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A brief chat with Andromache


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Power-pop trio Andromache makes its UMS debut this year so we chatted about it.P

Yellow Scene: When did the band form, and what was the mission?

Mike Clark: We’ve been together for just over a year now, and Scott the bass player and I had met before that – we were jamming with another band. Really, the whole project was for me about getting back to a good, tight rock ‘n’ roll thing. I used to play a lot of solo acoustic and I was bored with that, I wanted to get back to playing with an actual electric band.

YS: Describe the sound…

MC: I would describe it as influenced by classic American rock ‘n’ roll, somewhere between garage punk and a little bit of Americana.

YS: Have you played UMS before?

MC: I haven’t played before. This is the first time we’ll be playing. But I’ve been to a couple of UMS, just as a spectator, and I’ve always had a blast.

YS: What do you think of the current state of the Denver scene?

MC: I’m not really an expert on it, but I go to a lot of shows here on top of gigging, and I think there’s a lot of great music here. I just feel like it’s more of a tight-knit community than a lot of places I’ve lived.

YS: What can we expect from the set?

MC: That’s a good question. It’s going to be a good, tight set with a little bit of noise in there and catchy songs, and we might even throw a cover or two that you might recognize in there.

Andromache plays the Underground Music Showcase; July 23-26; theums.com.

Author

Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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