RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AMERICAN BAND NEW PLAGUE RADIO
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
I tried to be an astronaut but I was just so bad at it, I kept landing on the wrong moons. The music felt like a nice change of pace at the time.
Introduce us to all of the members and your musical history.
Chief Redeye is our rapper and he’s very good at musical history, he knows the release year of like every hip hop album ever made. Donovan sings and plays guitar and he used to be a lot better at musical history but he’s getting dumber by the minute. Devin plays bass and sings backup vocals and he’s also very good at musical history, mostly obscure noise punk bands nobody cares about.
The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?
I am still inescapably aware of my own inevitable death and the bottomless pit of self-diagnosed failures so I suppose it could be going better.
How have your songwriting skills developed over time?
The embryo stage of my career was far more abstract and ambient. The development of fingers and vocal cords has really allowed me to articulate my artistic voice more fully.
I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?
It should be completely legal and socially encouraged to punch any guy behaving even a little creepy directly in his teeth. Also, this part often feels overlooked but dudes how about we just stop doing creepy bad stuff? Like we could totally just not do it. Let’s try that.
As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?
We were hoping you could tell us.
Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.
I was initially Nixon’s choice for VP in ‘68 until Spiro T. Agnew charmed his way in. We were the inspiration for the 2004 movie Ray starring Jamie Foxx. We lied on more than one of these.
What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?
Chief listens to Youtube Music, Donovan listens to Apple Music and Devin only listens to CDs he can buy in line at Starbucks so we honestly don’t know what you’re talking about.
Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?
Santa Claus is real.
Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?
This is a good time to bring up my assless chaps.
What was the worst experience on stage?
This is a bad time to bring up my assless chaps.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?
We have six toes between us. We take turns sharing them like the witch’s eye from Macbeth or the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
Well, the toe thing we just mentioned feels kinda interesting.
I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.
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Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.
We were like, when did the last song come out? April? That feels like too long.
What was the recording process like?
When the recording began, we were much like the monkeys in 2001 in that we were completely bewildered by the monolith, and also we had no idea there were enough surviving members to maintain the band.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
We just aren’t very good. We keep thinking we’re gonna get better but it hasn’t happened yet.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
How much money it made us. We’re also not totally sold on the name, do you have any suggestions?
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
I just made a dynamite rib roast but I don’t think there’s gonna be enough.