The Postelles Interview
The Postelles Interview with David Dargahi (lead guitar)
1. How has the USA/Canada tour been so far?
It’s been great. Having an amazing time in Canada so far with The Arkells. Excited for our hometown show as well.
2. The Postelles is a wicked cool name, how’d you come up with that?
We were inspired by Motown bands like The Shirelles. Most Elle bands are all female so we decided to change that up.
3. You have an album coming out in April. What can people expect to hear from that?
We decided to experiment on the studio more with different instruments. Used a lot more piano, Billy played a little mandolin. We recorded with this producer Eric Spring who brought some great ideas to the table about how to record the album. We recorded a song with one of our favorite vocalists Alex Winston so that was really great.
4. What was the writing process like for this album? What were some inspirations?
We tried out a lot of new stuff on the road touring this past year. Was great to be able to play new stuff during soundcheck. We listened to a lot of Fleetwood Mac on tour. We love bands that write great pop songs that feel real. Bands like The Zombies and the Kinks.
5. When writing and recording songs, how do you know when they’re absolutely done and ready to put on the record?
It’s a never ending process, we have a vision for how a song should sound and then as your go to record it you get more and more ideas. We love playing brand new songs live and that inspires us to record them.
6. Do you find it easier or harder to write personal songs?
Its always easiest to write things that are true to you. Even if the nature of the song isn’t deeply personal your own life will always come out in it. If its truthful people will respond to it.
7. What was it like starting out as a NYC band?
It was really exciting being able to play at great venues in NYC at a young age. It sort of gets you focused really quickly. Playing where The Ramones played was really awesome.
8. How has being in a band changed your life and was it always something you wanted to do?
It was always something we dreamed of. To be touring across the world has been the greatest experience and has totally changed us as people for the better.
9. What was your reaction like to your first fan encounter?
it’s always great to meet fans, makes it feel like are music is reaching people.
10. You recently dropped a new single. How did you know that was the song to release rather than any other song off the new album? How did your fans react to it/ was their reaction what you expected?
It was a song we had been playing live so it made sense to release first. I think fans were excited it sounded like a step forward and had girl backup singers!
11. Would you rather sell a billion copies of an album that doesn’t mean anything personal to you, or one hundred copies of an album that means the world to you?
Making music is always a meaningful process for me so I’d have to say the latter. That said selling a billion copies would mean you created something that means something to a billion people so maybe that would be a quite selfless act.
Stream “Caught By Surprise” here: https://soundcloud.com/thepostelles/caught-by-surprise