Getting to Know: Bare Bones Rock act, Stuck on Planet Earth
In today’s Getting to Know, we meet Vaughan, ON-based rock collective Stuck on Planet Earth. They believe in always evolving and give their best to fans. If you are in an up and coming band that would like to partake in a Getting to Know feature, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the questionnaire and instructions. Thanks!
Who are you and what do you do?
“We are a gritty, bare bones, rock band from Vaughan, ON.”
In 100 words or less, tell us how your band has gotten to this point.
“Through Perseverance…dealing with hardships, ups and downs, were riding the rock n’ roll rollercoaster because it’s all we know and love.”
What is your latest release and how would you best describe it to someone who hasn’t heard your band?
“We put out a single this past November called “Fast Forward.” It’s an in-your-face, up-front, aggressive song that’s about giving up on a relationship, and in hindsight wishing you never got involved in the first place.
When making an album, which aspect of the process do you put the most time into and why?
“Definitely the song writing. We’re always trying to up our game as much as we can when it comes to making new music. We also rehearse a lot. We usually start a song on the acoustic and then build it up with the band. For the last few years, we have been recording everything live off the floor to really capture the energy and vibe to our music.”
What is the best part about your band and why?
“The best part of our band is that we are always trying to up our game. We don’t settle very easily, as we’re always striving to write better songs, rehearse a ton, play more shows, tour more and connect with our fans to our full extent. In this day if you’re not doing all of those things, then you might as well sink.”
What makes your band unique from the rest?
“None of us wear underwear when we’re playing live…more room to move, you know?”
How does your band survive the challenges of touring/gigging?
“To the best we can, we bring homemade goodies on the road so we’re not always eating crap. Sometimes though, you have no choice but to eat crap (metaphorically speaking). Sleeping on floors never gets old.”
Would you rather be critically-acclaimed; rich and famous; or an under-the-radar band with a dedicated fan base?
“Well we’ll just sound douchey if we said rich and famous, but the real truth is that in today’s changing music climate, the fans are what keep the bands alive. Without the fans or a following, you really have nothing.”
If you’d have to compare your band to another one out there, living or dead, who would it be and why?
“We don’t strive to sound like anyone in particular, but some of our influences would be; Killing Joke, Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World, QOTSA, and The Police. If you like any of those bands, you will find some of those inspirations resonating in the music we create.”
Which band/musician would you like to share many drinks with? What would you talk about?
“If singer Ian Curtis from Joy Division was still alive, it be fun to have a few drinks with him…ask him to teach us some of his spastic dance moves.”