Tennessee based Antler Hopkins released their new album Eat People on May 20th. The guys gave us a few minutes of their time for the below interview where we discuss making baby music (without any babies) and how being around Nashville influences some of the music they create.
What do you think makes a band successful?
Patience, passion, unity well really the relationship is the biggest part of it. Not only are we band members but we’re best friends. We would say what truly makes a band successful is at the end of the day being able to say that we’re great friends wanting to make baby making music, without the babies, and instead of just saying we’re a band.
Success is measured in many different ways but having friends there enjoy the spoils of said success together, that’s just Antlers way of success!
Has your style changed from when you first started making music?
Crazy thing is that our style changes with every song we write! It’s just one of the awesome perks of having four different musical backgrounds in a unity to calibrate with.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
The space between our left ears and our right ears Oh and Miranda.
What does your creative process look like?
Jeff and Bruce are the lyrics master minds of what is Antler Hopkins. So they would just have the lyrics and an idea of how the song would go. So Quan and Justin comes in and the music and the groove! So in better words Jeff and Bruce are like the raw uncooked chicken and when Quan and Justin comes in they add
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1tablespoon onion salt
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
2 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground oregano
2 tablespoons accent (MSG seasoning)
1 can lard (Or one 3 pound can of crisco)
Is there something about the Nashville area that contributes to your creativity as an artist?
The fact that our songs have a lot of religious undertones. Oh, and the song sycamore is like an homage to Nashville.