Dad Caps - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dad Caps. We discussed the writing and recording process for new song “Nissan Racer”, what they are currently working on musically, and more. Check it out below.

First, thanks for the interview.

Thank you so much for having us! We’ve been really wanting to get in contact with y’all! 

You recently released your new song “Nissan Racer”. Have you been pleased with the response it’s received so far?

Yes! We’ve been extremely happy with the response it’s gotten so far and are so happy that people like it! 

Can you tell me about writing and recording the song?

So when we started working on this song, it was in the works before our EP even came out and was thought to possibly even be on the EP if it fit. Mav and I started working on this song in late December of 2021 but the song originally was a lot longer and had a couple different parts, but it didn’t feel natural so we decided to put this song on the back burner until it felt right to work on it. Then in June of 2022 we decided to bring this song to the rest of the band and we decided to finally do something with it. I remember having a lot of difficulty getting one part of the song to transition to another part but our guitarist Ben came up with a great idea to smoothen it out and it worked so we went with it! Our bass player Vic also came up with the idea of having a breakdown in the song and we all loved the idea so we threw it in.

I think the hardest thing for me was writing lyrics and a structure for it. I have a tendency to add several parts to a song and make it ungodly long for no reason but Mav and I were talking and we decided it sounds way better being short and simple. As for recording we went to one of our best friends John Coote from FinalBossFight! to record this song because we love his work and he knows our sound. John knew instantly what vibe we were going for and we didn’t really have to do anything because John already knew. 

Do you have a favorite musical or lyrical moment? Why? 

Gaven: I really like the breakdown and outro a lot because it becomes very chaotic and dancey and I like to think of our music as scream heavy dance music! 


Ben: I like the claps. 

Mav: This song as a whole I like because every part in the song is different than any of our other last releases and is sentiment to how much we have matured in our musical writing has a band. 

Vic: I like when Gaven says I guess I’m just bill I know you don’t say that but that’s my answer. 

I really like how the guitar sounds. How long did you work on the guitar part and what equipment did you use?

Gaven: So for my guitar part it was originally written as a bass part for a solo project I’ve been working on for a minute now, but I was just noodling around in my room with it at my old house and I thought it could work good for a song. As for equipment I used mainly my Jazzmaster with my pedal board that my friends so loving call “the spaceship” and my 1980’s peavey heritage tube amp. 

Ben: I used an Epiphone Les Paul custom through a Marshall JVM410H 

Vic: I used DI and a pbass 

Can we expect to hear more new music this year? Is there any chance that you’re working on an EP or album? If so, what can you tell us so far? 

I don’t know about this year, however we do have a lot of new songs in the works and are gonna be hopefully doing something in the future with them! I can say that a lot of our new stuff is a little more on the heavier side but with a little more twinkly guitar parts thrown in! I also have been working on writing for more topics than just me drinking.

Do you have any plans for physical releases of your music such as cassettes or vinyl?

We hope to do something physical soon! We just gotta check the finances and see what we can afford. 

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

Thank you so much for having us!!! To anyone reading this, please check out our friends: FinalBossFight!, Tequila Mockingbird, Dear Heretic, Tournament, Clipboards, The Casper Fight Scene, Small Comforts, Saturdays at Your Place, and My Place or Yours? !!!!

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