Oh yeah! Did I forget to mention they just released their debut album a couple of months ago!?
Today we get to talk with Lead Guitarist Ace Facial!
ACE- It's nice to have a great label (DC-Jam Records) who takes care of all the fancy stuff like sponsorships and distro. We're obviously much happier with this situation than when we were putting out our own EP's and selling them almost solely at shows.
Tx Punk: You guys just finished All Yobs In not too long ago, and have been doing a few tours of the US. What are your planning to do next?
ACE- We are going on the 'All Yobs East' tour of the mid-west and east coast this summer. When we get home, I'll focus on recording for the next album and fun, creative stuff... make some videos and all that. We may get over to Europe and Japan in the near future as well.
ACE- It fits us, I think. It's better than the name Timbecile wanted, "New Night Ranger".
Tx Punk: What's you favorite Punk Album?
ACE- Right now it's 'Energy' by Operation Ivy. That answer changes almost daily, depending what mood I'm in. Tomorrow it could be a Dillinger Four album or The Jam or 'Dig That Groove, Baby' by Toy Dolls or whatever.
Tx Punk: How did you all come to the Irish/Celtic Punk sound you have nailed so well?
ACE- That comes from The Pogues. My main influences are The Who, AC/DC and early punk, which you can hear in our stuff if you really listen. But it's that Pogues influence that kind of rises to the top when it's all mixed together. It seems to have a stronger presence. We never tried to come off a Celtic Punk band, so I hate, but understand when we're always put in that box.
ACE- Maybe someday.
Tx Punk: I read another interview, and I was really impressed when you said that all your music recorded live in studio. Do you guys ever plan on doing a live album, or does it seem a little redundant?
ACE- I don't plan on ever doing a live album. It's what you do when you have nothing new to offer but you have to put something out. The only exceptions I can think of is as documentation of a band like The Germs learning how to play onstage, or some kind of monumental show capturing some magical, inspired performance like 'Live At Leeds' or something. Most live albums are rip-offs.
Tx Punk: Anything you want to say for anyone reading this?
ACE- Yes. Please buy our live album, 'Mugs Alive' when it hits the stores someday!