How to take “finished” songs and completely break them
down and rebuild them. How to play with textures and experiment with sonic
noise. It made the possibilities beautifully endless.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER
Our video for “If I Could” was a great experience for us. Again, a story about an
empowered woman–upon finding out her boyfriend wasn’t being faithful, finds
a Chicago dive bar to unleash her wrath. Watching her enter like a tornado and
tear the place up in her own way while the band played onstage was a fun story
to tell and think we captured it.
WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?
We are creative folks by nature. So if we’re not making music, we’re writing,
acting, making films, commercials. Or soaking in other people’s art.
DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
At this point, no. We get excited, for sure. But this band plays off each other
and brings the best out of each other. So having that team mentality sort of
does away with any butterflies. We just want to get out there and have fun.
HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?
We never wanted to a form a band. We wanted to create a community. Where
there was always an open seat for any instrument or voice to contribute
something to. Along the way we built a core of members that make up
Trickshooter, but on any given night, we have dobro players, percussionists,
rappers, spoken word artists up on stage and in the studio with us.
HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL
Co-founders Steve and Larry are the main songwriters, but we fully embrace
that ideas come from anywhere. A lyric. A synth loop. A violin scrape through a
delay pedal. It’s about pieces and parts and listening to them and building on
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
We’re students of popular culture. So we’re, of course, influenced by the
books, movies and music that surround us on a daily basis. But really it’s the
people in the rehearsal room that inspire us. And why we continue to invite
people into the social club. To take us to new places and bring unexpected
WHAT IS NEXT?
Right now, we’re pretty focused on putting out our new single, “Honey I
Believe” and the new EP, “Monte Carlo”. We have a new label, Animal Farm
Music and they have been amazing. Looking forward to working with them
more. And now that the world is slowly making its way back, we can’t wait to
start playing all these new songs live.
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