Sweet N’ Juicy INTERVIEW

LOMM: Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up? 

Sweet (The Banana): We’re a bunch of fruits! I met Juicy after going to a farm, and… well… I guess It’s all on our first album The Adventures of Sweet N’ Juicy. You can find it at your website or something and just listen to the story.
Juicy (The Strawberry): That feels like forever ago. It’s been nuts year.
N’ (Nefertitipharoahsandramundusifilopolis the Pineapple): We were all dressed up for the ball.

LOMM: Pandemic has taken an emotional toll on everyone yet the arts have been hit especially hard. The musicians are vulnerable to financial upheaval. How have you guys have been holding up?

Juicy: It’s been especially hard holding deez nuts!
N’: Hahaha
Sweet: It’s been alright. Just playing pop up shows.
Juicy: Poppin up deez nuts!
N’: Haha

LOMM: On the other hand you seem to have had a productive time. Is that right?
Sweet: We’ve been writing a bunch. We have 2 albums of party music after we canned a bunch of stuff that wasn’t album worthy. Also recording a bit.
N’: Other hand on deez nuts!
Juicy: Hahahaha stahpppppp

LOMM: Tell us about your genre, what does it means to you, why did you choose this genre?
Juicy: We play in the American tradition of funk music.
Sweet: Funk is the truth.
N’: It means we get to get high all the time.
Sweet: That too, yeah.
Juicy: And we can get people laid all the time.
Sweet: Haha, yeah that too.

LOMM: How did the initial musical and thematic elements evolve?
Sweet: We start with a beat. Sometimes we write to killer parties we’ve played at.
N’: I play the drumbs and then they do stuff.
Juicy: Pew pew! Wait whoops, I mean yeah. Yeah, we usually just play to N’s stuff.

LOMM: Are you happy with your product? What aspects of it do you think you guys nailed, and what parts do you think you could improve upon?
Juicy: We’re getting better at cutting to the chase. Used to be we’d beat around the bush.
N’: A bush full of fleas.
Sweet: Haha, why?
Juicy: Now we make sure just to write party music so we can get people as laid as humanly possible.
N’: Or fruitily possible.
Sweet: Especially that.

LOMM: How has the overall reception been?
Sweet: We had a show in Julian, California where everyone partied so hard that the ambulance had to come twice.
Juicy: Oh yeah! Hahahaha, that was hilarious.
Sweet: Everyone was fine, but they definitely rode the line.
N’: Sounds pretty cool.
Juicy: N’, you were there.
N’: I was driving the second ambulance.

LOMM: Have you ever been on a tour? Given live performances? Is it tough for you not to be able to do so now?
Sweet: We bought a generator, so we still play live.
Juicy: It’s definitely a different vibe to be screamed at by street urchins instead of be offered mushrooms and drinks every night.
N’: Beard full of bees.
Juicy: I called him honey lips!
Sweet: He had those honey hips
Juicy: I drank from him like a water fountain of 40oz flavored cum.
Sweet: Jeeeeesus hahahaha

LOMM: What is the next step for you? How is the future looking?
Sweet: The future is looking Sweet and Juicy!

LOMM: Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process? Who is writing the lyrics?
Juicy: We all write the music. All the music is about one of three things. Sex, Drugs, or Parties. That’s the boogie.

LOMM: Who is composing the songs?
N’: All of us.

LOMM: What bands do you draw your inspiration from?
Sweet: Prince, James Brown-
N’: Nirvana.
Juicy: Make my funk the P-Funk.

LOMM: Which is more exciting? Being on the road or studio?
Juicy: Deer God I miss the road. I miss it so much.
Sweet: I like the studio. You can just write and write and write.
N’: I prefer the bush.

LOMM: What first got you into music?
Sweet: I don’t remember.
Juicy: Same.
N’: Bathtub acid.

LOMM: What do you like the best about being a musician? And what is it that you do not like much?
N’: What’s not to like?

LOMM: If you weren’t musicians, what would you be doing?
Sweet: What?

LOMM: If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Juicy: More parties.

LOMM: What’s more important to you? Catering to the audience or music for its own sake?
Sweet: There’s this great BB King quote where he talks about how every time he plays he pretends he’s reaching out and giving the audience a hug.
Juicy: There’s a clear distinction between the audience and music, but they’re inseparable. We often write music with the audience in mind. Otherwise what’s the point in party music?
N’: Where am I.

LOMM: What is the most memorable gig that you have played to date?
Sweet: There was this awesome party we played in Bear Creek, Oregon. It inspired the song Woof.
Juicy: Little Bit of Love was written about a killer party in Enterprise, Oregon. Those cats could hang. Hot tub party in the snow and everything.

LOMM: Who would you like to collaborate with?
Sweet: George Clinton.
Juicy: Damon Albarn.
N’: Ween.
LOMM: Who would you like to go on a tour with?
Sweet: RHCP, Ween, anyone if it’s a party on the road.

LOMM: If you could play any festival in the world, which one would you choose? Tell us why.
Juicy: Maaaaaaaan, if there was another Woodstock.
Sweet: Woodstock 1999 was killer. Stories for days.

LOMM: What does your collection look like? Mostly Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, Digital? A bit of everything? A total mess?
N’: A little bit of everything. Probably mostly digital right now, but more tapes than CDs.

LOMM: What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Sweet: We’re currently located in Portland, Oregon. The scene here is cool a lot of cover bands.
Juicy: Great jazz. Killer, crushing jazz here. People who live and breath the shit.
N’: Bee beards everywhere and not a drop to drink.

LOMM: What is your weirdest memory in your music career?
Sweet: We saw a dead guy on the way to a show in Olympia one time. That was pretty weird. The weirdest things are probably not hip to be put in here. Also, Portland’s motto is “Keep Portland Weird”, so you know.

LOMM: What is the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Juicy: A child.
N’: What?
Juicy: Hahaha, I’m just kidding.
Sweet: How about you, N’:
N’: Oh. That. Uh, I don’t want to talk about it.
Juicy: Hahahaha, right on.

LOMM: If you had one message to your fans, what would it be?
Sweet: Love each other.
Juicy: Wink wink, folks!

LOMM: Anything else you think your fans should know?
N’: Naah.

LOMM: Thank you for taking the time!
Sweet N’ Juicy: Thank you LOMM!! We love you!!!

LOMM: D’awww thanks <3

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