The Filthy Teens
“The Filthy Teens” began in mid 2014, I had finished an EP called “Lonely Hearts Club” and decided to put a band together and play a release show, I didn’t really know what was gonna happen from there, but I guess people liked it and we’ve been playing show ever since.
What song of yours is the one you like the most?
Most of the songs I write I start to hate after a while if we play it live too often, I don’t really have a favourite, but people always tell me they like this song called “You and I” which is a doo-wop style song I wrote when I was 14. We haven’t put it out on any official releases, but you can hear a poorly recorded version on this Cinnamon Record Mixtape.
How do you write your music?
I usually come up with a chord progression or some lyrics and work out some form of melody, then I bring it to the band and we figure out a structure.
What influences do you have?
I take a lot of influence from other mediums of art; films, paintings, poetry etc. I’ve always had this ambition to be constantly creating something, which is something that pushes me.
What´s the craziest experience you have had with your project?
Nothing too crazy so far, we’re not even a year old yet.
What plans do you have next?
We have some upcoming shows that we’re pretty stoked about, apart from that we’re working on our new single which should be out in a few months.
Mention something you don´t like about your project.
There’s not too much that I don’t like about it, I “manage” the band, so sometimes answering emails and staying on top of things can get annoying.
Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project.
We haven’t had to sacrifice anything really,
What band, music project or soloist from your city do you like?
Straight Arrows is probably my favorite band from Sydney, super tight and raw punk band that have so much energy live, Owen Penglis’ production style is so good.
If your project was a car, what model would it be?
It would be a Valiant Charger, ’cause those cars are fucking rad.
Who answer these questions? Where were you when you answered the interview?
Fernando Benavides and I was out somewhere in Western Sydney.