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Interview with Flush

We are able to sit down with the band Flush and talk turkey on a few things. We talked music inspiration, looked up heroes and much more! Be sure to check out their latest album below!

Here is the interview: 

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
surroundings?

Yes, it is everything that happens around us and to us. It is in what we hear, see, experience, and feel. There is a lot of great new music created all the time and we find musical inspiration in multiple directions. Lyrically we write about real things, real events, and real emotions. The songs are about society and relationships, about anxieties and substance abuse, all real stuff.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?
We all have various backgrounds, but what combines the core of the band is that we discovered rock music in the 80s and listened to everything from hair metal and classic rock to thrash and speed metal. The trigger for actually getting into doing music ourselves was the music revolution in the early 90s with punk rock, grunge, alternative and various branches of indie rock.


Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
Bad Religion is an important band to us. Maximum integrity and an attitude of being proudly intelligent, loud and fast. The most important aspect in music is being authentic, being real and having integrity. Tom Waits is another artistic beacon for us. He can do whatever he wants and it is always authentically Tom Waits.


If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
We all have other day jobs, so we already do something else today. Parts of the band might have replaced music with sports of some kind (football maybe), but I genuinely don’t think there is any relevant option or alternative to doing music. It’s not a choice; it’s a must.


What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
music?

Get into it and explore various shapes and forms of music. Do the uncomfortable things too. Play shows or otherwise perform, record and distribute in whatever ways you can, and put in some serious hustle in the marketing and promotion. Find collaborators across different fields. And remain open to new music and inspiration. I have a hard time with too many musicians saying they don’t listen to new music anymore because “all the good stuff is already done”. That is not true. It might sound different, but there is tons of creative, authentic and inspiration music being created right now.

Check out Flush latest album below:

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight