Indie – garage rockers Staying For The Weekend hail from Nashville Tennessee. Their most recent single Hell No was debuted in Alternative Press magazine. They released a music video, showcasing their penchant for competition and hot peppers, for the track with Highlark Entertainment shortly after their EP release in February and toured America in June. Xeth met the band when supporting The Boobies at The Bowery Electric. We asked them about their proudest achievement so far and what they like to listen to on tour.
XETH: At what age did you start to take an interest in the ﬁeld you work in?
SFTW: We all started playing together in early high school, around 9 years ago. Although, I wouldn’t consider us a full time band until the more recent years
X: What’s your proudest achievement so far?
We just did our first tour in June up to New York City and back. It was nice to meet some longtime fans and make some new ones.
X: What’s the most challenging aspect of your work?
Balancing our outside lives with our band lives. It is hard to find time to have a strong social life and participate in a band, while also working a job.
X: What are your top three favourite songs to listen to when on tour?
Toast by Evan Stephens Hall
Band on the Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
Roses by Outkast
X: What is your favourite music venue and why?
The End in Nashville Tennessee. It was our first show where we played to no one and also our first sold out show, so it is kind of Home to us.
X: Name three creatives who have inspired you over the past 10 years?
David Byrne from Talking Heads
Nels Cline from Wilco
Evan Stephens Hall from Pinegrove
X: Have you got any exciting projects coming up in the near future?
We just finished recording a new single called Alive and are going back into the studio in September to record some more tunes. We will release a single in late fall/early winter and then a full EP or LP in Spring.
X: If you weren’t musicians what other careers would you have chosen?
I, Kürt, have no idea what I would have done, maybe something with brewing beer. Wade, our bassist, would be a fly fishing guide. Mac, our drummer, would be an audio engineer/ coffee enthusiast.
X: What advice would you give to younger people who want to work in the music industry?
It takes a lot of grit and persistence. You need to show yourself and everyone else that it is something you truly want to do.
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