1. Introduce us to your project!
Hiya! Our project is called “Eat Sleep Catapult” and we are comprised of 5 people; Rease (who sings), Scott (drummer), Jacob (guitarist), Tyler (bassist) and Dan (other guitarist). We’re from Saint Louis, Missouri and love toasted ravioli.
2. How did you guys start out?
We started out in different projects, Dan and Rease come from bands that toured and played the northeast regions of America. Scott was a drummer who actually quit drumming for a while to pursue a big-boy career. He’s a distributor for Purina Foods and one fateful night at a show got the spark to be a drummer again. Jacob is our greenest guy. This is his first band that’s played out or have done anything serious. Tyler used to work for Wal-mart and left his job to play bass for us. The thing that got us all together, and still baffles us to this day, was a craigslist ad Rease had put out. We jammed for an hour upon meeting and had instant chemistry.
3. Describe your band’s sound.
We’ve been told by some people that we have a sound similar to Blink-182. To be honest, what band in our genres isn’t these days? We’ve also been told that we sound like Neck Deep too, which we’d say is more “on the money”. However, we have MANY different influences which make our sound a little different. We like to incorporate a lot of blues and jazz into our punk rock music.
4. What influences your craft?
Rease is definitely a Blink fan and loves the stylings of Taking Back Sunday. Scott is inspired by the Foo Fighters. Jacob is inspired by Silverstein or The Amity Affliction. Tyler loves Bowling For Soup and strangely enough, Tyler the Creator. Dan grew up listening to The Pillows and has a deep love for The Aquabats.
5. What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
This is a hard question. With the over-saturation of music and the industry bending new music electronically, it’s hard to stand out and be original, and we didn’t reinvent the wheel. However, I’d like to think we’re a culmination of the bands that have been there before us. We pay homage to our influences and what makes us different is that at every show you will feel accepted, and ready to dance. We take pride in our live show having plenty of lights and surprises. Last show, we had people throw cream pies at us in celebration of Jacob’s birthday. We hope with our next album that’s in the work will have a different take. The music we have gearing up to release is a step back from the pop side and will be something completely different than what people are doing now. We hope you enjoy the music anyway.
6. When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
It depends on your mood. Each song has its own story, but we break it down like this; “Buspirone” is our single and what we feel is our strongest track. “I Can’t” on the other hand, is the band favourite and the last song we put together. “I Can’t” is the song that would best describe how the future will sound.
7. What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
Breaking the ceiling of being heard. You can create the best music in the world, you can be the best singer/player/performer in the entire world and it means squat if you can’t sell it or be heard by someone who has the network to take you farther. What’s worse is that at the end of the day it’s all about a buck.
8. What has been the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Playing with “Chin Up, Kid” and “Rookie of The Year”. Either that or working with the talented Kevin Gates.
9. How bright is the future of your project – what are the plans?
You guys are gonna need sunglasses. We have music videos being filmed as we type this, a whole new record ready to be recorded, a website where you can scope our glorious shirt designs and merch, the list goes on. Thanks to viewers like you, we can chase this dream.
10. When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
We would like to be remembered fondly. If we were to have a movie made about us – we hope that history will make the actors kind and beloved.
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