The Sweet Nothings. The band's been around for over a decade and continues playing their brand of what can only be described as "party punk."
The band came together in 1999, as young musicians, they aimed to mimic bands like Blink 182 and Green Day. Since then, the band feels as though they have really bloomed into their own sound. "When you're young you just want to sound like your heros. As time passed, we grew. We would kick around new sounds, new ideas, and new ways of writing."
"In the first few years of being a band we were so obsessed with being 'the next big thing' we really didn't allow ourselves to take a step back and say 'Wow! We sound like 5000 other bands, we should try to do our own thing". Today, we're just having fun. We sit down as a group of friends, as close as family and just start jamming. Whatever we feel at the time that's what we write. We don't feel we have to be held down by one particular sound. It's one thing I love about our band now, we are just having fun and writing what we feel."
"(We) remember when bands would trade shows and it didn't matter if we were playing to 5 or 500 people, we were just happy to be playing a show. Now it seems as though every band we contact says 'well, we can get you a show in our town (that you've never played) if you can draw 50 people.' Seriously? We've never played your town before and you want us to bring the crowd? You are the local band. Isn't that the point of doing show trades? To inject new bands into your scene? Or sometimes you just get bands that just flat out refuse to help you get shows. That, to us, is just sad." Says the band.
With this whirlwind of influences, the band's sound has fused into a sort of party punk/rock and roll type genre. They include heavy guitar riffs and keyboards, with lots of gang vocals."Just funmusic you can throw on and rock out to."
"We are working on setting up a show called "La Crosse Mindf*ck" or something to that effect. Basically, we are going to have a little bit of everything there. Orwell, an amazing metal band from La Crosse, Another Exoneration, an incredible local indie rap/hiphop crew, and ourselves and possibly more bands all want to do a show together to try to bring all of our fans and friends together. We think it will be a blast! Another thing is we will play pretty much any venue. A sweaty dank nasty basement can be just as awesome as packed concert hall. We are always looking for new places to play and we always trade shows.
When performing, the band tends to stay away from anything too tacky or scripted like synchronized moves. "We play with our hearts and whatever comes out comes out, even if that's our keyboard player running to the front trying to get people to clap or our singer pounding on his chest like a freaking ape. We definitely feed off the crowds energy. We could be having the WORST day of our lives but if the crowd is giving it to us, we're gonna give it back times 10! We try to get the crowd as involved as possible, it could be with singing some gang vocals, clapping or our favorite yet, good old fashioned mosh pits. Not this new breed of mosh pit, we mean the good ole 'lets move around get into it dancing together a little push and shove but if someone falls you pick them up' kind of mosh pit."
You can download 3 free songs on the band's Bandcamp! "If you want to play a show with us or want us to come to your town, we do our best to get everywhere we can, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org"
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