Artist Interview: “Rubberband” by Big Fun

Q: “Rubberband is such a fun song, in your own words, how would you describe the music that you typically create?

BIG FUN: Big Fun’s music can be listed under a bunch of different genres: Dance-Punk, Surf-Punk, Synth-Rock and so on, but we like to describe it as ‘Gutter-Tech”. The sound of Gutter tech is made up of electronic instruments thrown into an abrasive rock environment.

Q: The video to “Rubberband” is so unique, walk us through your production process in making the video.

BIG FUN: Oooh Rubberband took a while to make! It took us a couple of months to source the costumes and find the right pieces. There was one week where I was specifically only looking for different shapes of jello molds haha. Luckily the bulk of the styling was done by our good friend Lily Eichorn who owns a vintage store called On Planet Vintage.

Q: Three guys playing music in Los Angelos, how did your band members initially come together?

BIG FUN: We originally all met in the 2nd grade if you can believe it! We all lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same school. We’ve actually been making music for that long too haha. It started in Chuck (the bassists) mom’s garage.

Q: If Big Fun was stranded on a desert island and could only take one song or album to listen to, what would it be?

BIG FUN: Ahh if we were stranded on a desert island..first you gotta go album over song always – I love listening to albums all the way through. But wow thats tough. Something I can listen to over and over again is the album Live Evil by Miles Davis (but there are so many other choices…)

Q: Who has Big Fun been inspired by?

BIG FUN: Big has been inspired by: Susumu Yokota, Janet Jackson, Limp Bizkit, Lil Jon, Nine Inch Nails, DAF, Smash Mouth, Steve Albini, hmmm a lot of electronic stuff, and smooth jazz.

Q: If you all could go open a show for any artist who would it be and why?

BIG FUN: f we could open up for any artist right now, it would have to be Limp Bizkit, preferably in a stadium in Eastern Europe.

Interviewed by Jaye Maverick





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