Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are very proud to being you an interview with punk rock band, Topsy Turvy’s.
1. How did you get started as a band?
Hey! Next year we will celebrate our 10th birthday, so we started playing in 2008, but the actual formation used to play since 2012 🙂
2. How would you describe your sound?
It’s really hard to describe our sound, we are not trying to look like to any sound, we make the music we love and that’s all but, for sure, you can call it Punk Rock music 😀
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Probably all bands we have listened since birth to now so that’s a lot! Some are from school like Millencolin, Blink182 or Guerilla Poubelle, some are more recent like Teenage Bottlerocket, Iron Chic or RVIVR and some are legends like The Beatles or La Compagnie Créole 😀 As many bands, we listen songs in the van on tour, the worst are the best, and they also influence our lives!
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
We are quite young so we never known how “be a band” was before internet but I think that, if YouTube and other let everybody do music easily, it also floods everybody in everything 🙂 So at least it’s probably easily to make a band but harder to be listened, easily to play but harder to collect people in gigs. Everything has good and bad part!
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Making plans to do musics and gigs of course! We are a “Do It Yourself” band so there is all the time something to do for it. By the way we also do screen printing, for the band ‘s merchandising obviously. We all have jobs because we don’t earn money with music so sometimes we have to work, but most of the time we try just to do what we like and having fun with friends 🙂
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
We actually plan to release a split and we start to make an album for the next year, we also would like to tour in Europe, Canada, Japan and more but, long is the road, for independent band like we are so, we just keep working on it and hope for the best! Thanks to you and see you next time 🙂
We’d like to thank Topsy Turvy’s for taking the time to speak to us! Head over to Bandcamp to pick up their music now. Make sure you help them out by liking their Facebook Page, following them on Twitter & subscribing to their YouTube channel.