Scott Hermo, the genius behind Boyscott, is about to walk us through the recording of Goose Bumps. And guess what? Brian Wilson, nature and glow stars are surprisingly all on the menu! Only in the world of Boyscott...
Ahoy Boyscott! Tell us a bit more about your world?
Ahoy! Oh man, well wherever it will take us, really. We really want to tour extensively, eventually. But we are more excited to finish writing and recording our next album. I really want to grow as a writer and learn more about recording. But where we really want to go, literally, is the northwest and northeast. I'm talking Washington, I'm talking Bar Harbor, Maine.
What inspires you when you create music?
Most of the time it's music I'm listening to that inspires me to create the most. My friend's bands in particular. But the outdoors and nature also get me really excited to make music too.
When you're about to record what atmosphere do you strive for?
I would say cozy. Yes, a cozy atmosphere. It's usually in my bedroom or a room with nice windows. Also maps are usually very present. And I just put up glow stars actually.
"Indie music is, I believe, the most genuine and personal audible art"
A word on Goose Bumps, what has the record come to mean to you?
Ah! It means a great deal. I've had many of those songs lying around for a few years. I'm proud of the finished piece but also unsure about it at times and even feel embarrassment towards it. But overall it is very much me and who I was up until I released it, and I am very grateful and happy with all the friends we have made and experiences we've had because of it!
Share with us a story which epitomises Boyscott music?
Last summer we got our hands on free tickets to see Brian Wilson perform outdoors during the sunset. We got lost driving to this secluded outdoor theatre and then tried to find this buffalo wing place. Then got lost again. Tiger drank like 8 beers in the backseat before we even got there. When we did get there, we were really hungry. The only food there that wasn't insanely expensive were peanuts. Tiger got some. We ate those. Then Brian freakin' Wilson started playing Pet Sounds as the sun was going down. It was incredible. We danced a lot. Then that next week we started recording Goose Bumps. Oh man it was a great summer. I had a great time just thinking about it all again. Thank you for that!