The Switches' Matt Bishop takes some time out of touring with The Bravery to answer some questions for PlugInMusic.com. In the third person, Bishop talks about hanging with The Vines, his song stockpile and touring the US. "US fans are so much more exited than British fans. Louder screams, sexier and prettier."
Singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice opens up about the recording of his newest album "Further North" and life on the road. "I like telling stories, in person and on stage. Not that being on stage isn't being personal, but you know what I mean. When I write, I very rarely have a specific intention or anything. It just comes the way that it comes and becomes something right before my eyes. I don't really force it. I just drink a lot of water."
Fresh off a new release, Rilo Kiley's Pierre de Reeder looks back at the band and how far they have come since their debut. "It's always strange, funny, scary, exciting, etc. looking back, but I'm proud of our little journey. [Our] debut is nostalgic for all the reasons you might expect... we were younger, finding our way musically, experimenting, all that. All those adjectives, incidentally, can be applied to ourselves today."
Him guitarist Linde talks to PlugInMusic.com about the band's new album, "Venus Doom," the Projekt Revolution tour and being included on the "Transformers" soundtrack. "This is one of those record company things again. I just got informed that our song is on the soundtrack and I thought, 'OK, great. They're spreading the disease, which is always good.' [I] haven't seen the movie, not really my type of thing. I'm more into French relationship dramas."
Paper Rival's Jacob Rolleston talks about the band's upcoming debut and their recent name change. "We were on tour last year and played in Edmonton (their hometown) and people showed up expecting to see that band. That's when it really stirred the paint."
"The band is its own worst critic/enemy. We arenít really affected by reviews. We write to impress ourselves and each other. Greg and Vern will each in their own time try every possible approach to a song imaginable. And we have no real gauge on success. We are never satisfied. We are always looking towards the next song or the next tour or video. You are only as good as your next song kinda approach."