Usually when we get stuck with writing we mostly get into a room and punch out some cover songs. Then we start to come up with riffs and melodies to start the process of writing songs. We bounce ideas off each other until we come up with something we all like.
Smacked Youth started back when our favourite All Ages venue “Drone” was still going where we played with bands like “Split Feed and Introvert. When Drone was still running the Newy scene from our view was pretty varied, you could go any Friday or Saturday and see anything from a metal band to a acoustic soloist. When the council shut Drone down for bullshit reasons, the scene started to change a bit, at least in the AA scene. Everything started to lean more towards a mainly surf-pop/rock “Hockey Dad” vibe. At this point we started spreading into the 18+ scene where we came across mad bands like “Dave” and “Raave Tapes”.
We all really like “Come Again”, but we reckon it’ll never record it. It’s more or a live song.
Do you have any in-band memes? Plzzzz share one.
The biggest joke going round at the moment would be “chode dog”. Chode dog is one of Billy’s 5 dogs that hang around while we practice in the shed. The dogs real name is Grizz but we call it chode dog because of its short stumpy neck. We all love chode dog more then anything, Sam in particular.
What festival is #1 on your list that you’d love to play one day?
Splendour and Falls would be mad but #1 dream would be to play the comeback show at Fat As Butter in Newy, that would be fucking sick!
How would you describe ‘success‘ for your band?
What’s the best show you’ve been to this year?
Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?