Interview with Herbert Walker
How long has your band been together?
Roughly seventy-two months.
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
We’re based in Phoenix, Arizona, which is apparently going to be entirely inhospitable for humans in fifty years. So that’s a big influence.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
House shows are our favorite because we can control all the parameters, cook food, make people feel comfortable.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band?
Play music all the time.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
People ask for “Faking It” a lot, and it’s fun shouting “la la la” with a crowd of people.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
“It’s okay;” “It’s not okay.”
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Almost daily. We do our best to keep the group strong and leave nobody behind.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We’re putting out our third record, How to Enjoy, this fall, then touring the globe, eventually.