|Band name||Shout at the Robots|
|Members||Julian Hepworth- Voice/Guitar|
Ross Marchewka- Drums
Matt Jayne- Guitar/Voice
Jon McBride- Bass
|Similar artists||Beach Slang, Drive Like Jehu, |
|First release||Fail Better (2017)|
|Links||Facebook | Instagram|
|The Music Addict’s Verdict||By their own description: |
“A whimsical angry band of four awkward
schlubs who have no idea what’s going on
and if you don’t either then that’s okay.
We’re not reinventing the wheel here but
we do write songs for people who are weird,
different, disenfranchised, or other words
that start with D. We don’t have any rules
other than don’t be an asshole (like bigots,
we don’t like bigots). We’re not punks in a
maybe a punk band and we want to have
fun while also not making the world more
A little messier than I like, but a lot of fun.
They definitely embody the punk attitude.
How was the band formed? We’ve all been friends since childhood, so we’re pretty much the only people we can really play music with. For better or worse.
What’s your songwriting process like? Sometimes meandering and jammy, sometimes really focused and precise. Always kind of confusing.
What are your influences? All over the place, really. 80’s post-punk to Bjork to Aesop Rock. Vincent Price movies to the Simpsons. You name it.
How would you describe your music? Gloomy hopeful punk-ish noise
What’s the one thing that makes your band stand out from the rest? We’re a band that’s defined by our weaknesses as much as our strength. We’re passionate and weird and a certain blend of things that you’re hard pressed to find elsewhere.
What’s your latest release? “Fail Better”. New EP within the next month or two hopefully.
Have you ever played in Montreal? We haven’t! But we’d totally be down so if anyone is feeling curious be sure to drop us a line. We’ll bring the snacks.
What are your touring plans for the next few months? Touring at all would be the goal. Keeping our fingers crossed.
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