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Growlers chat new album 'City Club', made from "hangovers and day dreams"

Lead singer/songwriter Brooks Nielsen spares a few minutes to fill us in on the band’s new release.
Published: 7:42 pm, October 18, 2016
Growlers chat new album 'City Club', made from "hangovers and day dreams"

Hello Brooks. How are you today?


Just woke up in Sin City. Feeling good.

Your new album ‘City Club’ was co-produced by Julian Casablancas, how did you come to hook up with him and what was he like to work with?


Through my wife, I hope that was innocent. The sessions were very normal, down to earth hang, no show biz.

To what extent did you know what you wanted to achieve with the record before you went into the studio? Did the album change much along the way?


Never plan and never know. We just want to out do our previous go at it. The main difference was having more time then we’ve ever been allowed.

What are you most proud of with ‘City Club’?


Proud of Matt [Taylor, guitar]. Guy stepped it up. Musical changes we needed to grow with our ageing souls.

You’ve said this album is inspired a bit by Afropunk and 70s punk - anything in particular?


Nope. I think it’s all subconscious.

Do you have a favourite place from which to draw inspiration?


My inner circle. Friends and family. Inner turmoil. Hangovers and day dreams.

What do you think is the key to creating a good album?


I’m not sure we’ve made one yet, but I’m gonna guess it’s a combination of hard work, talent and luck. Going on feeling and capturing moments.

What excites you most about being a musician right now?


Being loved.
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The Growlers’ album ‘City Club’ is out 21st October. Watch the video for ‘I’ll Be Around’ below.



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