September 12, 2017 |

Tarah Who take on the A-Z challenge

Tarah Who take on the A-Z challenge

September 12, 2017 |



Grunge rockers Tarah Who? have a new EP Half Middle Child Syndrome and to celebrate, we asked the trio to give us an insight into their world by taking on the A-Z challenge!

A Song Which Made You Want To Make Music:

TGC:Wake Up” – Alanis Morissette.

MP: Boys Don’t Cry. Classic.

CH: Amaranth by Nightwish

Best Rider You have Ever Had:

TGC: Open Whiskey.

MP: A case of Jameson. Wild night.....

Craziest Moment You’ve Experienced In The Band:

TGC: I think our London show in a hard core punk rock bar. The crowd was throwing toilet paper during the previous bands so, by the time we got on there was TP everywhere! That night, a woman broke her arm, everyone was drunk, we played all of our songs really fast, my hand was bleeding, the bass player was kissed up on stage. We improvised the whole set and really, we didn’t know what was going on. It was really really fun!

MP: We had to get to a gig by going up a ski lift in Big Bear. Not that I’m afraid of heights but that was a crazy ride!  Had to put some of our equipment on the lifts too.

Deepest Lyrics One Of Your Songs Features:

MP: Human to Be

TGC: Humm… considering that all of the songs are very personal, most of the songs seem deep to me . On a more general aspect, I would say:

Unbalanced”: I was thinking about how unbalanced we are. We either do too much or not enough. I am also referencing to “Imagine”. Because everyone knows the song and sings it until this day. All the words still apply, and I wish that everyone who sings and loves this song, would apply their beliefs and love. If everyone did this, little by little, we would.. hopefully live in a more loving world.

Human to be” : Human to be is about being yourself and loving yourself as you are , without caring about what or who is going to give you a hard time for being “different”.

Happy”: it about staying in a relationship that you are not happy in. Either staying or not letting the person you supposedly love, go. Even if they are unhappy with you.

Numb Killer”…Numb Killer will be on our next EP. It’s about the attacks in London and at this point, sadly, about any attack that happens in the world.

Easiest Song You Wrote:

TGC:Little Pieces” but it is meant to be a silly, cheesy pop song.

Favourite Song In Your Set:

MP: Too Much Thinking

CH: Too Much Thinking

TGC: Oh wow, you guys! I had no idea!

Hummm…as of for me… It is hard to pick.. “Ache” ? and “Garden of Chloé(s)” ? They’re all very fun to play. It’s hard to just pick one!

Guest You’d Most Like To Feature On Your Record:

TGC: Hummm… I have never really thought of this.. I was really excited to work with Jason Orme, and that happened!

I mean, hey! If Brody wants to feature on one of our songs, I won’t say no!

Hardest Thing About Being In A Band:

MP: It’s work so…other things in life. I’d be happy just playing music all the time…

CH: try to play with the same feeling as the other during a song

TGC: Well… until now, I would have said, finding the fitting band member. Everyone is different, so you want to make sure that you find someone who fits musically and with their personality.

Interesting Fact About One Of Your Members:

TGC: Coralie loves musicals and she is addicted to coke! (Coca Cola) and Matt is the sweetest.

Jokes You Have In The Band:

TGC: Nothing that I can think of now.. but believe me, we are fun!

Key To Writing a Song:

TGC: I don’t think there is a formula to writing a song. Music is art, and it is a way of expression. If you start adding “formulas”, and over thinking it, you “kill the art”. It also depends on why you do music…This is what I think and how I write. I am not here to judge or tell you what is right or wrong. You may be into commercial songs, or in the music for other purposes, as of for Tarah Who?, when the inspiration comes, I try to use it as much as I can, I try to keep it as authentic and felt as the first time that it came. I don’t know if it is good or bad, it is just what I do.

Longest Distance You’ve Travelled To Play A Show:

TGC: I played in Ho Chi Minh city and it turned out to be a very fun show. I was not supposed to play but when they found out that I was a musician, they “made me” play a couple songs. It was packed and a lot of fun.

MP: Again, Big Bear.

CH: I came here from France