Manic Methed

Hey whats up everyone! Did you miss me? Yes, no, maybe, probably didn’t even notice I was on a hiatus? Any how I have been super quiet when it comes to the Whatcha Recording Willis podcast and it is by choice. If you don’t know I am the vocalists of Isolator and we have been busy as fuck! I have let band related things consume my time and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you are in a active band you know how I feel lol.

So I haven’t uploaded an interview in a couple of months and I made a special exception for these guys because I have been a fan of them for a while! Do your best not to cringe while listening to this episode, I am beyond rusty, I am sure I have entered incorrect information to the host site of my podcast, hell I even messed up the intro to this episode! However it is okay because Austin states, “Everybody messes up our band name.” What band might that be?!? MANIC METHED!

Manic Methed is a 3 piece rock band that resonates with nostalgia. I feel like each song from their newest album, “Menace” is a dosage of early/mid 2000s rock era. For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Tool, Chevelle, System Of A Down, and Shinedown. I give their new album 4 thumbs up and can confidently say for a 3 piece they sound hella phat!

In this episode we sit down with a 4th member of the band, mr. cricket, who somehow also lives at my studio. We talked about who and where Manic Methed plays, spoiler alert Wick’s Pizza on Baxter Avenue! Some of their musical influences, tattoos, video games, favorite beers, and a good ole fashion, “Back in my day kids played card games!” rant!



MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW MANIC METHED ON ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
– Band Website
– Facebook
– Instagram
– Spotify
– Amazon Music


 

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The Ego Trippers

Happy Friday everyone! I was able to work through my breaks at work and get off early, not a bad day! Now if only the match matching in Clash Royale would quit being complete garbage that would be greeeaaattt…

One thing that cheers me up, nearly instantly, is listening to The Ego Trippers!

The Ego Trippers are a 3 piece “garage rock” band from Louisville Kentucky! Made up of Zac Anderson (guitar/vocals), Izak Cirillo (Bass/vocals), and Donnie Haines (drums)! They formed early on during high school and they are still rocking out even with a hectic college schedule! you can fit them in nearly any sub genre of rock n roll but I’d like to think they are the love child of Cage The Elephant and Weezer!

I saw them the first time at Magbar and I’m not going to lie I was like, “Ok this is just some lame filler band that will play 3-4 songs and dip”. However I was quite impressed! Not only is their music catchy but they are very entertaining to watch, they definitely still have their youthful spirits in peak condition!

The second time I saw them was at Zanzabar and it was eeevveeenn better than the first time I saw them! When you have the whole crowd roaring with cheers and whistles you know your doing it right!

Once again major shout out to Daniel Cartledge for not only reaching out to them to see if they wanted to be on the Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast but also thank you for being a great host and co host for the interview! It’s safe to say we all ate our weight in pizza, no regrets!

NEXT THURSDAY AT ZANZABAR!!! The Ego Trippers and Legs Akimbo are playing with The Empty Room for their album release show, which your’s truly did the full production! You should totally come out and see what all the hype is about 😉

CLICK HERE for more details!

In this interview you will hear the songs “All Night Long” and “Holidays (I Can’t Take It)” off their self titled album which you can purchase HERE! We discussed the origins of The Ego Trippers, how the recording process went down, we went on a tangent about some goofy music based movies, how the songs come about, some of their musical influences and much much more!



MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE EGO TRIPPERS ON ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA:
– Facebook
– Instagram
– Twitter
– Spotify
– Bandcamp

 

 

VILLA MURE

If mother nature could chill with all this pollen that would be great… Allergies are currently kicking my ass! How ever I was fortunate enough earlier this week to interview Colin and Kendra of VILLA MURE! Of course special thanks to my good friend Daniel Cartledge of The Empty Room for being my co host!

VILLA MURE was founded by husband/wife singer songwriter duo Colin (bass/vocals) and Kendra Lamure (guitar/vocals). Later they added Jordan Hubbard to play drums/percussion, which helped complete their sound and make them a full on band! On their Facebook page (who ever wrote all the info 10/10) they say they are a blues rock, alternative, psychedelic band. Which is a fair statement but I like to think if you are a fan of classic rock like Pink Floyd/Jimi Hendrix/Led Zepplin, then VILLA MURE should be your go to indie-rock, blues-rock, psychedelic music!

I remember seeing Kendra and Colin play as just a duo before but I had no idea who they actually were, in fact I remember Kendra playing open mic gigs as a solo artist and thinking, “holy cow she is too good to be playing at these gigs!”

