San Angelo, TX pop-punks Dozer TX recently released a new EP. "Centerpiece" came out last month and if you are looking for some solid tuneage, you can't go wrong with these guys. We caught up with them for a quick introductory chat and some relationship advice for a friend of ours.
PRT: Can you sum up the band’s history in the form of a tweet?
I came home from Handguns and got bored.
PRT: For the people out there who haven’t heard Dozer TX just yet… if you were the lovechild of two other bands, which bands would have had sex and which position were you conceived in?
Old Title Fight and Balance and Composure did it on the kitchen counter with their socks on
PRT: Why the TX in your name?
There was already a metal band called Dozer and Fenix TX did it so why can’t we?
PRT: Possibly a dumb question… but the last couple of years there has been an insane amount of new pop-punk bands. How do you go about making sure you stand out? Or is that the least of your concerns and you simply do what you want to?
I really don’t try to concern myself with this massive wave of pop punk bands. We just try and write music that we like and our friends like. I’m most concerned with pushing limits and boundaries with writing and doing things we’ve never done before.
PRT: If you could have the same career trajectory as another band out there, which band would you pick and why?
Brand New or Blink 182. Both bands have been wildly popular for 10+,20+ years. If I can play music and be successful for the next 20 years and still remain relevant, I’ll die a happy man.
PRT: Your new EP “Centerpiece” can loosely be labeled as a concept EP with all the songs dealing with toxic relationships and mental health issues. Was that the idea from the outset or did all of the songs just kinda click together that way?
Honestly that’s just what we were struggling with at the time. Shitty situations make for good songs. When I have a shitty day, the songs just seem to flow like rivers of blood from my enemies.
PRT: There is this woman called Melania who seems to be in a toxic relationship with this total creep who thinks the world revolves around him. Also, he has tiny hands. What would you advise her?
GET OUT GIRL! THAT SHIT ISN’T WORTH IT! Like damn, you can see it in her eyes. She doesn’t even like the dude. She could make so much money with a “tell all” book or something. Trump is a Chump.
PRT: What’s up next for you now that “Centerpiece” is out?
Summer Tour and we’ve already started writing a full length record. We wanna get out as much as we can!