TELLTALE discuss their second EP | Interview

Telltale released their second EP ‘Timeless Youth’ today (April 26th) and it is fantastic. Bryce Marshall took the time to answer some of our questions about the EP, plans for their future and dream concerts.

What made you pick ‘Timeless Youth’ as the title track?
The vibe of the track and the lyrical content really resonated with what the overall message of this album is. It’s all about our experiences growing up and how although we may now be “grown-up” that’s really just a mindset. 

Which song would you recommend to someone who has never heard your music before?
I would have to recommend “Rose” to a new listener. This track really hints at the path that we would like to take our sound moving forward. 

‘Timeless Youth’ explores a range of sounds and ends with ‘Hereditary which is a little different to the other tracks. What made you choose to include that track on the EP?
Putting Hereditary on the EP was our way of rounding out the album. We really wanted to have a song that was in a different time signature than the rest of the album. With the emotion and message behind ‘Hereditary’, it felt right to make this track the one that we did something a little different with. 

If you could create your dream concert, which artists would be playing?
If I were to make up dream concert I’d love to see some of the bands I grew up listening to with some of my current favorites. Maybe get Cheap Trick, Currents, Basement, Slipknot and Led Zeppelin together for an interesting show. 

You recently signed to Sharptone Records, how do you think things will change now?
Working with SharpTone has taught us so much in such a little amount of time. We’re excited to have them support what we want to do with our music. I think they’re going to help us truly convey what Telltale is. 

Which artists influenced your sound whilst recording ‘Timeless Youth’?
Collectively we all listen to a wide variety of music and we really wanted to convey that in this record. There’s hints of pop like The 1975, some classic pop-punk elements from Green Day and we all really enjoy metalcore. Some of the more riff driven tracks got influence bands like The Ghost Inside or Counterparts. 

What would you like to achieve with your music?
I always want to achieve more than I did with a previous release. Our first EP took us on a tour halfway across the country and our second release has already taken us to the other coast before it’s even dropped. I just want to push our music so that we’re constantly growing and learning from the things we’ve done before. 

I always ask this question for my mum; what’s your favourite app on your phone?
Disney Emoji Blitz, it’s a bejeweled kinda game. I spend a good deal of time playing it while in the van. 

Where do you see the band in 5 years?
I would hope to see us continuing what we’re doing now. We’re touring, writing music and most importantly enjoying being together as friends and a band. I can only hope that by then we’d be getting to experience even more than we already have. 

Any plans to tour the UK?
Would love to try and make it across the pond on this album cycle! I’ve never been to Europe and that would be really exciting if this band took me there. 

If you haven’t already then be sure to listen to Telltale’s latest EP and let us know what you think on social media ( @truetimbre ). Telltale are a fantastic pop-punk band who have a lot of talent – their future looks very bright indeed.

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