THE SCUMBAG INTERVIEW
SCUMBAGS are A Rock/ Dance/ Surfing Band from Mayland,
The four members are:
LALE (vocals, guitar)
We were all members of other various bands, in 2006; we decided to enjoy this project together. In the first two years we had played more than 100 shows around Italy and Europe, cause we think that live shows is the best part in a band life. . .In 2007 we had reordered our first album, a pop punk bullet of eleven songs called LOAD, AIM...FIRE!
Released by the Californian Label Slip Trick records, including the schizo-romantic song “One Day Romance.”
Our songs are talking about what? about life, about what you like, about love, dirty love, the courage to be one's true self, without being overly serious , angry and joy, and...Energy...we wanna give you the energy to live (and more than this)! actually we're writing new energy songs with for the upcoming year.!
I had the honor of having The Scumbags answer some q’s for me...
and here’s what they say..!
I SEE YOUR SONG WRITING FOR NEW MATERIAL.
DO U COLLABORATE TOGETHER, OR IS IT JUST ONE OF YOU WHO WRITES,
OR DO YOU HAVE SOME ONE TO WRITE FOR YOU?
Well usually Lale or Jim write songs and lyrics at home and then we collaborate together For the construction of them. Then we listen to songs with producer and staff. We’re actually Write lots of songs with different style, then we’ll decide which songs we’ll use for our Second CD or EP , that we hope to release in June or September 2009. I think we’ll use about 12/14 songs. We’ll back in studio in the second half of September, we hope to find soon The new label to collaborate for our second opera (:
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE?
It depends, for the lyrics of our first album “load, aim fire” we wrote about insecurity and Dreams of rebellion, using lots of words. For our second works we’re looking for an Abstract but direct words, face to face. We don’t like to turn around things, so our new Songs will be direct. We’re actually writing new lyrics, about the energy to live, about memories and the Importance of the moment. But we don’t know how we call the second album yet.
WHY THE SCUMBAGS FOR A NAME IS IT INFLUENCED BY THE GREEN DAY SONG?
WHAT ARE YOU GUYS LIKE LIVE?
WHEN DO WE EXPECT TO SEE A NEW ALBUM?
We’re actually looking for a new manager so we actually don’t know rules and time of new Album. We’re deciding graphics and title and new pic right now. We hope to back in studio in October and get ready in February, so release that in summer 2009. we’re taking a lil break from stage now, cause we wanna prepare everything as better as possible. So we need your help guys ^^
DO YOU HAVE ANY BIZARRE STORIES OF FANS?
HAVE YOU PLAYED OUTSIDE OF ITALY?
Yes we played an European tour in 2007 (Slovenia, Czech rep. Poland, German, Switzerland), and we’re just come back from a big concert in Gdansk, Poland.People in Poland was great, the stage was gorgeous and people still shout and dance for the entire performance.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DID YOU GROW UP WITH IN ITALY AND
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS STYLE OF MUSIC YOU PLAY TODAY?
We always listened (and still) lots of Californian band, of all genres, from punk rock, to pop rock, as Gguttermouth, Bad Religion, Green Day, Rancid, Rise Against, new band like My Chemical Romance. Or acoustic music, with just guitar and piano you know?
SHARE WITH US SOME COOL BAND MEMORIES
Ooook (:During a show in Europe we and stuff drink more than club should pay us, as Blues Brothers movie.The first time that we made a sold out show we didn’t sleep from more than 30 hours, we was in Poland and club was totally full, we had people on stage too. Lale and Ste are brothers.The day after a concert of us in a festival, we were around the party and we still met people who’d like to make pics with us, and we almost lost the plane to back in Italy. "Load aim fire" title album was chosen while we was drunk and driving from studio to the hotel. David bought his first bass with the money found in a wallet lost on street. At the beginning we were a trio, Jim enjoyed the band in the end of 2000. Our backstage and changing room (when we have one) is always full of people that we know before the concert, and we invite them to have fun together! Thanks for your support, find us at www.myspace.com/scumb4g
Lisa Booth, Music Fanbiz
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