Band of the Day: Eat Sleep Catapult

Midweek, late lunchtime and still some time to fill before you go back to work? Why not fill those minutes finding out a little more about Eat Sleep Catapult…?

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Hey there! We’re Eat Sleep Catapult, and we’re from Saint Louis, Missouri! We are composed of Rease, Dan, Tyler, Scott and Jacob.

How did you meet?

We met through Craigslist actually! Everyone in the band was going through a formative period in their lives and somehow things ended working out! We’re sure a lot of people interested in music can empathise.

How long have you been playing as a band?

As of January 2019, about 7 months.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

This is actually a question we don’t get a lot. Our name prior was Learning Curve and we really didn’t like it, but we used it as a placeholder anyway. As we got closer to finishing our debut EP, Little Did You Know?… it dawned on us that we’d have to put a name on it! So we made a list of names we liked and literally the one we liked Least was the one we settled on.

What are your influences?

There is no definitive list, but some of our influences include The Pillows, The Aquabats!, Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Tyler The Creator, The Locust and Hall and Oates.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Our music on the surface is pure pop-punk. We love the genre and love the fact we are free to express ourselves as much as possible. Upon further inspection though, you’ll find a lot of jazz influences in our music, especially our leads and drums. We all love weird time rhythms and can’t wait for you to hear our weird time signatures on our new releases.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Our singer Rease pulls a lot from his personal experiences in life. The fact that he is a homosexual and lives in a period of turmoil for those people in America makes writing easy.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

We pride ourselves in our live shows and we think that’s where we make the biggest impact. Our shows are highly energetic and full of flashing lights and lasers. Dan loves lights and has a huge collection of them to showcase during our performances. Having awesome merch is also a plus.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

Dan once, drunkenly, lifted himself off of the stage and hung upside down from the rafters during a show. We don’t know how he got up there but his shirt had come off mid set and he hung there like a wet Dracula from the roof. The crowd loved it though and thankfully, Dan came down safe after the song finished.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Our drummer Scott proudly uses a Beat Boogie drum kit with Remo heads. Our guitarists Dan and Jacob use Fender guitars (Stratocaster and Telecaster respectively) with Ernie ball strings. Dan uses a marshal JCM 900 and Jacob uses a Hughes and Kettner 100W amp.

What are your plans for 2019?

Our plans are to release some videos we’ve been keeping hidden away, with some new music to add as well! We are also planning our first trip out of Missouri this summer with some friends. If you want to see us where you live, you have to let us know!

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

Our buds Goaltender or Discrepancies would definitely have to hop on, because then we’d open for Tyler The Creator. There’s no way in hell that would happen but we’d be beyond stoked for an opportunity like that.

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