Following the release of ‘I Want It‘, we asked The Nectars to tell us more about themselves using our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
‘Breed’ by Nirvana. That chaotic energy makes me feel alive.
Best rider you’ve had?
A bucket full of beer and a giant hoagie. Can’t go wrong with that combo!
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
We went to the city, drank an A&R under the table, and basically had to be carried home. We slept very comfortably that night on the neighbour’s lawn.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“they’re hiding water in the lead.” This lyric is from a song called ‘HOLY’ that will be on our debut album. Currently living in a city where there is lead in the water, this personally speaks to the frustration of not being able to trust your environment and feeling the neglect of the local government and their “deal with it” attitude.
Easiest song you wrote?
‘I Want It’! This song came so naturally to us. It’s under two minutes, loud, fast, and demanding. Those factors speak very true to our being.
Favourite song in your set?
This is a tough one, but currently it’s “Wet Cigarette”. We wrote that about our drunken night in the city that I mentioned earlier.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Deciding whether to eat a sandwich from a deli, pizza, and some good ol’ street meat.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Our drummer Mikey consumes more weed than food on any given day. Rumor has it that his chemical composition has changed to the point where, instead of water, THC makes up roughly 70% of the cells in his body.
Jokes you have in the band?
Jess gets roasted on a daily basis, but we wouldn’t do that publicly because we love her too much.
Key to writing a song?
Get sticky, get sweaty, get loud.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
We’ve played in many bands throughout our lives, traveling all across the USA, but this band specifically has stayed in the local NJ/NYC scene. However, we will be traveling to Europe at the end of May to play some shows!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
I saw Buddy Guy play live at the age of 74. That dude hasn’t stopped touring, still rips it and has incredible stage presence. That’s how I want to be at that age.
New band you’d recommend?
Surfbort because they’re tight.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Hell yea we’d love to play with them!
Place you’d most like to tour?
EUROPE! And it’s happening so soon!
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“We’ll as you can tell, I’m at a pool party right now, gotta go! Bye!” – John Pieplow (Director of Strangeland)
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
The last few years a lot of real world monsters have been taking centre stage with very scary totalitarian views. “Sci-Fi Television” is our attempt to escape that evil and dive deep inside to find inner peace. It’s also about being a 20 something pot head with big goals. Haha.
See us live at?
Mercury Lounge NYC Monday night. March 26th!
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
No way! Music is growing like anything. There is always goodies to find you just have to search!
We’re selling hand Tie Dyed T-Shirts at all our upcoming shows!
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
One day we’re planning to do a Caribbean Calypso version of the entire Sci-Fi Television album so just be patient.
What do your fans mean to you?
EVERYTHING! There is no finer feeling in the world than being told how much a song you wrote means to someone.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Haha not yet but we will work on that this summer!
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Probably Jess but that’s okay. We’re on island time anyway.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?