Artist Spotlight - The Pitch Invaders
We had the opportunity to interview alt artist Pitch Invaders, who just dropped a new single "Mr. Bond"! Check out the single but first, check out our interview!
1. How did you come to pursue music and how long have you been at it?
"I grew up learning and playing classical piano as a kid and I was always fascinated by it. I didn’t start writing and recording original stuff until after college, though."
2. Could you walk us through your process of writing music?
"I like to write in a really direct style both lyrically and instrumentally. I’ve always been a sucker for catchy, riff-heavy tunes and that’s usually where I start musically. Taking a riff and building around it. Once I decide where to go narratively with something, I try to forge on in the most direct way possible."
3. What artists have inspired you in your career?
"Like any sane person I have an undying love for The Strokes, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys. These are bands/artists that you can’t help but be influenced by as an indie musician because what they do just works so well."
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 still use a MicroKorg both live and in the studio that I’ve broken two keys off of. Forces me to get pretty creative playing certain songs. My prize possession though, is my Digitech Bass Synth Wah Pedal. Long live distortion!"
5. Can you describe the vibe at your live shows? Also, what do you enjoy most about a venue when you do a show?
"I love to dance and I love high energy shows. I do everything I can to give shows a vibe where there are no right or wrong moves. Just a buncha people sharing a moment together."
6. What is one thing that you want the public to know about your music?
"The entire process is something I cherish. If you connect with it, just know that is something that means the world to me."
7. Tell us about your new single “Mr. Bond”.
"It was originally going to be an overall song about people with too much self-importance, with Mr. Bond featuring as a quick example. But once I wrote the verse I was like, man I think the whole song could carry on like this. It quickly became something I hoped would be funny and infectious and a bit introspective. Ultimately, I’ve just never heard anyone call James Bond a douchebag and thought it might be fun to. And it definitely was."