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Ticket Giveaway, Interview with The Technicolors

The Technicolors, Ticket Giveaway

Brennan Smiley, Michael Fanizza, Nico and Kevin Prociw make up Phoenix-based band The Technicolors. The foursome blends traditional rock and roll with Brit pop and released its debut album Listener Delux on Tallest Man Records in November.

On Thursday, May 23, The Technicolors will play at Crescent Ballroom with The Nightbirds and Fictionist. Courtesy of Psyko Steve PresentsThe Spec is giving away two pairs of tickets to the show.

Below, read The Spec’s interview with The Technicolors’ lead singer Brennan Smiley about life on tour and the band’s plans for the future. Also, don’t forget to enter to win a pair of tickets to the show…

The West Coast leg of your tour comes to an end next month, what moment or event stands out the most so far?
Probably Claude, the in-house FOH/monitor guy in Sacramento. He “inherently” knew all of our guitar solos (but not really), and was the first guy I’ve seen perform interpretive dance moves behind the sound board.

Is the band working on new material? What is the creative process like, does one person write lyrics and/or music, or is it a collective effort?
We are always working on new material. I normally write the lyrics and guitar, and bring it to the guys, where we all pitch in ideas for the rest of the parts of the songs. Nothing too exciting.

How did the partnership with Bands in Town come to be? Will the videos continue on the East Coast tour?
We have always used Bands in Town, as it’s been such a helpful tool for us. Yes, videos will continue, and I’m sure they will get much, much weirder. Don’t let your pets watch them.

When can we expect more episodes of “Safety Sleeps”?
You’ll have to stay tuned. We are currently pitching the “Safety Sleeps” pilot to investors so we can fund the rest of the episodes, hopefully airing on Soap Network spring 2027.

Are shows in your hometown Phoenix different or more lively than when playing in other parts of the country? What can fans expect on May 23 at Crescent?
Home shows are definitely different, because you know some of the people in the audience. That definitely brings a different dynamic to the table. They are just as lively, just in a different way. We are always focused more on performing well at home, where when we’re playing in front of a big room full of people we don’t know in Utah, or wherever, we’re able to enjoy the music a little bit more because we don’t know anyone. It’s strange.

Anything else you’d like readers to know that we haven’t asked you about?
We’re headed off on the Southeast and East Coast leg of our tour in a few weeks.

The Spec is giving two lucky fans a pair of tickets to the show. To enter, leave a comment on this post or on our Facebook page. Winners will be announced by Thursday morning, May 23.

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