Via emphasizes that the tracks on the EP are the “ups and downs of love, the nightlife, the city’s ability to take you places you never thought you could go.”
Who are some artists that you look up to and draw inspiration from?
Pat Via: There's so many inspirations for us it can be song to song. But here goes nothin': New Order, Depeche Mode, Van Halen, George Michael, Elton John, MJ, Prince, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, INXS, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, STP, Metallica...so many more I could mention but that's a good start!
Mitch: From the very beginning, we discovered that the union in our musical Venn diagram was quite vast. Having a deep, common, well of inspiration to draw from certainly makes the writing and recording process fly... speaking the same language helps, but we certainly have our own accents, too.
In your latest EP. “Your Drug” Can you tell us what your favorite song on the album was and what was the creative process behind writing it?
Pat Via: It's almost a 5 way tie on this EP for me, but right now I'd pick "Your Drug", it has an epic vibe to it and so much fun to play live, who doesn't want that "feeling of a 1000 loves"?
Mitch: That's a tough one... like choosing between our babies! I'm gonna choose our adopted baby, I Can't Go For That... We had such a blast recording all of these songs, but ICGFT was recorded last, so I can remember how much fun we had in the studio, working on that baby, like it was yesterday! Fun fun fun!
Is there a venue or place where you love performing? Why is it special?
Pat Via: We performed with Eddie Money once at the Mayo Clinic in Cleveland, that was great because it was a benefit show - double the fun when you include Mr. Money. But after Covid, any live performance feels more special at this point, so we cherish every one of them.
Mitch: Checking Carnegie Hall off the list was pretty awesome, but I think playing over in Prague was pretty epic, too. We were able to fly our whole crew over with us, squeeze in a live performance on tv, and we took over the piano-equipped hotel lounge on more than one occasion... the actual festival was also a blast, too :)