Nasty Cats started in 2003 right? Why the long gap before an album was put out?
-Because we were too young and no one of us knew how to play a guitar. Funny but true. (Jinx)
How did you guys get together and form Nasty Cats?
-At school! We have changed many members before finding the right ones. We looked for a second guitarist since 2003, but we found it in 2010. (Jinx)
I hear a lot of the Green Day sound some of your songs, are there any other bands you’d say are responsible for shaping the way you guys play?
-There are more and more bands! Rancid, Nofx, Screeching Weasel, Alkaline Trio, Bouncing Souls, Lawrence Arms, Anti- Flag, Riverdales, Social Distortion, Squirtgun, Apers and the real list goes on and on… Now, we are in love with Gaslight Anthem, Broadway Calls and Teenage Bottlerocket. (Jinx)
Any specific reason you chose ‘Maria’ to cover on the Green Day tribute CD you guys did? Were you trying to do a song that has been done a hundred times already or just liked it?
-We chose “Maria” because we thought that the 90% of other bands would play a “hit song” or at least a “pander song” .We chose a “pander b-side song”. And it’s a great song too! (Jinx)
How often does Nasty Cats get out to tour or play shows?
-Every month! We’re trying to play out of our country (Rome) every month. I think that Rome is sick of us, ahahah. (Jinx)
I love the album cover for ‘Misantrophy,Melancholia & Desperation’, where’d that come from?
-It’s a picture made by our friends Christian Zeppieri. Misanthropy, Melancholia and Desperation are state of minds that make my head explode. It’s perfect! (Jinx)
So what’s next for the band? Another album or maybe going with a 7” or a split? Or is that all up in the air right now?
-Eheh, we never sleep. Really soon, “Revenge of Punk Rockers Vol.2″ (Split CD) is out(Voodoo Doll Records). 3 Nasty Cats’ songs, 3 Bat Bites’ songs, 3 Hotlines’ songs and 3 Heart Break Stereo’s songs. It will be a great split CD!
And in the end (just for now), we’re recording 13/14 new songs soon. We’re working for a new album. It will be a little more different than “Friday 17th” and “Misanthropy, Melancholia & Desperation”. (Jinx)
Voodoo Doll has released both of your albums, how did you get hooked up with them?
My Space! Gianfranco from the lebel is our real first fan! Voodoo Doll Rec. is the best indipendent label in Italy. (Jinx)
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Special Thanks to:
Voodoo Doll Records, Killtime, The Majors, Super White Garlic, Teenage Gluesniffers, Kill That Girl , One Trax Minds, Bones Bag and The Nappies!