LYNN GUNN - GLAMOUR KILLS
PVRIS has been a band that’s been on our ones to watch list for a while, and we had a chance to catch up with Lynn gunn again on Warped Tour!
1. Tell us about how the band started, and before you guys signed to Rise.
LG: Alex, Brian and I were actually all in a band prior to this one and we went into the studio to record an EP together. During that time we ended up taking a completely different direction with our music and therefore decided to just make a new band. That eventually came to be PVRIS!
2. What are some of the hardest things about being in a band?
LG: Some of the hardest things? To be honest, I can’t think of anything. We all think it’s pretty easy to be in a band!
3. You guys recently signed to Rise Records, what stood out about the label?
LG: One thing that immediately stood out was the freedom they gave us to make whatever music we want. They also 100% believed in and supported our vision as a band, which is extremely important. A lot of people make the assumption that labels have a big influence on the way their bands sound, which is true in many cases, but Rise is incredibly hands-off and open when it comes to that stuff, which is hard to find these days.
4. You’re the first female fronted band to be signed to Rise Records, which is a pretty awesome accomplishment. What’s the coolest part about being known as the first female fronted band signed to the label?
LG: I honestly didn’t even know this was a thing until recently, people keep pointing it out to me, haha. It feels super cool!
5. Do you feel any pressure to sound or act a certain way on or off stage? How do you stay true to yourself?
LG: Not really, except I do feel a little bit more pressure to not be a socially awkward weirdo when I’m on stage… but it still manages so slip out every single show. I suppose that’s how I stay true. As much as I wanna go up and be a huge badass on stage, I’m really just an awkward stringbean who likes making cat noises.
6. What advice can you give to girls (or really anyone) who wants to start a band?
LG: To believe in themselves and to work work work! If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen.
You can catch PVRIS on The Honey Moon Tour with Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, and Major League, you can get tickets here.
Photos by Tom Falcone: falconephoto.tumblr.com