Interview: Trailer Park Girl
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Hello there! This is a question we do get a lot the last few months from almost everyone. We decided to form a band and start playing old school rock with a newschool garage/grunge touch cause this type of music never existed where we come from. We said if we’re about to make something, it might as well be worth the effort. If we had never chosen the way of music we would be doing daily professions but, I can not imagine us four doing that for sure!
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
We do pay a visit to the rock bars, chill out with the friends and go play music anywhere. Idk jam on the road perhaps. There is much to do over here and we try to keep ourselves busy so we don’t lose the mind flow. But yes, there are days that we could die of boredom but even then we try to be creative.
How long has your band been around?
We have been playing roughly since the end of 2021 (November I think). We are new and fresh and ready for business.
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
We are based in the lovely exotic city of Patras, southern part of Greece. The capital of Peloponese. Nothing much going on here at the far south, but we intend to rock. It doesn’t matter where you come from, it’s all about the music, you know...
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
At first, our guitarist had that idea of creating a solo project named Trailer Park B(u)oi. He decided on that name cause all the years he had been working near a trailer park and he passed it by every day after work. That was the main influence concerning the name. Then we decided that we all wanted to contribute to this project. But, we also have a lovely woman as our main vocalist alongside them two boys singing. So we agreed that we would be called Trailer Park Girl.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
Every show is a memorable one, but if we had to pick one I would say playing at our friend’s 30th birthday. We played there for fun, but it was a really moving experience. You could play a thousand shows with thousands of people in the audience. But you will never forget that time when you played for 20 people and they were all your friends.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Any venue is good as long as we play in front of our favorite fans!
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
I guess it would be Fu Manchu and the Blues pills! Both big influences, we hope we can open for their show at least once!
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Our advise is : Try hard, never give up, Rock on!
Everyone has got a creative side and they should use it for the better. Last but not least, never play for the money. The more you play for money, the less the passion there is!
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
I guess we would like to have done things more efficiently, but we do not regret anything! Rock n roll is about taking actions, not about staying skeptical for long.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
We can not pick one. Really it’s a difficult decision. We like the whole album though and we hope you like it too! Stay tuned cause it’s coming very very soon!
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
We do like all our songs cause they’re really fun to play. I guess the song that gets requested the most is “Acid ballerina”, the power ballad of the album, cause it has a very mellow energy, talks about an apocalypse and our vocalist really shreds the hell out of it!
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We do get inspired by really daily thing we spot out during our routines. Small tiny things that arouse our interest. Maybe conversations or specific acts or actions or even things! Just plain things.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
We have all sorts of messages going on in the album but it is too soon to talk about them , provided that it has been not been released yet. But recently we did release an EP called “The mixtape” wich had a song in called “people used to talk about the weather” . This song has a hidden message which inclines that people are too hooked on social media those days that they do not even talk about the weather anymore. Things did really become easier during the age of technology, but don’t you sometimes wonder where the good old romanticism of the old times went anyway?
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Oh boy! Loads of them, but we manage to stay together cause we like each other and more importantly we love to play together and share the stage!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We are planning to hit the road and play to some festivals in Greece. Major or minor, we don’t really care. We just wanna get touring and meet people from other cities. Get to be known the old fashioned way!
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/trailerparkgirlpatras/
bandcamp - https://trailerparkgirlgr.bandcamp.com
Trailer Park Girl - People used to talk about the weather (Official video clip)