Colin and Kendra are the perfect pair! Complementing each other very well when it comes to their vocal harmonies and when they are playing their respected instruments the groove is never lost. Rarely ever do you find an acoustic duo that will make you fall in love with their music, but some how I am hooked!

In this sweet and charming interview we talked about how Colin and Kendra met. We talked about how VILLA MURE started, the process of recording their debut EP Stay With Me”, a little tangent about Pokemon, the meaning behind some of the lyrics, and much much more!



MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW VILLA MURE ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS:
– Facebook
– Instagram
– You can find their debut EP “Stay With Me” on Itunes/Spotify/Google Play/Amazon/Youtube! I highly encourage you to buy a hard copy from Kendra or Colin! Or you can buy it at Better Days Records, Guestroom Records, and Matt Anthony’s Record Shop!


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Next Attempt

Hey everyone it has been a while since the last podcast episode! To be honest I’m not sure how many more of these I’m going to do, at least as far as band interviews go. There are a few more bands I’d like to feature and we have been working out the schedules but I think I’m going to retire the podcast at the end of this year. Sad news I know but I have been reflecting on life a lot lately and simply put I haven’t been giving the podcast my full attention. So if I end up doing more episodes they won’t just be band interviews it will probably be me ranting about silly things or just interviewing random friends to just talk about life.

Now that I’m done breaking my own heart lets get into todays podcast episode featuring my friends in Next Attempt!!! For fans of Pierce the Veil, A Day To Remember, Blink 182, *insert any pop punk band name here* haha.

Next Attempt is a 4 piece Pop/Punk band based out of Bullitt County, Kentucky. I have to say this is some solid pop/punk music. I remember seeing them play at Spinelli’s downtown probably back in early 2017 (I have seen them play a lot more since then) and I was in complete awe by how good they were! It’s rare to see a pop/punk band in the Louisville music scene, let alone make you want to sing along. There shows are full of energy, witty lyrics that will make you fan girl out and just really dam catchy music. If you hate on their music I just have to assume you really really hate life. However if you are ever feeling down about life the best cure would be seeing them play live, they will shock your body with joy!

Now you can fit them under the microscope of pop/punk but Hunter has shown me some of their new material and get ready for some heavy stuff! Looks like they are progressing in style, branching out into more post-hardcore type of stuff while still keeping their pop/punk roots intact. Either way I’m stoked for these guys, I have a feeling their new album is going to put them in a league of their own!

In this episode the featured song is called, “Helpless Romantics” off their debut EP “Just Between Us” which you can jam the full song on their youtube channel! CLICK HERE!
In this interview we cracked open some Miller High Life, got high on life, talked about our favorite South Park episodes, talked about the new songs, their favorite pizza joint (RIP), music videos that are in the works, Jack’s (ex bass player) meme addiction, and much much more!



MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THEM ON ALL FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA!!
– Facebook
– Youtube
– Spotify
– Instagram
– Bandcamp

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Sun Dogs

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is here, the rain is over, now take it easy and listen to the latest Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast episode with my good friends from Sun Dogs!

This episode is a little different than the previous episodes. It’s more of a jam session with a few questions but it’s nice being able to mix it up! If I would of known ahead of time that they would be playing a few songs I would of brought a whole arsenal of microphones to help make it sound better. How ever I used my trusty MXL990 mic and surprisingly it doesn’t sound like a potato!

Sun Dogs are a 4 piece rock group based out of Louisville Ky. They are super low key great so get in on the ground floor and invest your money into their band! No just kidding, they have been around for a while now and their sound is for those who crave good ‘ol fashion rock n roll!
I met these guys back in 2016 when a friend of mine, Kelly Scott Franklin (which I hope to have on the podcast soon!) told me he had some buddies in a band called Sun Dogs looking to record a few songs. Its an amazing feeling to have someone recommend you to other people so of course I was excited to record them! I’m not going to lie I was a bit worried about the whole thing since I didn’t have a studio space, I had a feeling not having a “studio” was going to make them look else where.
However Kelly let me use his basement to set up shop and now I’m forever in his debt! We ended up recording three songs and one of the songs aired on the Crescent Hill Radio!
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So a year later we decided to set up shop once again, this time in someone else basement for a impromptu jam session and to chit chat about life! In this episode we talk about where the name “Sun Dogs” originated from, what we were doing when we were 19 years old, charities they would play for, The time they played 30 songs at a field party, debating if people who save trees use toilet paper, and much much more!

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