Seven Questions In Heaven With Stargroves

Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Stargroves' Teddy Watson:

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
I'd say our music falls into the category of indie pop. Basically we try to write really catchy melodies while keeping the orchestration interesting and different.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
Stars is my biggest personal influence, and I try my best to sound like Torquil Campbell. I'm also super into Sigur Rós, The Innocence Mission, Freelance Whales, and a lot of indie pop bands.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Hmm... probably a Stars CD, or maybe four all at once.

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
There have been a few really good ones this year. One really memorable one was a festival in Albany. We'd never played Albany before, and I'd been told not to expect much and that it's really tough for out of town bands to draw in Albany. On top of that we hit crazy traffic and got there 5 minutes before we had to go on. When we started playing there was nobody near the stage, but by the time we finished the place was crowded and the crowd was super receptive/energetic.

What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
I get pretty anxious before I show so we usually head straight to the venue so we can get as much prep time as possible, not too exciting but it's the truth :-P

If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Haha idunno maybe something with nerds because for some reason people always say I'm a huge nerd. Also nerds are great and now I want to know what they're like on ice cream.

Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?

Hmm gotta have Torquil Campbell and Amy Milan, Jonsí, Emily Hanes, pre-motorcycle crash Dylan. But then I'd prolly just wanna watch lol. Hmmm what's a good jam song. Something super long and indulgent like "Dry The Rain" by The Beta Band. Yeah that sounds good :-P

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