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Interview: The Regrettes talk recording in Nashville, favorite songs and comfortable Reeboks

The Regrettes are sitting together like the cool punk kids you see in all the movies. It’s natural for them to lead a crowd; they held the attention of their audience at Bumbershoot like seasoned pros. Fronted by Lydia Night, The Regrettes are taking the punk rock scene by storm. We got the chance to chat with them at Bumbershoot.

How did you guys get started as a band?
Lydia:
Sage, Genessa, and I all met a long time ago at school. We lost touch and then reconnected almost three years ago. About five months ago? Max (the drummer) left the band and we met Drew through our friend Henry who works at the studio we record at.

You’ve played a ton of festivals before. Which has been your favorite so far?
Genessa:
“I am loving this one so far! This one is really different from every festival we’ve played. The layout is super cool and there are so many things for people to do. There’s a playground and a pottery wheel in the back!”
Lydia: I liked Reading and Leeds a lot. We just did that which was really cool.
Drew: My favorite was Rock En Seine.
Lydia: OH! Our show there was so fun.
Genessa: Yeah, that was the best show! I’d say this is the coolest layout wise. It’s so different from any festival! This is a space that really makes sense. I think it’s such a genius idea to do it in a space like this that’s meant to hold a ton of people.
Sage: You could do a lot in one day. It’s not crowded because of all the little crevices around.

Let’s talk music! Working on anything new?
Lydia: Yeah! We’re in the mist right now of recording and writing our new album. Which is really fucking exciting, refreshing, and so fun to do. Once we’re done with this show we’ll go home, write, and record more.

What’s your favorite song to perform?
Lydia: I really like “Come Through”.
Drew and Genessa: Our new songs are really fun!
Genessa: Anything new is more exciting because we haven’t performed it as much.

Current favorite song obsession:
Lydia: Oooooo! Judy French by White Reaper. We’ve been playing it so much!
Drew: Parents House by Kid Bloom! I’m obsessed with that song.
Genessa: Baskets by The O’My’s
Sage: Uhhhh. I don’t have one.

Favorite piece of clothing.
Sage: I just got these pants and I’ve worn them two days in a row.
Genessa: These shoes I have on right now. They’re the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned. These Reeboks.
Drew: Me too. I got these in London and they’re my favorite. I’ve never worn shoes this comfortable.
Genessa: I copied him.
Drew: Yeah I got them first!
Genessa: I asked him before getting them.
Lydia: I have this pair of Nikes that are really crazy. They’re kind of hypebeast, and I really love them! They’re super 80s looking. I don’t know what they are, but they’re rainbow and so fucking comfortable. I feel like I’m walking on clouds when I wear them! I didn’t bring them because I’m scared of getting them dirty.
Drew: That’s very hypebeast of you to not wear them.

So are you guys going on tour soon?
Lydia:
Yes! Some time in November or December.

What’s it like, as a band, to create music from scratch?
Genessa: For this album we’ve been writing then doing demos then going back to record them again.
Lydia: We’re recording in Nashville! Which we’ve never done.
Genessa: Before, we had recorded in the same place for everything.
Drew: It’s going to be so fun!

Last question! Say you’re going on a road trip – what’s the first and last song you play?
Drew: Woah.
Lydia: We’ve been listening to a lot of classic American music – Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty. So maybe a song from them.
Sage: I think I would start with “Take It Easy” by The Eagles and leave with “The Load Out” or “Stay” by Jackson Browne.

Later that night Sage, on bass, decided to leave the band. The rest of the members have no plans of slowing down any time soon. You should check out their album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!

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Interview: The Regrettes talk recording in Nashville, favorite songs and comfortable Reeboks

The Regrettes are sitting together like the cool punk kids you see in all the movies. It’s natural for them to lead a crowd; they held the attention of their audience at Bumbershoot like seasoned pros. Fronted by Lydia Night, The Regrettes are taking the punk rock scene by storm. We got the chance to chat with them at Bumbershoot.

How did you guys get started as a band?
Lydia:
Sage, Genessa, and I all met a long time ago at school. We lost touch and then reconnected almost three years ago. About five months ago? Max (the drummer) left the band and we met Drew through our friend Henry who works at the studio we record at.

You’ve played a ton of festivals before. Which has been your favorite so far?
Genessa:
“I am loving this one so far! This one is really different from every festival we’ve played. The layout is super cool and there are so many things for people to do. There’s a playground and a pottery wheel in the back!”
Lydia: I liked Reading and Leeds a lot. We just did that which was really cool.
Drew: My favorite was Rock En Seine.
Lydia: OH! Our show there was so fun.
Genessa: Yeah, that was the best show! I’d say this is the coolest layout wise. It’s so different from any festival! This is a space that really makes sense. I think it’s such a genius idea to do it in a space like this that’s meant to hold a ton of people.
Sage: You could do a lot in one day. It’s not crowded because of all the little crevices around.

Let’s talk music! Working on anything new?
Lydia: Yeah! We’re in the mist right now of recording and writing our new album. Which is really fucking exciting, refreshing, and so fun to do. Once we’re done with this show we’ll go home, write, and record more.

What’s your favorite song to perform?
Lydia: I really like “Come Through”.
Drew and Genessa: Our new songs are really fun!
Genessa: Anything new is more exciting because we haven’t performed it as much.

Current favorite song obsession:
Lydia: Oooooo! Judy French by White Reaper. We’ve been playing it so much!
Drew: Parents House by Kid Bloom! I’m obsessed with that song.
Genessa: Baskets by The O’My’s
Sage: Uhhhh. I don’t have one.

Favorite piece of clothing.
Sage: I just got these pants and I’ve worn them two days in a row.
Genessa: These shoes I have on right now. They’re the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned. These Reeboks.
Drew: Me too. I got these in London and they’re my favorite. I’ve never worn shoes this comfortable.
Genessa: I copied him.
Drew: Yeah I got them first!
Genessa: I asked him before getting them.
Lydia: I have this pair of Nikes that are really crazy. They’re kind of hypebeast, and I really love them! They’re super 80s looking. I don’t know what they are, but they’re rainbow and so fucking comfortable. I feel like I’m walking on clouds when I wear them! I didn’t bring them because I’m scared of getting them dirty.
Drew: That’s very hypebeast of you to not wear them.

So are you guys going on tour soon?
Lydia:
Yes! Some time in November or December.

What’s it like, as a band, to create music from scratch?
Genessa: For this album we’ve been writing then doing demos then going back to record them again.
Lydia: We’re recording in Nashville! Which we’ve never done.
Genessa: Before, we had recorded in the same place for everything.
Drew: It’s going to be so fun!

Last question! Say you’re going on a road trip – what’s the first and last song you play?
Drew: Woah.
Lydia: We’ve been listening to a lot of classic American music – Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty. So maybe a song from them.
Sage: I think I would start with “Take It Easy” by The Eagles and leave with “The Load Out” or “Stay” by Jackson Browne.

Later that night Sage, on bass, decided to leave the band. The rest of the members have no plans of slowing down any time soon. You should check out their album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!

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