Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Exclusive Interview with Justin Olori from Floral Terrace

Q- How would you describe your band to someone who hasn't heard of you or
listened to your music?
A- indie/alternative pop rock and roll

Q-What makes you guys different from every other band out there?
A- We actually struggled with this when we first started as young bands usually do
but for us Georges lead guitar playing and My Voice musically primarily shape our sound
 we also care about our listeners and have frequent twitter/stickam chats to keep our
ears to the ground and see what the world is upto. the internet has opened so many
doors and FT really just takes advantage of that. we'll get a myspace message from
a chick in belgium and ask her tons of questions instead!  haha

Q- What song of yours would you recommend to someone who hasn’t listened
to your music before? 
A- our new EP that comes out early next year would be ideal
if not listen to the song 'one shot clover' on our purevolume.com profile !!! 

Q- Who writes all the songs? Where do you get inspiration for the songs?
A- all 3 of us write our songs and we do a lot of collaborations with our friends the way hip hop artists do
and that will probably never change unless we specifically to do a disc by ourselves.
Ryan Kienle from matchbook romance has worked with us and taught us a lot!
weve worked with jeremy menard from the scenic a lot, max from washington square park a lot
his brother matt from tourmaline has helped us a bunch and Sergio from thieves and villains also has
done some tracks with us. In the future andrew goldstein from the friday night boys is going to do some stuff with us

Q- What has been your biggest challenge so far as a band?
A-money really.. its been harder than ever to keep things in perspective with money so tight for everone not just us as a band

Q- How did you come up with the band name?
A- it was the song name of my old band with george and it was like our best most popular song so it fit. we had NO idea what it would turn into haha

Q- What has been your favorite show to play and why?
A- any show where people are into really . . could be 20 kids could be 550,000 doesnt matter
we appreciate any show were people give a shit because its just more fun that way.

Q- How do you get pumped up for a show?
A- vocal warmups and clearing my head backstage is all i need really . . no funky rituals haha

Q-What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about performing?
A- favorite thing is the experience and least favorite thing is the potential for something awful to happen haha

Q-Who is someone you would like to tour with?
A- anberlin .. i think their fans would receive our send well and it would rule!

Q- Out of all the songs you've recorded/written which is your favorite?
A- probably one of the new ones on our new ep. . its working title is "Sin city State" but i doubt that title will last

Q- What do you hope Floral Terrace is doing/accomplishing in a year?
A- releasing our ep early next year and touring and hoping our listeners enjoy it !

Q- Do you have any advice for someone who wants to pursue a career in music?
A- be nice to everyone and dont sleep for 6 months.. for starters

Q- What has been your weirdest experience with a fan?
A- getting followed around town on the way to the place we had to stay that night

Q- Who first inspired you to go after your dreams of music?
A- fftl or bayside

Q- What yearbook superlative would you vote each member of your band?
A- no idea what this means..

Q- What’s one quote or lyric that inspires you most?
A- laugh now because you can always cry later

Q- What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
A- we have recently signed to a record label !

Q- Any upcoming plans in the works for Floral Terrace we should know about?
A- yes yes yes! our new single will probably be on itunes before xmas and our new ep comes out next year !!!!

Q- What’s your favorite flavor popsicle?
grape ;)

Q- Anything else you’d like to include about Floral Terrace?
A- please tweet us @floralterrace after you read this or hit us up on myspace. .lets talk!

<3 Justin Olori- vocals

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