Leaving the Bacchanal crowd & taking to the stage
Bacchanal is now a month away and one component of the annual concert of good jams before us is now common knowledge. At the Battle of the Bands on Friday night, Liberty Styles scored itself the spot as the student opening gig for undisclosed headliner at this year’s Bacchanal.
To become tight with the newest on-campus celebrities, Music Junkie Lili Brown caught up with the band members about their recently dropped music video (embedded below), their work together, and what’s on their minds for Bacchanal and beyond.
Correction (9:14 pm): In addition to Liberty Styles, Bacchanal also awarded Morgan Hughes aka Trill Mah a spot in the opening lineup for this year’s concert. Liberty Styles will not be the only student act as eluded to above.
Bwog: When did the band get together?
Liberty Styles: We all started playing shows at the end of last semester, after months of informal but pretty off-the-hook free-style jamming.
Bwog: What element do you think tap dancing adds to your music?
LS: Tapping is like any other instrument, and it can really do a lot. The real dope thing about it is that it’s sweaty and hard-hitting… you go in, all or nothing. Tap can be angsty, silly, boss, whatever. It’s a party, it’s a celebration of the body. The dancing adds contrast, too — especially when our melodic swells cut out and it’s just feet and swinging arms and a baseline.
Bwog: Is Liberty Styles looking for gigs in the city outside of Bacchanal?
LS: We are definitely looking for gigs and have been very busy performing this semester! Earlier this February we performed a set at The Shrine in Harlem, and we look forward to lots more NYC shows in the coming months.
Check out the rest of the interview and Liberty Style’s new music video here.