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Being a sucker for both group harmonies and accents, especially those down under, The Griswolds was a must have interview while they were on tour with fellow Aussies Strange Talk! The band is new to the states touring wise but after a incredibly successful run, they will be back on the road next month. Even coming back to Boston December 5th!
Read on for our exclusive below and you'll be sure to find me at the show at TT's when the boys swing back through town!

Being a touring band, what are the three things that you had to bring with you while on the road to survive?

Prince discography, Berocca, Jaegermeister

Currently on the road with fellow australian band Strange Talk, how do you think that has helped the experience touring as an international band?

I guess it's a heap of fun touring with a bunch of friends from the same country, we're having a killer time with Strange Talk. The pranks have already started.

How do you feel the debut EP is going over so far?

It's hard to tell, but it seems to be in all the right places which is cool, MTV launched our latest film clip last week, that was pretty spesh!

How did the band go about the songwriting process for the record? Is it one person, more collective?

Dan and myself (Whitehall) do all the writing and producing, we usually lock ourselves away for a few months and just write til we can't stand the look of each other!

What was the first CD/Cassette you bought as a kid? What was the first concert you went to and do you think either of those experiences influence the style you're doing today?

First single I bought was '€œGangstas Paradise'€ by Coolio and first album was Pearl Jam's Ten. The first gig I ever went to was the Ataris and MXPX. Not sure any of this influences the Griswolds but I'd like to think all of it does in a weird way

What's coming up for the band within the next few months?
After the tour is finished, we head to LA to shoot a film clip, then were going back to NY to do some more writing before we head back to LA again to start recording the album with Tony Hoffer.

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