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Photo by J. Donovan Malley

FOUR QUESTIONS with Brian McClelland of FUCKED AND BOUND
Interview and Photographs by J. Donovan Malley

Before the start of their upcoming East Coast tour, I had the chance to ask Brian McClelland (guitar) about things going on in his life and with Fucked and Bound. Fucked and Bound is joining Haunted Horses on a ten date tour starting this week (see dates and cities below). Don’t miss the chance to see what can only be described as one of the most energetic and intense live shows around at a city near you.

What’s something that you’re really into/digging lately?

As we’ve been hanging out getting ready for tour this week, Lisa introduced us to Donny Benet. We’ve pretty much all been banging his album, The Don, and rocking the Konichiwa video while making merch and squanching those last minute details. We play super aggressively on stage, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to unwind with some sensual jams and Second Dinners.

What’s something that’s pissing you off/getting under your skin lately?

The amount of seemingly pointless construction in Seattle. If we’re building new housing, sure, we need more (affordable) housing, but there also seem to be projects all over the city that don’t seem entirely necessary. It’s a good way to jack up property rates in neighborhoods without making anything actually better. Let’s knock that off, you know?

Looking down the road, what’s something you’re excited for/looking forward to?

We’re working on getting our album Love is a Lie, Filth is Eternal out soon. Mike and Ross at Quiet Panic Management took us on recently to help us get that out. We’ve joined up with Ethan at Heavy Talent for US booking, and Doomstar booking in Europe, so we’re excited to hit the road and get the record out. We also joined the artist list with Mesa Boogie, and they’ve been fantastic. Mesa has been our go-to in the studio and for touring the entire time we’ve been a band, and now we’re working together, which is super exciting. Lots of good stuff coming this year.

If you could back in time 10 years, what’s the one piece of advice you’d give yourself?

That’s a good question. I think a great piece of advice is always to enjoy the journey. It’s easy to get frustrated or stressed, especially lately with the state of US politics, etc., but friends and community always keep me sane. I’d say, tell your friends and family that you love them, and try to enjoy every day. Care about things, be involved, do the work to support the people that support you, and go out there and get it!

Check out Fucked and Bound with Haunted Horses here:
3/9/20 Toronto, ON The Baby G!
3/10/20 Montreal, QC Turbo Haus
3/11/20 Cambridge, MA Hong Kong Cafe
3/12/20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
3/13/20 Providence, RI AS220

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