Sorry Marshal is an underground indie-rock, Shoegaze band who made their debut with EP-1 (2019). EP-1 is an extended play album with four songs that capture the band's signature sound: "Neenah", "Seeking Advice", "Adulthood "and "Inertia as a Construct." The first two singles off the EP are are currently in heavy rotation on National Indie Radio, which airs in the U.S., UK, Germany, Italy, France, Australia and Japan.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
There really isn't one event that got me to start playing and writing music. I was introduced to a lot of underground rock and punk music at an early age and after getting my first guitar at 17 years old I was fortunate enough to have a good group of friends who were also into the same bands. We used to just jam out to punk covers, but after getting a little more proficient over a few years, I began playing and writing in original bands.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Nothing too crazy has happened yet. You could sum up my music career with one word: "amateurish."
What has been the high point of your music path? Not to sound too cliche, but every time someone goes out of their way to tell me that they like my music, it's mind blowing. But, if I had to toot my own horn, it would be that I wrote and played everything except the drums in the studio on our debut album. This business can make you feel pretty insecure in your abilities, so I felt like I had to prove to myself that I could accomplish that task.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I typically just pick up my guitar and sometimes I have the central theme to a song and then 20 minutes later, it's complete. The lyrics and vocal melodies often take much longer to finish, but that's pretty much my process.
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?
Everything is tough in this business. The hardest part is trying to create this brand or image that you're actually comfortable with. I wish the industry would reward authenticity more than what's hip.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
The Smiths, because that would mean they were playing again.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
We don't get together as much as I'd prefer, so when we all make practice we really like to just play our set over and over and over until we're exhausted. I think repetition is the only way to make your songs feel like second nature. I practice our stuff to a drum machine and write a lot of new material when I'm by myself at least once or twice a week.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
All of the new ones that are around 90% complete.
What's coming up in the future?
More shows, tour and some new songs released into the world. Look out for us this Fall.
Tell us where fans can access your music?