INTERVIEW: Plaid Brixx

We caught up with electro-pop band Plaid Brixx. Read what they had to say below about their new EP, Chemistry, possible tours, and more!

How would you describe your sound? What makes your band unique?

I would describe our sound as electro-pop with a razor’s edge of rock and an aftershave of punk. What makes us unique is our attention to small details in our recordings and our obsessive concentration on songwriting.  We also have a knack for catchy melodies.

Where does the name Plaid Brixx come from?

We made it up based on visualization of a brick wall made of plaid-colored bricks. We thought the phrase plaid bricks sounded cool so we went with a variation of that.

You guys just released your single "Chemistry".  What’s the influence behind that song?

I (Chris) wanted to find the positive in a nasty breakup I was going through. So the song is kind of bittersweet as it explores the idea that you learn, gain knowledge and experience from every person you date, even if the breakup is really bad and you aren’t on good terms in the end. It still sticks with you.

You guys are currently gearing up to release your Chemistry EP on July 8th. What song are you most looking forward to have people hear?

We are really excited about “Heartbreaker”. It turned out way “dancier” than we had imagined it would so it’s a very nice addition to the EP. The main synth sound is so dirty and my body is starting to move just thinking about the part.

What was your favorite part about making the EP?

The best part was experimenting with all the synth sounds and parts. You can do anything with a synthesizer, so you have to learn to narrow down your field of view and be confident about how you want the synth to sound. And then you tweak the sound, and micro-tweak it some more until you are finally happy. It was the first time I have ever used this much synth on a record, and it was a lot of fun to have so many options. Expect more synth on future recordings.

Are you guys planning on going on a summer tour?

This summer we are planning a regional tour, but nothing too big yet. We don’t want to jump the gun on a huge tour. We are looking forward to getting out and meeting new fans though!

Anything else you would like to add?

Thank you for your time, you’ve been awesome! <3 <3 <3

Thanks guys!