@hotpress: The album covers a lot about toxic masculinity, how was that a topic you were drawn to?
@ThePissedJeans: I try to focus on things that are real and present in my life, and it’s something I’d seen a lot. I’m trying to be more aware of it in myself.
@hotpress: What was it like working with Lindsay Hunter, how’d that spoken word part of “I’m a Man” come about? @ThePissedJeans: She does the kind of writing that I’d want to do if I wrote books instead of lyrics. She had this piece, and I was like, this is so scary, it was perfect.
@hotpress: You guys have been a band for a while and known each other for even longer, what’s that relationship like?
@ThePissedJeans: We understand each other. It’s like a family, but we don’t get to see each other every day. It’s a nice break when we come together as Pissed Jeans.
@hotpress: How’s the new stuff being received on the road?
@ThePissedJeans: It’s great when they’re enjoying one they’ve never heard before – when it’s impacting them in some way. Not lyrically, they don’t know what I’m saying, but it’s great to watch.
@hotpress: Are you seeing mostly new faces or is it the same fanbase?
@ThePissedJeans: There was one totally packed gig, but I looked around, I didn’t know any of these people! It was great, but then it was like, where are all our old friends? @hotpress: Any plans to come to Ireland?
@ThePissedJeans: Not yet, but our plans change quickly all the time, and we’d love to, so you never know, put us down for a maybe, for sure.
@hotpress: What does it mean to you to be a punk in this modern age?
@ThePissedJeans: Question everything. It’s so important now to be like, what makes what I’m doing different from everybody else?
Pissed Jeans’ new album, Why Love Now, is available now.