THE CUSH

What is your name and role within the band?

Burette:  I play guitar as well as write and sing the songs.

Gabrielle: I play bass, write and sing the songs.

How did you start?

Burette: Gabby and I met in 1992, and played in the noise -pop band Buck Jones until it disbanded in 2000. We wanted to continue working together, but in a little different musical direction, so we did.

Where are you based?

Gabrielle: We started out in Texas, but moved to Vermont in 2001 and lived there for close to ten years before moving to Fort Worth, Texas. Although, we’ve been here for 7 years now, in some ways it feels like we’re based in Vermont and Texas.

Please give an example of your music writing process?

Gabrielle: Sometimes the music comes first on either guitar, keys or bass. Then usually I hear melody and lyrics next.

On occasion, I’ll have lyrics first and then build the song on either guitar or keys.

What are you working on right now?

Burette: We are writing songs for our next album release.

What is your gear setup?

Burette:  Gibson SG                          Gabrielle:  Rickenbacher 4001 Bass

               Vox Wah                                           Roland Space Echo Delay

               Overdrive pedal                                  Boss, Bass Overdrive pedal

               Rotovibe pedal                                   Creston Electric guitar (Telecaster style)

               Delay pedal

               Vox AC30

What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music?

Gabrielle: drawing/painting, dancing, yoga, reading, camping.

Burette: collecting comics and vintage toys, hiking, reading, camping.

How would you describe your music genre?

Burette: Texaspsychedeliccountrykrautgaze.

Do you know any music theory?

Burette and Gabrielle: Very little.

What are your plans for the future?

Burette: Record a new album, and tour parts of Europe again.

How did you get into music?

Gabrielle: Many of my family members play music, and everyone in my family loves music. I was exposed to so many different genres growing up. I loved going to see bands, singer/songwriters play. I used to go see the local bands play when I was in college, and decided then that playing music was something I wanted to explore.

Burette: I’ve always been into music, but didn’t actually start playing the guitar till I was around 16. I’ve been playing in bands ever since I figured out how to really play my guitar.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Gabrielle: PJ Harvey, Moon Duo, StereoLab, Jimi Hendrix, The Black Angels.

Buertte: Old Metallica, Thurston Moore Group, The Mountain Says No, Earthchild Imperius.

Who are your top 5 influences and icons?

Gabrielle: Kim Gordon, Jimi Hendrix, PJ Harvey, The Beatles, Patti Smith.

Burette: Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Sonic Youth, Jack Kirby.

When are you playing next?

Burette: June 17th.

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