How would you describe your music?
SuperLung is a working class Alternative Rock Band. We bring a lot of energy and passion to our live shows. Our songs are written stories of things we have dealt with in life that we feel a lot of people can relate to.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
Forrest Wilkes (Bass) and Zimmy (Vocals) were in the US Navy in the early 90’s stationed in Palau, Sardinia – Italy. They played in a band together called Pushrod, they always said that when they got out they wanted to start a band back in the US. Fast forward 20 odd years and in late 2018, they decided to start a band. Recruiting Ryan McKeown (Drums), Jeremy Buendorf (Guitars), and Bret Pedersen (Guitars, Backing Vocals) SuperLung was formed. All in all, most of us have played in bands together for around 25 years.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, 311
What inspires you?
We are inspired by everything from world events to everyday personal experiences. We feel that most people can relate to our music because a lot of people have experienced the same things we do on a daily basis, we just put it into song form.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We do most of our writing at home. We bring in ideas to rehearsals and hone them into songs, by the time we get into the studio, we use that time to record and maybe change minor things that our producer might hear and need changing for the betterment of the song.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
We have a new song called DEAL it is fun to play live, very catchy grooves and makes the crowd move. We will be recording it for our new album.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
This is more of a pipe dream than anything, but we would love to play with Pearl Jam, one of our biggest influences for sure. We are actually down with playing with anyone, anywhere. Music is music and we love and support all who cut their teeth creating something they love and covet so much!
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
I think that bands have great opportunities to connect with people in this day, with social media and all the digital platforms, your music is very easy to find worldwide. Once that connection is made you need to be accessible. By that, I mean available to fans to reach out and connect to on a personal level, remember, fans make the music world go round and every single one deserves your love and appreciation for their support.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Having a few too many cocktails after a show, getting back to the hotel at like 9am, and having to be checked out at 10am and drive to another city for another show. It was a rough one of course but that is rock and roll!
What are your future plans?
2020 has been a whirlwind, we had to cancel most of our dates due to the COVID crisis, we hope to get into the studio and record so we have an album to play out with in 2021.