Sun Club Interview.
Sun Club is a Baltimore, Maryland-based band. They are playing the RecordBar on November 9th, opening for Wildcat! Wildcat! For more info on Sun Club, check out http://sunclub.bandcamp.com/
Did you come from a musical family? Were your parents musical?
No, one time my dad got a piano but then we kinda just ended up playing it, and they stopped. but they’ve always been super supportive of music which is very cool.
What was your earliest musical memory?
Playing that one kids song on piano when i was like 5. E-i-e-i-o what is that song? “Old Mcdonald” or something?
How did Sun Club get started?
The stars aligned correctly and we spiked our hair up together to play some White Stripes covers.
How does your creative process work when songwriting?
We like to sit (and stand depending on the mood) in a circle and everyone play very loudly until something works out, it usually works out and that’s how our songs become.
How did the song “Summer Feet” come together?
A few of us were very far away for like 2 months last summer. we got back and had this huge show the day we got home. so we got together all practiced all day and wrote that song for the show that night, it was wild. one of the best shows too!
Do you try and record your songs as live as possible?
Yeah we all play live when we record, it’s pretty stressful but ya know it’s more fun for sure.
You tour a ton. What have been some of your strangest moments on the road?
We accidentally drove past the Canadian border and got chased by a ton of cops and then got our van torn apart by border control trying to find drugs. then a dog sniffing all of us. after they didn’t find anything they gave us free bumper stickers.
Honestly, a lot of weird stuff always happens in Canada. It’s awesome to go there, but it definitely gets crazy usually.
What do you enjoy most about Baltimore?
Very cool people around, very artistic community and tons of great cheap shows. it’s the reason coming home from tour isn’t a terrible thing!
Do you have a quote or motto that you live by?
“Chiquita banana, chiquita banana OBAMA. chiquita banana chiquita banana, OSH KOSH B’GOSH”guides us through our lives every single day.
What advice would you give to musicians just starting out?
Unlike it says on the bottles and containers, the more hair gel the better! if it can’t withstand the wind, you aren’t equipped to win.