Washington D.C.-based garage rockers Hyattsvillain are set to release their debut full-length album later this summer. They’ve just put out “Liar”, the latest single from the upcoming album – a fun, fast-driving, punk-tinged track with a 1950s style cartoon video to go along with it. We caught up with Hyattsvillain to chat about how they got their start, their songwriting process, and the under-the-radar bands they dig.
From The Strait: Tell us about the new single, “Liar”.
Hyattsvillain: Liar is about everyone being a fcking liar. Lies abound.
FTS: How did Hyattsvillain get started as a band?
Hyattsvillain: Hyattsvillain started between a couple of music friends in the DC area over the pandemic. We shared some music influences and decided to start collaborating. The idea is that the main character is a villain. A couple of us spent some time living in Hyattsville, Maryland, so the project because Hyattsvillain – a villain from Hyattsville.
FTS: What’s one under-the-radar band or artist you love, and want to share with our readers?
Hyattsvillain: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. I don’t know if they are under-the-radar anymore, but we are into them
FTS: Every band has their own way of creating songs – what is your songwriting process like?
Hyattsvillain: Somebody gets an idea, records it and sends it in email to the others. We all noodle on it. We are lucky that we all have a DAW and some mics, so we can get to it while we are apart.
FTS: What’s one question you wish you were asked in an interview? (And what’s your answer to it?)
Hyattsvillain: This was it. And this is the answer. 🙂