What is your name and role within the band?
Ryan Granger- Guitar, vocals, songwriter.
How did you start?
I started writing songs in my basement in Seattle back in 2011, and put out an add on Craigslist to see if I can get anyone to join forces with. I picked up my original drummer, initially, as a second guitar player. We couldn’t find anyone else to play with so she moved to drums. We had built up some songs and I had a friend phone me asking if we could fill in for a band that dropped off a show. We had good reviews on the show so we got asked to play more shows. We ended up dropping off some demos CDs and cupcakes to the radio station KEXP. They started playing us, and away we went.
Where are you based?
Please give an example of your music writing process?
Usually I sit down with my guitar, have a smoke and a drink and play until something catches my attention. Then I start building on top of the riff and try to see where the notes want to go. My mood and environment definitely impacts where the notes want to go in my head, which also impacts the lyrics and ultimately the story the song is telling.
What are you working on right now?
Just got done with the next album. Working on finalizing some tour dates in Europe and the States. Be ready for release this fall.
What is your gear setup?
Gibson Les Paul Studio Swamp Ash Wood Series
Amps- (dual amp set up)
1968 Sunn 200s Head w/ 4×12 Fender Mustang Cab
Fender Hot Rod Deville 2×12
The Grizzled Mighty Fuzz -from Recovery Effects
Swollen Pickle Fuzz- from Way Huge
Turbo Tube Screamer- from Ibanez
Micro POG- from Electro-Harmonix.
What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?
I enjoy the outdoors- camping, hiking, scuba diving, fishing, snow boarding.
I also love to travel. I don’t know if it effects my music, but it’s a perk of being in a traveling band.
How would you describe your music genre?
Rock and Roll.
Do you know any music theory?
Some, but not as much as I would like. Good thing they are just theories. There are no rules in music.
What are your plans for the future?
With the new album coming out this fall, we want to see how many countries we can hit in the next year.
How did you get into music?
My Grandma. She sat me down on piano around 4. After that she got me into saxophone. She bought me my first guitar for my 16th birthday, and I never put it back down.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Black Angels- Death Song
Night Beats- Who Sold My Generation
Ty Segall- Manipulator
Jim James- Eternally Even
Childish Gambino- Awaken, My Love
D’ Angelo- Black Messiah
All Them Witches- Lightning At The Door
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards- Nonagon Infinity
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats- Blood Lust.
Who are your top 6 influences and icons?
When are you playing next?
Friday June 2nd at Alphaville in Brooklyn, NY.
Please feel free to include any extra info.
Currently looking for way to get down south to see you Aussies.