After delighting us with their brilliant singles 'Prove It' and 'Foreign Man' last year, San Diego-based trio Sweet Tooth recently returned to deliver their brand new offering 'Wind Me Up'.
Channeling the laid-back and breezy surf-rock aesthetic that their city thrives on, 'Wind Me Up' is a bold and vibrant new release that uses a mix of heady guitar hooks and wistful production to create a dynamic yet forceful stomper of a new record.
So with their name back on our radar, we sat down with them to find out more about their earliest beginnings and what kicked off their love of music.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Kevin: 17-key Kalimba.
Trevor: The larynx.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
J: The vibe between the three of us.
K: Never quit your day dream homie.
T: Getting the boys together to make something from nothing.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
J: Classic rock.
Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?
T: Wild Thing.
K: Probably sitting in Trev’s bedroom back in high school making our own shit like we were writing full songs every weekend. Man I wish we still had those tracks. I was also in a screaming band called Alexandria we recorded a full album when I was 17. It was just something we had access to.
When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?
J: No music in the morning, if I’m being real. Maybe Reggae, Kaya album.
K: Fuck there’s so many good elctronic/pop/hip hop producers around right now just a ton of great mixes..totally depends on the vibe. Jamie XX, Mura Masa, Flume, and Disclosure are 4 artists who have yet to get old to me and still put shit out that gets me all shook up.
What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?
K: Probably performing at Kaboo Festival in San Diego and getting meet some amazing artists.
J: More like just hanging out at kaaboo.
T: Yeah Kaaboo was so sick. For me, the most memorable moments are the Saturday evenings at the shack of a rehearsal space we have—it’s in an industrial area, and we light it up the inside blue and green and open the door to pull in people from the bar across the street.
Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?
K: Surfing then everything else kind of just approach everything I do with a lot of touch and awareness.
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
J: Speculation is jesters.
K: Would probably be in indo somewhere riding a dirtbike around the jungle.
T: Still doing it, doing both. Writing fantasy novels and scripts with my brother.
And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to stay productive through the coronavirus lockdown?
K: Lose your mind.
Sweet Tooth's new single 'Wind Me Up' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.