Jay and Erin of
1. The Twitch is Nervous - what is it all about and again, as an experienced musician, why delve back into the murky and unpredictable deep?
(Jay) We needed a name and Nervous Twitch sounded pretty good. As for delving back, I never really stopped playing, Nervous Twitch had existed (all be it with an entirely different line up) whilst I played in other bands. It feels as though, with the current line up, like we are just starting up and I’m having a lot of fun making music and gigging with these guys.
(Jay) Well we've probably had more members than the fall! ha ha, Some of the first songs started out from solo projects from a few years ago and then we did our first gigs with Richie (Pop Fosters) on Drums and Dan Gray (Animals of The Carnival) on bass; then soon after Erin took over on Drums. Since then we played with various stand in bassists before meeting Chris (Drums) and Callan (Guitar) and Erin deciding to move onto bass.
In the band I play guitar, sing a bit and write all of the songs...although I’m hoping that we will move more towards collaborating in the future. Erin lead vocals, plays bass and fronts the band in general. Callan also guitar and sings and from time to time switches to bass. Chris is the guy who sits at the back.
3. Describe thy fellow minstrels in 5 words each, one that must be related to a tree!
(Jay)Amber and black football fan.
(Erin) Short songs and fun gigs.
5. What one song epitomises the crews output and style thus far - what is it about and who penned the said gem?
(Jay) Bad Reputation seems to be our most popular song. I wrote it, we aren't normally one of those bands who describe what a songs about.
(Erin) Well my hair is plastic and a lot of the dresses I wear are made from Crimpoline (The fabric not the 2 foot sexual neuter with 6 eyes and a set of rubber fingers) so I'm not far off, but okay otherwise..... maybe my hair.... if it was rubber and stood up on end you could spin a lot of plates on it.
(Erin) I think collectively we will have so many bands writers and musicians that influence us you'd run out of printing space! ...Anything from the Ramones to The Beatles!
(Jay) I’ve not really experienced much of this. I think with the internet and the reduction in people buying records these days its probably gonna be pretty hard for even biggish bands...one band springs to mind that should be touring the world and selling records by the thousands, if times were different I’ve no doubt that would be happening for them.
(Jay) Stuff like myspace was pretty useful to The Despondents and other bands I've been in...to be honest I’m kinda indifferent...but I think as for the punk thing older friends have told me of hitch hiking to see bands, squatting, and of course I’ve seen all the documentaries etc, but I don't really see how it would work in 2013.
(Jay) Nothing political really just having fun doing our own thing. 'And If this the Future (In the Street)' talks about the way things are I guess but I had the general riff/melody n a few of the lyrics for months before being inspired by events on the news and finishing the song off. As a rule I like word play and I also like people to make there own minds up about what we're singing about.
11. Clog and flat cap porn - ee by gum lad she's got a cracking meatloaf under the table...elaborate and tell us about any close encounters (of the black pudding kind) thy have been involved in!
(Jay) Er ok..while I do wear flat caps I got about 3 of them..I don't like black pudding though urghhh !
12. So what plans have ye got and why should any discerning punter come and see thee play - push, prod and poke - cultivate our interest!
(Erin) We're releasing the Bad Reputation EP in the next couple of weeks this will be for sale at gigs and hopefully some independent record shops, and it will be available from our band camp(www.nervoustwitch.bandcamp.com). Watch this space and keep an eye on our Facebook page etc for details.