April 2017


Let's Talk Punk With
Mitch of Sepo
Interview By: Lisa/PunkrPrincess

SEPO is a Band from California,I have known and been playing them on Whatever68 Radio for a few years now, Mitch who created the band is an awesome guy. They work with a friend of mine Dave Klein. I think you should check out their music as Dave has done the recording so you know it's good! You can find SEPO on Facebook and most social media sites.

Punk Globe: Hi Mitch Thanks for taking the time for Let's Talk Punk

Mitch: No problem, thanks for having me.

Punk Globe: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Mitch: I am the front man and guitarist for the band SEPO from Los Angeles California.

Punk Globe: When and why did you start playing?

Mitch: I started singing at 14 years old. I have always loved music.

Punk Globe: Which instruments do you play? Describe your first instrument.

Mitch: I play guitar, bass and can keep a beat on the drums. My first instrument was a Yamaha electric guitar with a Peavey practice amp.

Punk Globe: Can you tell us about SEPO?

Mitch: We are a band from Los Angeles Ca. that write songs about real life.

Punk Globe: Have you recorded any previous CDs or posted any audio files on the Internet?

Mitch: Yes, most of our songs can be found on SEPO Reverb Nation, also on our facebook page SEPO/ Mitch Bateman. All of my music is free to listen to.

Punk Globe: What type of recording process did you use? Who produced your recording?)

Mitch: We usually play live and record the music with a scratch vocal, then I go back and do a vocal track last. I record at Dave Klein Studios ( Agent Orange, Ghastly Ones) here in Los Angeles, he records, produces and also plays bass on SEPO albums.

Punk Globe: Describe your first instrument. Other instruments.

Mitch: I just got an Ibanez acoustic /electric guitar. Great sound.

Punk Globe: Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? Albums?

Mitch: Black Flag, The Misfits, Agent Orange, The Sex Pistols, Dead boys, Velvet Underground. A lot of great music. Too many bands to name, ha.

Punk Globe: How often and for how long do you practice?

Mitch: When I have a full band 2 or 3 times a week for a couple of hours at L.A. rehearsal studios.

Punk Globe: What do you practice - exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?

Mitch: We play the set of songs that we play at a show and we’ll learn whatever new music I bring in.

Punk Globe: Do you have any wishes/dreams for SEPO?

Mitch: I just want to continue playing and have a good time.

Punk Globe: Do you teach music?

Mitch: No I don’t.

Punk Globe: If I went in your car turned on the radio who would I hear?

Mitch: SEPO

Punk Globe: How do you describe your music to people?

Mitch: Fast rock n roll or punk rock. I make sure to tell them it has it’s own original sound.

Punk Globe: What are your immediate music career goals?

Mitch: Finish recording this new album and play live shows on the East coast.

Punk Globe: Who are your musical influences?

Mitch: Misfits, Johnny Cash, The Pouges, The Undead. The Dwarves.

Punk Globe: Any upcoming shows/music releases you would like to tell us about?

Mitch: The new SEPO album which will be released and available in May of 2017. I also will be linking up with Bobby Steele from The Undead soon, so you may hear some new music from me then.

Punk Globe: Any shout outs you'd like to make?

Mitch: Check out SEPO, Dave Klein Studios, Agent Orange, The Bastards (Los Angeles) who are playing April first at Whiskey a Go Go here in Hollywood Ca. The Undead also have a new album out right now as well, so check these bands out!

Punk Globe: Thanks for the interview and for your continued support! keep rockin...

Mitch: Thank you and have a good night, Lisa.

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