We recently sat down with TEST for a quick chat and to review their newest single 7th Street Metro – check it out below!
How did you come together to form TEST?
“Wayne and I had worked together in other bands and wanted to start something new. We met Morgan and instantly clicked and off we went!” -Blake Stokes
How has LA and your rehearsal space in Vernon shaped your sound?
“Vernon is a sparsely populated industrial twilight zone just outside of Downtown LA. When you’re there its quiet, eerie, and filled with bizarre sounds and smells from the surrounding locations (slaughter houses, refineries, paper mills and tons of produce packing plants). It’s about as far away from Hollywood glamor and sunny California beaches as you can get while still being in LA. That world is in our DNA and in our music as a result.” -BS
Who are some of your biggest influences?
“Oasis, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Clash, Primal Scream, Guided by Voices, Smashing Pumpkins, The Libertines” -BS
What are some of your goals for 2017 (with music or otherwise)?
“We are releasing our first full length album!” -BS
It brought me back to high school punk when it still has that pop, upbeat feel about it. Nothing wrong with that, but I expected a slightly grungier, 90’s feel – I’m not sure why. Maybe the band name or the idea of their warehouse recording roots. It’s a fun song, but I wish they developed their lyrics a bit more, to expand from just two verses.