Six Questions With Pet FangsSix Questions With Pet Fangs

Welcome to “Six Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so we’re making this a permanent feature on the site. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay intact. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.

Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.

We hope you enjoy this series, and if you know anyone that might be interested in being part of it, please have them reach out to us for more information.

Next in the hot seat is New Orleans-based indie garage-pop band Pet Fangs. We have not had the privilege of  featuring Pet Fangs here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. If you’re not familiar with them, sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.

For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?

Our music is a blend of garage rock, psychedelic pop, and eighties r&b stuff (we love Prince). We are all from South Louisiana and we’ve known each other for a while. We got started in our home studio just to be creative. It didn’t take long before we realized this was gonna be our new band.

In which ways do you enjoy interacting with fans (i.e.: social media, back stage, on the street), and do you find that this is an important piece of your career?

The thing I (Joe Stark) like most is when fans call 1-844-PET-FANG and leave us messages. Not sure how important it is but I like it.

Wait, is this a thing? This needs to be a thing. Let’s get some calls to them, people…. they like it!

What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business?

The business part. Well I don’t know. We don’t really do anything we don’t wanna do so there hasn’t been any compromises… yet… y’all got some money you wanna give us?

If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?

“Bitch Baby.” It’s so much fun that it makes me wanna stop playing it, get naked and just dance. That song is only out in China right now cause it’s in some commercial there… but it’ll be out everywhere early next year.

We don’t have that one, but check out their debut single, “Gold Coast Dreaming” 

What do you think is the most realistic goal you can achieve as an artist/band? What do you hope to achieve?

To make some great art. And to make a shitload of fans and play a bunch of amazing shows.

Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?

Ooh! Cerveza!!!


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Kelly Murphy
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