Nasty Habit – Interview
Today, I’d like to publish a short interview with new-wave glam metal band – Nasty Habit that was made about 2 weeks ago.
In the beginning I’d like to introduce ‘Nasty Habit’ band for one more time. Shortly, band was founded in 2008 and actually the members of the band are: Tommy Ende (lead vocals), Kenny Ende (lead guitar), David Jordan (drums) and Frank Wheeler (bass). I encourage you to visit their site.
For now, they released a few months ago debut eponymous album (2012) with one video ‘Saturday Night‘.
Q: What exactly was the reason that you wanted to start firstly with Grime, then Nasty Habit and play glam metal/sleaze rock?
Nasty Habit: Well Rock N’ Roll has always had an influence on our lives. The aggressive sound and good time attitude have always been appealing. Its pretty obvious after doing some research that the 80’s and early 90’s was “The Golden Age” of true Rock N’ Roll, so its no surprise that we’re influenced by the “Glam/Sleaze” Era as its come to be referred as.
Q: I’ve noticed that each one of you has different bands that likes and is influenced by them. Well, are you going to create something completely new (I mean whole image and musical style) or rather based largely or only partially on particular 80s band or bands?
NH: Despite our influences playing a role in our sound, we will always sound like “Nasty Habit” and no one else. We take bits and pieces from all different genres and bands, chew it up and spit it out with our own “Nasty” spin on it.
Q: It’s quite difficult to find your band using ‘Nasty Habit’ phrase in Google, there are few another bands using this same name and they may take your traffic and in consequence a lot of people may hit the wrong address. Anyway, your video ‘Saturday Night’ is listed #1 on YouTube. Why have you renamed band from ‘GRIME’ to ‘Nasty Habit’?
NH: Yeah we’ve noticed there are a few cover bands out there using similar names. I think our website is like the 3rd link down. However, they’re just cover bands not to be taken seriously. I mean, they don’t even write music, so no worries. But it would be nice to get some “google” recognition.
As for the video, yes, its pretty easy to find on youtube.com and it’s been doing wonders for our fan base internationally.
As for the name change, we’ve come a long way since then and it just seemed time to move on from our inexperienced past.
Q: Are you going to record next videos for your debut and/or next albums? The first one was really great!
NH: Thanks, glad you liked it! Yes, thats the plan. As I said, the video is an excellent way for us to build our fan base and spotlight certain songs. Its also just a lot of fun. So yes, expect more in the near future.
Q: As you know it’s really getting hotter about glam metal and I’d also like to ask you about its future. How do you foresee – will the good times be back? Would you like to play for people who were teenagers in glam metal and loved glam metal or rather encourage young who merely heard about this genre?
NH: Absolutely, Its very cool to see the movement make a comeback. We really have no target audience aside from Rock n’ Rollers. But we definitely would like to help stray the youth away from the Hardcore or Hip Hop garbage thats going around today, and get them back into the good time vibes that are present in Rock N’ Roll.
Q: To complete previous question – how do you see your close future? Is anything that you really, really want to achieve as a band?
NH: We’ve been shopping around for record deals lately, we’ve gotten offers, but none that really got us excited. So that would be a step in the right direction. Along with company support would come tours, album #2 and more videos and more fans. Basically we wanna do everything we’re doing now x 10
Q: And the final question, not related with main topic, but as a Polish I’d like to ask 🙂 Have you ever heard about Poland and what do you associate this country with?
NH: Hahaha, well, I’ve heard of Polish Sausage if that counts for anything!