Spotlight Interview with Liquid Pennies
The latest release from Liquid Pennies brings a soiree of subtle, soft and ultra-high energy rock that brings elements of experimental and psychedelia with a tasteful array of intelligent but super fun songwriting.
The Any Wonder album is packed with all kinds of beautifully textured instrumentation from rocked out guitars to floaty keys, violins, and acoustic instrumentation that all have this natural way of coming together with harmonizing vocals and edgy undertone that sticks even on the softer songs.
Th drumming on this album is intense as all hell and the songs that rock, really fucking rock. The intricacies and details are all perfectly placed but everything has these melodic elements and explosions of fuzztone rock that just drive the record.
The guitar work on this thing is also insane. The songs have this massive sound, and the bass is deep, sometimes also fuzzed out. and there is always this backing guitar lines and other things that float around in the songs atmosphere to give them more depth and lushness. And these songs are lush as hell.
This is pure pulp rock, and it just jumps out at you as the band jams on sections for minutes at a time.
It's been quite some time since you've heard anything this out right fun in the garage, psych rock style and they just have a ball doing it.
You can feel the good time through the band.
With the release of such a badass record we wanted to have a chat with the band to find out where they came from.
RAG: Okay so let's start with Any Wonder album. This record has a great retro- alternative pop feel to it! Where did this album come from?
Thanks for listening to it, we pull from “retro” sounds in utilizing tape recording/effects and tube amps as well as being fans and collectors of music across the decades. The album came from our home studio Change Room after getting back to playing shows following over a year of hiatus due to Covid and bringing in different instrumental elements to the band.
RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
We all have different styles of music, art, and other sources we draw from for inspiration from soul to hardcore to psychedelia to electronic music; but as we’ve continued on with this band we’ve found fusion within all of our different influences, and it’s resulted in something that sounds different from any of the individual things that brought influence.
RAG: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with making music?
Thats a pretty heady question that holds a different answer for all of us, but we all are drawn to and in love with performing and making original music.
RAG: What's next for you as a band?
Touring and hashing out more new material for a Fall release
RAG: What inspires you guys to write a song?
It depends on the song, but many of the songs on this album came from spending time playing and hanging out together, as well as the people in our music scene here in Tampa Bay that reciprocate the energy of our songs at shows
RAG: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
Right now trying to wrap our heads around the Supreme Court Roe v Wade decision yesterday. Horrifying stuff. RAG: Who are you all listening to right now?
Chas- Sun Ra, Can Zoë- Charlotte Day Wilson, Natalia Ladourcade Dylan- Squid, Wombo Christian-Delta Sleep, You Blew It!
RAG: Are you doing live performances?
We are. We have 7 this month around Florida and are planning on going out of state in the late Fall to tour RAG: This album seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming bands out there?
Don't wait. Act on your feelings, inspiration, and sense of wonder without being afraid of the reception or unknowns RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
We appreciate you and want to hear your music, see your art, or read your words and hope our music plays a part in inspiring it