We recently interviewed Plaid Brixx to discuss where the band name came from, their upcoming EP and their ideal dream tour. The electro-pop/rock band out of Columbus, Ohio will be releasing their EP on July 8th!
First off, please introduce yourself and tell us what you do in the band.
I’m Chris Duggan, nice to meet you. I’m the main songwriter and producer for the band and I play lead guitar and sing lead vocals..
You guys have only been a band for about a year. How did you guys form and where did the name Plaid Brixx come from?
We used to play together in high school before any of us were really very good. We were basically children writing dumb songs about Tibetan yetis. It’s nice playing with Mark, Cole and Andrew because they are amazing musicians and great guys to be around. Mark’s drumming is ridiculously fun to watch, Cole walks around the scales because he loves funky grooves even though we play pop rock, and Andrew is one of the best keyboard players I have ever had the pleasure of hearing, let alone jamming with daily.
The name came from a weird idea I got one day. I thought it would be very cool to see a brick wall made out of plaid bricks, then everyone thought that plaid bricks sounded cool, so we went with a variation of that as the band name.
You guys just put out your new single “Chemistry” this week and will be releasing your debut EP next month. What kind of experience are you hoping fans walk away with after listening to the EP?
We are of course hoping people connect with our music and love listening to it. We hope they walk away feeling great about finding a new band that they like and want to hear more.
For those that aren’t familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
Pop with a razor’s edge of rock and an aftershave of punk.
Which song off your debut EP are you most excited for fans to hear and why?
We are most excited about the title track “Chemistry” because we feel it represents our music well, but “Heartbreaker” is a pretty addicting “dancey” track.
If Plaid Brixx could create a dream tour, who would be on it and what would it be called?
Our dream tour would be with Blink-182 and Green Day. I actually saw them play together when I was in 5th grade and it blew my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking about how I would love to be opening for them one day. I guess that dream never went away. I think it would be called the Dirty Mouth tour. Have you ever heard their stage banter?
What can we expect next from Plaid Brixx, other than the EP release?
We are going to continue performing locally in Columbus, OH and we are in the early stages of booking some regional shows. We also have some opportunities to perform in NYC and LA in the near future. We are also polishing up more material for a full-length album to be released in early 2015.
Thanks for your time! Anything else you’d like to add?
We are hard-working fellas trying to get heard by as many people as possible because we are pretty confident people will like our music if they give it a chance to hear it! Thanks to all of our fans so far, and thanks for your interest and support, Lucy!