Creative Adult band member, Scotty P took time to answer questions about the new EP, and their current tour.
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What can audiences expect when they come to one of your shows?
We just play our songs and try to bring it. I'm not sure what people expect from us or if there are any preconceptions of how we are live.
What is the most challenging part of the recording process?
As long as we're prepared there aren't too many challenges. Most of it is recorded live so it feels more like a jam than anything.
What did you learn about yourself as musicians while writing the songs for the Bulls in the Yard E.P.?
We each wrote a song for this particular record so if anything, we've learned to not rely on a single person to write all the music. There are no dictators in our band and we try to exist on the idea of knowing we are all free to contribute and experiment individually while still maintaining a certain vibe.
How did the title Bulls in the Yard originate?
A friend of mine in Rohnert Park has the most annoying cop neighbor. The lyrics to that song are very straight forward. It's about being watched by someone who has no right to and feels obligated to reign over the neighborhood like a fucking lunatic. A yard bull is an officer who patrols train-yards so I stole that term and used it in a suburban setting. The watchful eye...
Which of the songs on Bulls in the Yard was the most difficult to write?
The title-track was probably the most difficult for me to figure out because it has sort of a strange groove but it was also the most fun to write lyrically.
Which do you find more challenging, recording an E.P. or full-length album?
An E.P. can be busted out pretty quickly without putting too much pressure on ourselves. We're in the early stages of writing our first LP so it's definitely a larger undertaking. We like making music so it shouldn't really be an issue.
Did any songs not make it on the E.P. that you thought would?
There are a few songs that for some reason or another we've decided against recording. There is limited time on a 7" so we must take that into account when we're throwing it all together.
Who are three musicians/groups that have inspired/influenced you?
I can only speak for myself but I haven't stopped listening to the new My Bloody Valentine. So them. For good measure I'll throw in The Stooges because you can't go wrong with them. Also The Fall has been in steady rotation for quite awhile. Like most bands, our individual tastes vary.
What does being brave mean to you?
Being brave is waking up every day and doing whatever one wants. Time is running out you know.
A lot of times artists are asked what’s next, instead, what are you savoring most right now?
I'm just happy to be doing a band again.
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