NoBetta: Well guys I guess I
will have you introduce yourselves.
PhatKat: We are an alternative
rock outfit with a ton of different influences heard in our music. Matty
is our lead vocals/guitar, Keith plays keyboards, Fat Joe Z on bass
and FRED is our drum machine.
NB: FRED what is that?
Keith: Well we went through
an exhaustive search for a drummer but couldn't find someone who would
be as diverse and experimental as we wanted to be. We turned to just
programming what we wanted. FRED is definitely an integral part of the
NB: OK then. So how did you
get your start guys?
Matty: We had all been good
friends for about ten years now, but always seemed to be going in different
directions. Finally in a random night of drinking and hanging out we
started jammimg. Maybe we were buzzed but the music really came together
and we realized that this could be something.
NB: Wow that's random. Isn't
it hard to be in a band with good friends though?
Matty: To say the least! Like
I said we all have very different lives so trying to be a band and still
friends is tough.
Fat Joe Z: Yea, It's like these
guys want to practice all the time and I would rather just drink and
get high and jam.
Keith: Here we go.
NB: Lets change the subject.
How is the music scene in Jersey City?
Keith: Its hard to say. In Jersey
City there are not a lot of venues to play. Most of these places are
looking for cover bands just to bring in the people. We usually head
into Manhattan to play small gigs at this point.
NB: Lets talk about the CD.
It sounds pretty high budget for a band just getting their feet wet
in this game.
NB: Good break! What about the
title 'Pending Sober Approval'?
Keith: We had been kicking around
names for a while and just happen to write that on one of the test cds
because we were shit-faced after a session and it stuck.
NB: Well good luck guys and hopefully
we will be hearing more from you soon.