Interview - Glamper

Glamper is garage rock with a smirk and worn out VHS tape of Jurassic Park. This Nashville rock n’ roll trio assembled to empty the oceans and set fire to the five day work week. In the rubble and ashes, only Chief Keith Herndon (bass/guitar/vocals), Cory Taylor Cox (bass/guitar/vocals), and Zip Hurst (drums) would be left standing. In the aftermath, they formed a band. A three-headed dragon of greasy guitar licks, swanky bass grooves, and gut-busting drums.

How would you describe your sound? 
We're boisterous. We're punctual. We're a little all over the rock spectrum. We'll bounce from punk, to stoner rock, to surf rock, to grunge in one album or one set.

What do you write about? 
We write about things from our lives: friends who are kleptomaniacs, being nervous around pretty people, sandwiches, and heart attacks. We also write about fictional stuff like murders and Jurassic Park. We really explore the space.

What do you listen to when you are home? 
We're all pretty eclectic in our music tastes. IDLES, Denzel Curry, FIDLAR, The Chats, PUP, and H.A.R.D.

Your favourite live performance so far? 
There's a tie. Our album release show at Mercy Lounge was probably the most fun show I've ever played. The crowd was great. It was also our last show at the venue (I hope it reopens somewhere else). Mercy meant a lot to me. The other favorite was our Exit/In show. It was amazing to play that stage and support The Groove (our local record store). I got major imposter syndrome from all those names on the wall.

Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage. 
We were playing a show once and we had been partying a bit so not all of us were at our best. Everyone goes up and sets up their pedal boards and amps and whatever drummers do. Then, I thought we were going to start playing as soon as we set up. So I'm standing there with my guitar on stage. Both of the other guys walked off stage and went to smoke. I thought they were looking for gear or something. So I'm standing up there by myself for entirely too long. Just being super awkward. After too much time I gave up and walked off stage to find them. That whole show was a bit of a nightmare. The drummer didn't have a drum throne so he was sitting on a wedge monitor.

Your favourite albums? 
Master Volume by The Dirty Nil, The Dream Is Over by PUP, A Different Shade of Blue by Knocked Loose, The English Riviera by Metronomy, FIDLAR by FIDLAR

A musician you would like to meet for a beer? 
Dave Grohl seems like a pretty nice, well-rounded, young man.

What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth? 
We'd ask for an explanation on what happened to all the other bands. Then, we'd probably ask for some cheeseburgers from Dino's, a ball pit, a trampoline, and a case of Coors Banquet.

What are your plans for the near future? 
We released our debut album, Rat Race, this year. We're playing a show at The Cobra to celebrate Flag Day (6/14)! We've started writing the next album and we're really excited to see where it goes.

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Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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