Chris Duggan, the singer of Plaid Brixx, took some time to answer questions about the band, their latest release, and more. Check out the full interview below.
When did you all first decide you wanted to start a band?
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview! The band formed in late 2013 when I asked Mark LeRose to drum on a project I was starting. We recruited Jared Sawaya to play the synthesizer originally, but now he plays bass.
Ohio seems to be becoming a more and more popular place in regards to the music scene. What’s that been like and what’s your favorite part about the scene there?
Ohio is just a great place in general. The people are awesome, there is a lot of amazing food and so many great parks and museums. It’s an easy place to live. There are a ton of venues and festivals here too so live music is abundant.
How many releases have you done prior to the self-titled EP and how do you think those releases helped the band evolve?
We released one album before the self-titled EP. The first EP, Chemistry, was our first experiment with electronic elements in our music. We decided that we loved that direction and went a little deeper for the self-titled. I also progressed as a songwriter, so there is an evolution there as well.
What was the writing and recording process like for the EP?
I went out to LA a few times and worked with some superbly cool producers, The Agency, aka Nelson Kyle & Mike Molina. I also did co-writes with a couple of amazing songwriters.
How did you go about choosing the single?
We filled a conference room with 20 people and took a vote. It came to “Don’t Look Down” and “The Greener Side” but we went with TGS!
Now that the EP is out, what are your plans?
We are already working on new material, so the plan is to keep making songs and continue playing shows!
Thanks for your time! Where can our readers follow you?
You can follow us on Instagram, FB, Twitter, Musical.ly, Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music or on our website www.plaidbrixx.com! Thanks again and take care!