by Matt Dunn
I had a blast at the 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC.. I was the most excited about seeing a band from Memphis, TN on Goner Records called NOTS. I was a big fan as soon as I heard their debut album "We Are Nots". It's Garage Punk mixed with synthesizers which adds a lot of depth to their music. The songs are heavy and the synthesizer beats stick in your head. They played a killer set at a show that was stacked with talent: Roky Erickson, NOTS, Moon Duo and Natural Causes. I caught up with the band after their set and we discussed everything from what it's like to perform on those 6 am local morning news shows to the city of Memphis and why it's important to pay respect to the trees.
Natalie - Guitar/Vocals
Meredith - Bass
Charlotte - Drums
Alexandra - Synth
Interview originally conducted on: September 11th, 2015
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by Matt Dunn
I'm always excited to interview a band from Seattle. It seems like the town has had an explosion of killer bands in recent years. Bands like Tacocat, Wimps, Gazebos, Mommy Long Legs, Pony Time, La Luz and Childbirth have gotten me and plenty of others to pay more attention this city that has always been well known for it's great music.
I caught up with drummer Stacy Peck from the Seattle duo Pony Time before their recent show at Reanimator Records in Winston Salem, NC. We discussed the band's obsession with Fleetwood Mac, writing songs about The Oregon Trail computer game and more. Sadly, the band appears to be on indefinite hiatus for the moment but we'll always have Arby's...
Stacy Peck: Drums
Luke Beetham: Vocals/Guitar
The latest Pony Time album is called Rumors 2: The Rumors are True. Was that very much inspired by Fleetwood Mac?
Yeah, I'm a really big Fleetwood Mac fan. I wouldn't say that Luke totally is but I make him listen to it a lot on tour. I thought it would be really funny if a band tried to say that their album was a sequel to rumors and I said "Why not my band?"
by Matt Dunn
I recently heard a great song by an up and coming Seattle band called Gazebos. The track is off their debut album "Die Alone". The suggestive song is "Just Get High" and it would fit in well on any compilation of 80's Post-Punk/New Wave songs. It's really catchy and Shannon is a great vocalist. I caught up with the band on the phone earlier this month right before they were heading out on their very first tour with Shannon and The Clams!