Interviewer(s): Jeanine Woody (Station Manager) and Renata Pastuszak (Program Director)
Interviewee: Tyler Young
Date of Interview: 11/20/2019
Location of Interview: Towers A1 Lounge
Aired 12/5/2019 at 8pm
MAKEOUT is a band hailing from Providence, Rhode Island. They’ve recently revamped their line up and are in the studio preparing for their next album. We spoke with Tyler about what's in store for the band in 2020.
Before the interview we got a chance to see their new lead singer’s audition tape and we were blown away by his voice. As Tyler said, Kyle sounds similar to their old singer so that they can still play their old songs but at the same time, Kyle leads them into a new future.
Tyler originally wanted to play drums in elementary school but ultimately ended up playing the clarinet and saxophone instead. When he was around 11 or 12, he found his dad’s old acoustic guitar in his basement. Following his newly found passion, he received his first electric guitar for Christmas that year. Tyler has been playing ever since.
When he was first learning the guitar, Tyler listened to a lot of older punk bands, and then progressed by listening to metal. He joked that he “pigeon-holed” himself into these genres. Tyler is currently listening to artists like La Dispute and Sleeping with Sirens. If it’s fast and loud it is definitely something you can catch him jamming with.
After going to college in Connecticut, Tyler went back home to Rhode Island where he joined MAKEOUT (originally known as Trophy Wives). The local scene in Rhode Island was definitely growing and expanding at this time, which allowed the band to gain more exposure in the industry.
When asked what his favorite venue was that he’s played in, Tyler was excited to tell us about The Complex in Salt Lake City. One of the reasons why he thinks the venue is the best is because it’s basically three venues in one, the environment definitely stood out to him.
When asked what his favorite lyric that he’s ever written is, Tyler responded that “It always changes because it’s always the newest thing that I’ve wrote that I like the best.”
Tyler mentioned that the band is “coming back swinging.” That they have been writing a lot of new music and they will hit the ground running in 2020! We can’t wait for them to release their new album. Be sure to check it out when it drops!
Check out the full interview on our YouTube Page!