April 2017


The Screw Ups
Interview By: Ginger Coyote

Punk Globe: Give the readers some background on The Screw Ups?

The Screw Ups: We all went to high school together and listened to a lot of the same music so we decided to start a band playing some of that music. 10 years later, still doing it.

Punk Globe: Who is in the band and what do they play?

The Screw Ups:

Julian- Guitar/Vox

Nico – Sax when he’s not in China

Cody- Sax when Nico is in China

Currently in the market for drummers and bassists

Punk Globe: Tell us how you came up with the name The Screw Ups?

The Screw Ups: It was probably something along the lines of us considering ourselves total fuck ups. I guess we figured The Screw-Ups was a more “radio friendly mainstream name.”

Punk Globe: Who are some of the band's influences?

The Screw Ups: Earlier on especially it was a lot of the bands on Hellcat. All three waves of ska have heavily influenced the music and sound. As for the lyrics there’s definitely a lot of punk influence.

Punk Globe: Tell us about your new release on Stubborn records?

The Screw Ups: The whole thing took about 2 years. We were almost done with it when Django called us to say the studio was flooded with sewage. The city was working on the water main, and they woke up and saw the toilet paper floating around. That took a while to deal with- Stubborn lost a lot of merch. Now that it’s finished, I’m pretty happy with the end result.

Punk Globe: Does the band have any other releases out?

Screw Ups: We have an EP on bandcamp from a while back. That one we just kind of threw together. Sometimes we paid the guy in Majorska at 10am- his idea.

Punk Globe: How many tracks on No Time To Waste?

The Screw Ups: 10

Punk Globe: Where did you record the record at and who produced it?

The Screw Ups: The record was recorded at Version City Studios in New Brunswick. King Django did the recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. We produced it together.

Punk Globe: Are you planning on any tours or video's to promote the release

The Screw Ups: Hoping to tour. A buddy of ours animated a music video for the track “Lead’s Gonna Catch Ya” off the new release. The link further down in the interview.

Punk Globe: Tell us how you hooked up with Stubborn Records?

The Screw Ups: Pretty sure Django reached out asking if we would want to open for him, and then we started talking. Someone hit us up to record us after they saw us open up for Westbound Train at The Webster, so I asked Django if he knew the guy. He said he would do it himself. After we finished he decided he wanted to release it as well.

Punk Globe: Any thoughts on all the turmoil that this country is going through?

The Screw Ups: Better off asking Jello Biafra or someone in Reagan Youth

Punk Globe: Do you have any Internet addresses that you would like to share with the readers?

The Screw Ups:

https://screwupsband.bandcamp.com/ - The Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64btQsgKckU – The Music Video

http://realbusinessmen.com – A picture of a real businessman, every day.

Punk Globe: Tell us about what the future holds for the rest of 2017?

The Screw Ups: Tacos, beers, another release if we get our shit together. Oh we want to press No Time to Waste on vinyl too.

Punk Globe: Describe yourself in three words?

The Screw Ups: The Screw Ups Banal. Blank. Boring

Punk Globe: Any last words for Punk Globe readers?

The Screw Ups: Stay Classy!

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