We interviewed alt-dream pop artist Poolblood! She is getting ready to drop her brand new EP 'Yummy' on Friday November 8, via Accidental Popstar Records! Check out our interview with her!
1. How did you come to pursue music and how long have you been at it?
"I've been playing music since I was a kid. I was trained violinist for 3 years and picked up the guitar at 14, so I've always sorta been musically inclined. I've been writing my own stuff since I was 14 so I guess for a while now."
2. Could you walk us through your process of writing music?
"I usually write when something major has happened in my life but I'm slowly moving away from that to challenge myself into making stuff that isn't necessarily about me but that I've been inspired by or connect with. It usually involves sitting in my room with snacks aha."
3. What artists have inspired you in your career?
"I look up to Hayley Williams alot, I think she's a great artist, I love Brandon Boyd of Incubus and his writing style. I love the earnestness of Mitski, I think she's someone who is so needed in indie music right now and she writes these flawless chord progressions and lyrically is mystical, I don't know but I adore the shit out of her. I also love Shamir! and working with him has taught me so much about how I want to write and make music but also seeing how talented and incredible he is at just understanding and helping me facilitate my own vision. His vulnerability in his last records is what shines and resonates with me the most."
4. Do you have any favorite music gear (guitars, amps, effects pedals, keyboards, etc.) that you love to use? If so, what’s the story on them?
"I love using Fender Strats/Squires because of how light weight they are, I use to play with Gibson's SG and Les Paul, which I love but I found them quite heavy. I really wanted a Fender after seeing Tom from Blink 182's 90's strat."
5. Can you describe the vibe at your live shows? Also, what do you enjoy most about a venue when you do a show?
"It's mostly intimate with a lot of sad people ahaha, I'm kidding, I think people who come to my shows love emotions and getting emo which I'm really thankful for because emo is great and emo will never die. I love really small spaces, with no stages just cause I like to feel the energy radiating and I can bounce that back to the audience."
6. What is one thing that you want the public to know about your music?
"That it's okay to be vulnerable and that I make my music for people who look like me and for them to know that there is a place for them in indie rock."
7. Can you tell us about the writing and recording process for your new EP Yummy?
"Well writing the whole EP took 3 days, I had a couple of demos from a couple of years ago that we used, as well as doing a new rendition of 'I'm Sorry' which is originally on my first EP "I wish I was in a Punk Rock band." That was fun because I saw it transform. It was hard work which included sleep deprivation, but it was fine because the outcome was so successful!"