XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?
Chris – We just got done playing the Pine Belt Music Festival in Hattiesburg, Mississippi which was an amazing experience. We have Paul Crosby to thank for getting us on that. It has always been a dream of ours to play with Saliva! Our newest single, “Spirits Run,” dropped on April 30th which was super cool. Our next song “Memento Mori” comes out on May 28th and it is fairly different from anything we have put out, so we are excited to see people’s reaction. You can also catch us on June 19th at the Junebug Boogie in Cookeville, Tennessee!
XS ROCK: So how long has the band been together?
Chris – We played our first show ever at the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street at the end of 2012 so I guess it has been around nine years at this point. Wow.
XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for originally starting or being in a band?
Patrick – I always loved music growing up, but the turning point for me was when I saw the Foo Fighters at the Fed-Ex Forum. That was my first concert ever and I knew after watching Dave Grohl play in front of thousands of screaming fans…that’s what I want to do. I knew I was going to do that someday.
XS ROCK: What is your music background?
KiDd – My dad has played in bands sinced before I was born and he even wrote and toured with Sebastian Bach, so I knew I wanted to be a drummer from day one. My favorite band is Motley Crue and Tommy Lee has always been one of my idols.
XS ROCK: What image do you think your music conveys?
Chris – We play rock and roll, and we know every listener hears something different. That is the beauty of music like this. It can mean different things to different people. I think a lot of the music is pretty dark…I know my lyrics have gotten a lot darker over the years—but so has the world. I like to think there is a glimmer of hope in everything we write though. We all need something to hold on to.
XS ROCK: What are your current music career goals?
KiDd – Man we want to get out on the road and stay there. Especially now that everything is opening back up, we are geared up and ready to go. We spent all of 2020 preparing for this.
XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?
Patrick – Writing music is amazing and bringing ideas to life in the studio is a magical experience. But Fingertrick is a live band. We kill it on stage. We do our best when everything is on the line. No safety net. Nothing compares to getting up on stage and playing live music.
XS ROCK: What are your songs’ lyrics about? (What specific themes do they cover?)
Chris – Again, a lot of our lyrics are pretty dark. But that is a reflection of the world we live in. As far as specific themes…well we cover a pretty broad spectrum. Be prepared to hear about anything and everything from nuclear holocausts to the Fall of Mankind in the Garden of Eden. Every once in a while Party Pat will write something super happy. I love when he does that.
XS ROCK: What is the single most important thing to you as a musician?
KiDd – I just want to play drums every day all the time, until the day I die.
XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?
Chris – Well…one girl asked me if she could have my baby so she could sacrifice it to Satan. I said no.
XS ROCK: Are your friends and family supportive of your choice to play in a rock band?
KiDd – Yes absolutely. And we are very thankful for that!
XS ROCK: What advice do you have for new bands trying to get started?
Chris – Don’t sell your soul; it is not worth the fallout, and you still might not ever make it big. Don’t do crystal meth, and if you are doing crystal meth, please stop. Don’t talk the talk unless you can walk the walk. And don’t ever give up.
XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?
KiDd – Right now, my favorites are Nuclear Winter, Memento Mori, Lily of The Valley, and Blastronauts. Nuclear Winter is the first song the three of us ever wrote together. The chemistry was electric and it shows in both the recording and the live performances. The last three are scheduled for release later this year, but we play them live all the time.
XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?
KiDd – Motley Crue. I just love their story. I love their onstage chemistry and energy. And I love Tommy Lee.
XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
Chris – Honestly it feels like an accomplishment that we have made it this far in music without either burning out or dying in some horrible way. There are definitely some big things on the horizon for us.
XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?
Chris – Definitely an assassin.
XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?
Patrick – It is very weird. There are a lot of opportunities but everything is pretty hard to navigate. Especially with how flooded the market is. There is so much mediocre material out there with so much money behind it. It creates kind of a musical bottleneck that it is hard to get through. But that is why so many bands just give up. We just refuse to do that.
XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?
Chris – I don’t have any tattoos. And KiDd doesn’t eat meat. Party Pat is not the oldest. He is actually the youngest and he is four years younger than me.
XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
Chris – You guys are amazing and your support means the world to us. We could not do any of this without you, and I promise we will not let you down!
XS ROCK: Thanks again for taking the time to talk with us at XS ROCK!