Echolocation is a band made up of drummer Clayton Peacock, bassist/vocalist Seth Peacock, & guitarist/vocalist Henry Morris. The high school students placed 2nd in the Instaband battle of the bands competition in February, winning $500 of recording time at VMS. They used this time to record their recently released single “Good Fun”, which is available on Bandcamp now. We talked to the band about their recording experience and their creative process in this latest interview. <!--break-->
Congratulations on performing so well in the Instaband competition! What was the best piece of advice/feedback you received from the judges?
Thank you! We were told to work on the order of our setlist a little more, and we've been trying to apply that the best we can.
How would you describe your music?
We usually call our genre alternative-rock, but our songs tend to be more of a grunge style. We are influenced a lot by Nirvana, Soundgarden, and the Foo Fighters.
What was the writing process like for "Good Fun"? Do you have a typical songwriting process?
As with Good Fun, most of our songs start with a general idea that one of the bandmates brings to the band, and then we all collaborate to refine the sound and structure of the song. We try to incorporate the ideas of each member into every song.
When did you first start making music together?
We started as a cover band in 2011, and in 2013 we began writing originals together.
What was your favorite part of the recording process at VMS?
The whole professional recording process and working with Mark was really amazing, and we all really enjoyed it.
Where do you typically perform live? Any shows coming up?
We perform at a variety of locations including block parties, bars such as Skully's and Brother's Drake Meadery, and house parties. We don't have any shows in the next two weeks but we post all of our upcoming shows on our Facebook page and twitter account (@echolocband).
Click below to listen to Echolocation's single “Good Fun”!