Emerging from Columbus, the band Snarls, consisting of Chlo White, Riley Hall, Mick Martinez, and Max Martinez, are making their way through the music industry with their melodically compelling sound and unique aesthetic.
Last month they released their EP “What About Flowers?” produced and mixed by Chris Walla. What stands out the most in their work is their ability to connect to their emotions and be vulnerable. White sums it up perfectly by stating “Burst was taking a fistful of glitter and throwing it, but this EP was more intentional.”
They are currently on tour until December 15 with The Happy Fits and Elliot Mags, who we got a chance to interview earlier this year for our YouTube channel here.
We had the chance to catch up with Snarls and ask them some questions to get to know them better:
How did the group form?
Mick and Max are siblings, they grew up with Riley their whole lives and met Chlo in high school.
How would you describe your music and what type of listeners do you hope your music will reach?
We describe our music as alternative rock with emo and pop influences. We hope we reach people who like heavy guitars and loud drums paired with delicate, personal, and emotional lyrics.
What artists do the members of your band like as a whole or does everyone have a unique taste?
Everyone does have their own separate interests but we all love Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Snail Mail, and The Greeting Committee to name a few.
What song are you the most proud of and why?
Personally I (Mick) am currently most proud of the song “For You”. We’ve never sounded as huge as we do in that song, and I like that the lyrics are all very simple as that’s sometimes difficult for us. I’m also just really proud of the production and quality of that song.
How has Covid-19 impacted your career?
It’s been rough not gonna lie! COVID shut downs hit days after we released our debut album and days before our first tour. It’s been hard to get that momentum back but we’ve had some great opportunities in the last year that are certainly helping. We also all struggled with mental health in isolation and writing music was hard at times.
What two artists would you like to go on tour with and why?
Wolf Alice because they are our biggest inspiration musically, and The Greeting Committee because they are really wonderful people who make great music.
What was it like filming your music video for Fixed Gear?
So fun! The location was gorgeous and working with Ben Leiber was a dream. It was our first music video that we didn’t make ourselves, so it was great to be on set with some professionals!
What is your favorite part of performing live?
Connecting with the audience and each other in a way that recorded music just can’t. The energy in the room is just unmatched!
Why did you call your EP 'What About Flowers'?
We were really leaning into some floral visuals for the art and the name came after. It was kind of just something that came from everybody saying floral themed phrases and that stuck!
What types of things inspire your band when you are looking to write a song?
So many things. However, everything is a true life experience. Anything and everything happening in our personal lives is reflected in our music.