Band of Rascals is made up of four friends with very distinct characteristics. Lead singer Sam Trainor is all that you want in a front man; charisma in human form, flowing locks and howling vocals. Malcom Owen-Flood, known for his magnetic lead guitar playing and studio chops. Sean ‘The Noche’ Marcy is the kind of bass player great rock tales are written about. And grounding the band is drummer Marcus Manhas, a flame haired hero armed with a set of drumsticks and a killer smile.
I had the chance to catch up with Sam. Their new EP just dropped on October 13th, check out our interview below:
Jenn) Tell us a little about you?
Sam) My name is Sam and I like to play guitar and ride boards.
Jenn) How was your Summer?
Sam) My summer was unreal, lots of good shows with the boys and summertime activities on the island.
Jenn) Your new EP Tempest – Can you tell us about it?
Sam) Super Loud. Super Fast. Super fun. You might have to replace the speakers in your car in a few weeks.
Jenn) Do you have any plans for 2018?
Sam) Nothing completely set in stone I don’t think, but I imagine we’ll just keep driving around and playing tunes! Pretty stoked to see what the next year has in store.
Jenn) What was it like to work with famed producer Eric Ratz?
Sam) Working with Ratzy was a dream. He’s a wicked guy with a big smile and a great attitude.
Jenn) Who are some of your musical influences?
Sam) ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana are the first that come to mind. I’m a huge classic rock fan in general.
Jenn) How did you get started in the music industry?
Sam) Just started playing with Band of Rascals and things just kept rolling along.
Jenn) What is on your playlist these days?
Sam) Have been listening to a lot of Queens Of The Stone Age, Noah Gunderson and Current Swell lately.
Jenn) Is there anything else you would like to add?
Sam) Check out our new EP Tempest on October 13th!