Seven Questions In Heaven With The Rocketboys

Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with The Rocketboys!

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
We try and make music that is original, but still easy to take in. Basically, melodic rock that has big, anthemic moments, as well as soft, ambient layers; all with great hooks and melodies! Our new EP, Left | Right, has all that and then some, and we couldn't be more excited to share it!

Who are your musical influences and idols?
We've all always had varying tastes in music. From late '90s emo bands, to pop country, to hip hop. I think one thing that's always tied us all together though is our love of big, epic sounding bands like Arcade Fire, Radiohead, and Sigur Ros. There are so many great bands making music right now that it's hard to pick an all-time favorite, but easy to find a new one.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Sixteen Stone by Bush on cassette tape. I think next was a cassingle of Shaquille O'Neal's "Shoot Pass Slam." Even from early on, I had pretty diverse taste in music.

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
Hmm, we used to play shows at the "Oldest Miniature Golf Course in Texas" when we first were getting started.

What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
I love finding out what sort of food a city is known for, and then searching that out. If you've never had a "Seattle Dog," you are missing out. Who knew that cream cheese tasted so good on a hot dog?

If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
First off, we need to define who "they" are. If it's Ben and Jerry's we're talking about, than they would name it "The Rocketboysenberrys" or "Viva Vanilla." But if we're talking Blue Bell, they'd just name it "Southern Hospitality" (which they already did, and it is delicious). I've always thought we were more of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard though.

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?
In no particular order: Justin Timberlake, Simon & Garfunkel, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, and Jeff Buckley.

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