Guitar Fight From Fooly Cooly - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Guitar Fight From Fooly Cooly. We discussed the writing and recording process for new EP ‘Drought’, the connection to their earlier album ‘Soak’, a favorite part of songwriting, choosing artwork, and more. Check it out below.

You recently released your new EP ‘Drought’. Can you tell me about writing and recording the EP? How long did you work on it?

Drought was written around the same timeframe as Soak, (2020-2021) and was recorded with Lon Beshiri. Our split songs on shojo beats and a scrapped side project were also recorded during those sessions, so we probably have a good 2 and half years of time sunk into the ep.

The band was a little quiet last year. I think a lot of people were wondering about the band and what you were up to at the time. Was it exciting to start 2023 off with this new EP? 

In 2022, we were on hiatus. Everyone in the band took a step back from guitar fight to pursue other physical/mental stuff. We’ve been kickin ass since 2018 and being in a band is hard sometimes. Life’s always going and shit happens, but we’re back and better than ever. — Starting off 2023 with the ep was definitely exciting and has everyone ready to get out there, put out more music, and play some sick ass shows.

I really like “Wooden Cross”. Can you tell me about writing that song specifically? 

Wooden Cross was actually a really tough song for me to write. The parts just didn’t seem to fit, the lyrics didn’t sound right, and I was going through some personal stuff at the time. It took a lot of time and even more practice, but it turned out better than I could’ve ever imagined. Definitely my favorite track off of the ep.

What’s your favorite part of writing songs? What’s the most challenging aspect to it? 

My (and I feel like I can speak for everyone else on this one) favorite part of writing songs is when the riff/drums/vocals set into the sound space like a puzzle piece. You know it’s meant to be there, cuz that shit rocks. The worst part is trying to fit the pieces in.

Do you have a favorite lyrical or musical moment from the EP? Why? 

“guitar fight is a dying star” it’s not anymore and I’m happy it won’t be. Also, that whole section fucks. Super proud of how that turned out.

The artwork for the EP is pretty interesting. Who came up with idea for it and why did you decide on that image?

I was struggling to figure out what I wanted the cover to be. I thought about it for over a year, and made a spur of the moment decision to use witch’s flight. It just kinda looks like the vibes that Drought was pushing, and it’s a beautiful painting.

I’ve read some theories online that think the EP is titled ‘Drought’ because the album was titled ‘Soak’. Is there any correlation at all?

Yeah. Soak and Drought were written around the same time, but aren’t the same sonically. soak=too much—drought=too little.

You’ve built up a really good amount of hype and the excitement around your band is really high. What do you think it is about your band and music that is connecting with so many people?

Pretty sure it’s the name lol. But seriously, I think we’re doing some stuff that’s really cool and genuine, and people fuck with it! That’s awesome.

You’re working with Sleepy Clown for the vinyl. What made you want to work with them for this release?

Tommy my buddy 🤤

Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Do you have anything else that you would like to add?

If you live in TN, come watch us headline day 1 of Knoxville Hardcore Fest. It’s gonna be fun. June 24th. Thanks for having us. guitar fight forever 🚫🧢

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