Big choruses and social awkwardness, Drug Church’s new ‘un is an album we can get onboard with. Frontman Patrick Kindlon tells us about the band’s third full-length.
Hey Patrick. You’re on your third album, congrats – do your early days with the band feel a long time ago now? What’s changed for you since then?
I have the memory of a goldfish, so everything feels fresh to me. There’s a lotta times on tour when I’m adamant that we’ve never been to a city. Never played it. Definitely never heard of this venue. No, I don’t remember the guy you said talked to us for an hour outside. Can’t recall anything about it. And then we’ll get there and I remember it and then have to admit that we played it five months ago and I just have a terrible memory. So, I think it doesn’t feel very different to me. And one thing that has changed may be that whatever degenerative brain disorder I have appears to have worsened.
How have you found your first year on Pure Noise?
Breezy. Disagreements are worked out with a conversation. That’s all I want outta anyone. A willingness to be reasonable. So, no complaints.
The album’s press release describes the record as your most accessible to date, was that intentional or just a by-product?
I am starting to suspect they all met without me and put together a plan to do something more likeable. But I can’t confirm that and certainly wasn’t aware when we started the LP. Those dudes love those big rock songs, so if there’s more of that on the record it was inevitable. Had to happen at some point. I don’t notice so much because I’m in the middle of it, so it just feels like a more expensive sounding Drug Church record to me. But, the choruses are big, so maybe it really is more accessible. I urge everyone to buy it and decide for themselves.