Band of the Day: Corpulent Provocateur

Time to Czech on our new Band of the Day (sorry)…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from Czech Republic, Pardubice, the city of gingerbread, horses, speedway and chemical toxic fumes.

How did you meet?

It was at a casual garden fiesta, while sipping British tea and eating a bishop’s fruit bread. No, sorry. Not exactly sure, but we probably met at a bar in a music club, drunk like skunks and swank.

How long have you been playing as a band?

Six years. First two we were only rehearsing, then we started to play in public, then switched the drummer and here we are.

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

As big fans of Simpsons, we took it from this episode when Homer was artist manager and bought a suit in a shop called Corpulent Cowboy.

What are your influences?

If you’re asking about music influences, you can hear it’s 90’ bands from Seattle. However since we’ve all been in several bands of different genres, there are also elements of funk and other juicy things.

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Describe your music. What makes you unique?

It’s hard to say if we’re unique, but it’s definitely what we’re trying to do. The basis of everything is energy. Lately, we have been trying to simplify the songs as much as possible and give up the complicated musical hells that musicians may appreciate, but otherwise it won’t tell anyone much. We try to make just good songs.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Lyrics come up from life, thoughts. There are no specific topics to focus on. But in some mysterious way, it’s often about women. Don’t know why, but it is.

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

This is usually the standard performance of an energetic band. Sweaty clothes, red faces and love in the air. We leave everything on the stage. There are no concerts now, which is terrible. We have played about a hundred concerts.

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

One guy took off his pants once at a concert and rubbed his bare ass against the construction of the stage.

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

Drummer: Sonor SQ2 maple kit, DW Collectors Brass snare, Dream Cymbals

Bassist: Fender American Standard Jazz Bass V MN C, EBS HD350, EBS 410 Proline cabinet

Guitarist: Fender American Standard Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster MIM, Fender Mustang MIJ, Fender Squire Precision Bass, Orange TH30, Marshall 1960A cabinet

What are your plans for the next 12 months?

Gigs, gigs and maybe some concerts.

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!

We would love to support Rage Against The Machine and we can bring The Atavists with us, because we like these fuckers.

Check out this month’s BotD Playlist on Spotify and YouTube

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