Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with pop-rockers, Eat Sleep Catapult.
1.How did you get started as a band?
“It was a meeting designed by the stars”
If you believe in that sort of thing. But jokes aside, we all met through a craigslist ad that was just timed perfectly. The band consists of Rease, Tyler, Scott, Jacob and Dan. Rease had put out an ad because he was tired of the group he was in prior and wanted to break free from the overwhelming metal scene that is in Saint Louis, Mo. So with him taking the singing slot, Scott answered and took up the drum. Dan was the original bassist of the band until the original guitarist had to leave, so he moved up two strings and had his friend Jacob join too. Tyler, had actually quit his job at Wal-Mart the night prior to the bands first practice and the next morning found the ad and came over. 2 months later we had our first EP “Little Did You Know?…”.
2. How would you describe your sound?
From what we’ve been told so far, We’re akin to Blink-182 or Neckdeep. So If you’re fans of those bands you’ll certainly like our stuff. Personally however, We like to think we’re more different. We have a lot of influences in blues and jazz music. Believe it or not, Tyler the Creator is an influence to 4/5ths of the band. The fun problem is this; We love harmonies and catchy hooks. That’s the fun of pop music – you get as many as you want.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
The list is long, but a couple would be: The Aquabats!, Basement, Taking Back Sunday, Wu-Tang Clan, The Pillows (japan), Green Day and The Tony Danza Tap-dance Extravaganza.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Just like any platform, it has pro’s and con’s. With the rise of technology getting out into the public anybody can have access to YouTube, which is great! But one thing we would like people to think about is the concept of “over saturation”. For example, your music must be pristine in order to get heard above everyone who thinks they can get famous posting covers of other peoples music online. This makes it hard for people to break through who ultimately don’t have the money or support.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
We enjoy dressing up as turtles and doing battle with ninjas in the night when we’re not trying to find something to eat. We wish Guy Fieri would challenge us to an eating contest.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
We have many plans coming up for this spring 2019. New music has already been recorded and ready to be released but we want to make some cool things for our fans to check out with the single. New merch you should be on the look out for, check out Instagram for sneak peeks of stuff.
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We’d like to thank Eat Sleep Catapult for taking the time to speak with us. You can pick up their music via most major streaming services. Find out more over on Facebook.