INTERVIEW: Stickup Kid
We recently caught up with Tony, the singer of San Jose, CA’s Stickup Kid. The band has been recently gaining a ton of exposure with the release of their latest EP, Nothing About Me, touring with the likes of The Story So Far and With The Punches (later this fall), and more. Click “Read More” to check out the interview.
Fuck Yeah Pop Punk: Please state your name(s) and role(s) in the band.
Stickup Kid: My name is Tony Geravesh and I sing.
FYPP: Earlier this summer you released your latest EP, Nothing About Me. How did you guys approach the writing process on this EP vs. The Sincerest Form of Flattery?
Tony: Interesting way of wording this question. Well, I’d say that we sound like a mix of Lifetime and Shook Ones, some of the bands we were really into growing up as teenagers.
FYPP: Can you let us in on your tour plans for this fall?
Tony: We are playing THE FEST 11 and doing a run with I Call Fives/With The Punches, which should be really cool. Beyond that we have nothing planned, just writing.
FYPP: In 10 years, where do you guys see yourselves?
Tony: Great question, I get it almost every day from my college professors. In ten years, I see this band with five or six more records under our belt, and a new outlook on life (since most of us will be in our thirties then).
FYPP: How has being a part of the Adeline Records family changed your lives as people and as a band?
Tony: Honestly, it’s been amazing. Everyone at Adeline is so kind, and I say this every time I get this question, but they approach music the same way we do and that is with the mindset that the music always comes first. No BS. There are a lot of bands we know that let other things overshadow that, but that’s never been us, and the fact that Adeline thinks like that too made it a perfect business partnership. As people, Eddie from Adeline talks to us every day. He’s one of the coolest people I know, and it’s fun to talk to him about anything. Him and I are both into comics and he got me hooked on the Walking Dead series before I knew it existed. He’s the type of guy that is always thinking of ways to make our band better, and that is such a special thing, especially when we’re not even paying him to do that. He just genuinely cares about our band enough to call us at like 2am to talk about a random idea he had or something. I can’t say it enough how much I love Eddie and Adeline. We’re honored to be a part of it.
FYPP: How did you guys get hooked up with the chance to play The Fest 11?
Tony: It was an instant benefit of signing with Adeline, honestly. They put our first record out for free on their Facebook page, Tony from FEST happened to download it, liked what he heard, and sent us a formal invite the next day. I’ll never forget how I found out. Bo (our guitarist) and I have been yearning to go to Florida for FEST since our time in high school, but we’ve always been too broke to go. Bo called me right in the middle of a political science exam last semester at San Jose State, and I answered in a whisper with, “Dude, I’m taking a test what do you…” and he interrupted with “DUDE. WE GOT INVITED TO PLAY FEST.” I aced that test in like 10 minutes, ran outside and called him back and we just laughed for 15 minutes straight. We were really humbled and in disbelief that we’d get to share the stage with some of our all time favorite bands, and that we finally got the chance to go to FEST.
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