Stellarscope is a killer indie-rock band out of Philadelphia. Their unique sound is dark and emotive with pop sensibilities. Their energetic live performances has gained them notoriety among friends, peers, and fans. Stellarscope already has multiple releases under their belt giving them a professional, developed sound. Their music has been featured on television along with many compilations, tribute albums and documentaries. Their newest EP to fall in love with is titled ‘Standing in the Shadow of Your Ghost.’
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Tom has been in and out of bands since his early teens. Bob Forman didn't play in a band until he met Tom though he comes from a family of musicians.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
A couple of years ago, while on tour, we had some gear fly of the roof rack of our tour vehicle on a busy highway. Everyone made it our ok but it almost caused a mayor accident.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Playing the legendary CBGBs. We played there 4 or 5 times prior to its closing.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Tom sometimes brings a song idea and we work it out as band. Other times we just jam and those jams turn into songs.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Creating an active and supporting following, creating that buzz. Better avenues to get bands seen and heard.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
The WHO... our drummer is a huge fan so he would like to play drums on one of their songs.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
We get together warm up with some jams then figure out what we are going to rehearse for the night. Then we go over songs and party while we are at it.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
"Only strangers now" from our latest album, not because the songs is difficult but production wise we wanted to get a 80s-90s sound while still keeping the overall sound modern and fresh.
What's coming up in the future?
Continue playing, writing, recording, and putting out new music.
Where can fans can access your music?