my husband has gotten mister and I totally hooked on this band. We love em’ .
we have living room dance parties.. and you should see Levi sing into his mic. … with his hips swinging and all.
so… i am doing the world a HUGE favor and did a little interview with Nathan Barlowe of THT ..
AND a FREE CD GIVEAWAY!
Q- who is who in the band and what instrument does each of you play?
A-Nathan Barlowe-lead vocals/gtr
Q-What genre of music do you consider your work to be
A-indie surf rock
Q-Who are your major influences?
Q-How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
A-I have known Cary his whole life:) The other guys I have met trough the years playing in various bands. I’ve known Jared 11 years and Chris and Jo about 8 yrs.
Q-When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?
A- February in the year 2010. I had written these songs and wanted some cool friends to play them with me
Q-Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organizations?
A-No label at the moment. Do they exist anymore?
We are members of the kick ass music club
Q-Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
A-We have only done 5 shows together so we are brand new but the response has been amazing! Our first show ever was at SXSW Festival in Austin, TX
Q-Which songs do you perform most frequently?
A-Our whole album
Q-Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
A-I wrote the songs on this record except for 1 co written with my brother. Love, Loss, Sunshine, Surfing, Letting Go are the themes… Oh and paranoia.
Q-.What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
A-We just plan to get together when all of our schedules allow which is sometimes a problem. Generally practice consists of me being 25 minutes late, then us talking and catching up for an hour while setting up, then a smoke break, then we eat, and sometimes we play music. Or not.
Q-What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
A-All of us being in town and available at the same time. No we haven’t overcome it yet.
Q-What’s your ultimate direction for your band?
Q-What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands or be writers?
A-Go to College
Q- for all the ladies out there that want a shot with the dream boats of THT… how many of you are married/single/dating??
A-The Barlowe Brothers are single and ready to mingle. The rest are happily married and boring:) sorry ladies.