Name of your band?
What does the name mean?
Our name is from TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Who’s in the group?
Matt Peterson (Drums)
Ben Peterson (Bass)
Matt Jay (Guitar/Vox)
How’d you guys meet?
We met through mutual friends at Whitter High in 2006.
How long have you been together?
Going on 4 years together as a band
What genre of music would you consider yourself and who are your influences?
We’d consider ourselves to be alternative/rock
What is the best advice you’ve been given about playing music or otherwise?
Best advice was not to care about what people think. And just go for it, give it your all.
What are you working on right now?
We are currently working on our second EP. About to release a single from that. The EP should be out by summer 2021.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Our current favorite bands are, Skegss, Violent Soho, Beach Goons, Together Pangea, IDLES, TOTTY, The Chats.
What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you as a band?
Having our EP played in Australia and Canada was probably the craziest thing to happen so far.
What’s your best advice for playing live shows?
Pick a strong opening song that will give the audience that first punch into your set.
What practice tips do you find help your band practices?
Always record any idea you may have. You never know if a certain part can be used in the future.
How has having a lockout studio helped you?
Having the lockout helped us with being able to practice more, not having to be rushed is awesome. Before we would pay by the hour and rent a place, it was hard to create music and in a small time frame.
How long have you been at Gemini?
2021 will be four years for us at Gemini.
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