14 - Will Gould and Ian Miles from Creeper
- Funeral for a Friend and some straight edge chat.
- Creeper write music using tea, a crap keyboard and researching the themes of their records.
- The Callous Heart is the culmination of an attempt to write a punk record they hadn’t heard before.
- Taking influence from Jim Steinman, his middle 8s and using a mellotron.
- “Borrowing” from Elvis Presley.
- “The Creeper Workshop” and how the band is very hands on about everything, particularly with references to the video for The Honeymoon Suite.
- Still DIY despite being on Roadrunner and how the label give them complete creative control.
- Having to adopt a character on stage to perform but walking a fine line between being pretentious and stepping outside of yourself.
- The character is basically like putting on someone else’s shoes.
- Playing with sincerity and appreciating where they are now.
- The gender and race gap in punk rock – how we need to sort out equality in the punk scene.
- How the key to touring is not to party every night.
- The chorus is the most important part of the song.
- Caring about song craft and and trying to be better songwriters.
- The Bouncing Souls, Alkaline Trio, My Chemical Romance and AFI and great choruses.
- The “relief” feeling of a good chorus.
- Appreciation of Bangers.
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