Pushing Up Daisies is a 6 piece Eclectic Glam Rap band based in Denver, Colorado. They’re musical influence is wide and the tracks they create diverse. They kindly agreed to complete an interview for us which was really fun, which always tends to be the case with group interviews. Over to you guys!
Q: Hello. Who are you all called?
Jamie Nershi aka Gangstalivin
Caleb Fellin aka Stabmaster
Trevor Gilham aka T-Top
Eddie Corcoran aka Eduardo Phat Beats
Peder Gilham aka Faux Real
John Fleming aka Johnny Boots,
We are Friends and our band is Pushing Up Daisies
Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or a number of genres what would it be?
glamRap, sleezeRap, indieHop
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
We are robots from the future, sent back in time, to make you dance.
Q: What is your musical background?
record player, tape player, boombox, disc man, minidisc, ipod
Q: How was 2010 for you?
Wonderful; all limousines, helicopters, and champagne.
Q: Who inspires you musically?
Pretty Girls & Our Friends
Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?
The Notorious B.I.G. , David Bowie, Slick Rick, T-Rex, Ghostface Killah, The Velvet Underground, Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, Two Gallants, Joy Division, Sam Cooke, The Fabulous Stains, Tom Waits, Big Boi & Andre 3000, The Cool Kids, Das Racist, Heart Short Hope, Eduardo Phat Beats, Heavy Drags, Cowboy & Indian
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
Caleb would love to do a show with Justin Beiber, The Wu-Tang Clan or Shyne.
Jamie leans more towards Hot Chip, Of Montreal, King Khan & The Shrines, and Tom Waits.
Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?
Jamie -- Wise Blood -- Loud Mouths, jj -- My Way, Wild Nothing -- Chinatown, Big Boi -- Tangerine, Ghostface Killah -- How You Like Me Baby, Wolf Parade -- Ghost Pressure, Tommy Johnson -- Crimson & Clover, Elvis Presley -- Adam & Evil, Yelle -- Ce Ju, Black Jack Lewis & The Honey Bears -- Bitch I Love You, Townes Van Zandt -- Snake Mountain Blues
Caleb -- Doesn’t have an ipod he’s rocking a discman. All he listens to is Party All The Time by Eddie Murphy.
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
We lock ourselves in a bathroom with 6 bottles of champagne and a pad of paper, no one gets to leave until we have written a hit record.
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
We think you need them both like a ying tattoo around Denis Rodman’s belly button.
Q: Where are you based?
Based out of Denver , Colorado USA, born and raised in Montrose Colorado.
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Awesome, if you are a fan of meth and teen pregnancy. Only kidding, they didn’t play a rap song on the radio until 2002. We love it there, it’s what made us who we are, and it’s been home to some incredible people.
Denver is all escargot and skyscrapers. We love it too.
Q: What are you currently working on?
More weird rap songs. Booking shows. Hood-rat Stuff with our friends.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
One gig we got paid in champagne.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?
Caleb wants to get two girls pregnant and tour the planet.
Jamie wants to get an exotic pet and record an album.
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
Not at the moment but some in the works.
Q: What do you do to relax?
Drink champagne, ride jet skis and make hit records.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
We have fun making music, and we hope you have fun listening to it.
Editor’s Note: Pushing Up Daisies has an extremely diverse myriad of songs. Next time around the Denver area I’ll definitely check to see if they’re performing. I have a feeling it could be a blast!
If you’d like to listen to more of Pushing up Daisies tracks or wish to contact them, follow the links below:
myspace link: http://www.myspace.com/stabmasterofpoundtown
soundcloud link: http://soundcloud.com/pushing-up-daisies