The Green Couch Experiment has recently become a full band! I had the pleasure of talking to Troy about some processes of ‘TGCE’
1. Who are your top 3 influences?
I have a lot of influences but for the EP I would have to say; Modern Baseball, The Front Bottoms And Panucci’s Pizza!
2. Are you still doing your house shows? What are the experiences like playing at a house rather than a proper venue?
I haven’t had one since the release show but I would love to have another one! Can’t have them too often because my neighbours and my dad aren’t fans of loud music at night!
3. Explain to us, why and how you ended up ringing up your dad at a show to sing happy birthday with the crowd? What was that experience like?
My dad was already going out for his big day anyway. I figured since it was nice of him to let us have the show at his place than he would like it if we sang him happy birthday!
4. What is your song writing process?
Typically along the line of something like this: I get my feelings hurt. I mope around until late hours of the nights then on a whim I pull something out of my ass and hope for the best. I don’t really have a method to it. It just kinda flows in and out of me.
5. What do you hoped to have achieved a year from now?
I hope to hop on a tour to support some acts coming through Texas! I also hope that everyone in the music scene in Dallas looks at a green couch and immediately thinks of me and my music.
6. What was your first gig experience like?
My first gig experience as this band was pretty solid! It was a solo performance with a little help from Branson and all my friends were there singing. I used to play drums in a band when I lived in Austin and played a lot of house shows but I’ve never felt more connected with an audience than I did that night. Shout out Merry Jane and the Fondas!
7. What has been your biggest challenge so far?
My biggest challenge is managing time. Sometimes I plan a lot of projects in a short period of time and it stresses me out. But I remember it’s all about having fun and to chill when it’s not being fun anymore.
8. What do you like to do when you aren’t musically involved?
When I’m not working on music or playing gigs I’m either working, loitering at a local record shop or going to shows!
9. In your opinion, what is your best song?
Baby I’m yours by Breakbot. Listen to it and tell me you don’t immediately feel like bustin out some tasty dance moves.
10. Pizza! What topping do you have?
Ya boy doesn’t eat meat so it’s usually just spinach and tomatoes on Alfredo sauce. Gotta be thin crust tho.
11. What inspired you to become a musician?
I picked up ukulele in the 4th grade for giggles. Then seeing people like my Brother in law Tommy, (who helped me record my ep also records all of Lomelda’s records) my friends Chad, Travis, Tyler Verellen and Maynor are what really got me into the scene though. Seeing them play almost every weekend really inspired me to get on the stage and I really am grateful to have such good adult figures to look up to like them.
12. Where is your ideal place to tour?
I’ve always wanted to go to Michigan if we’re talking in the states. I have a lot of online friends from up there would be rad to meet them! But out of the states, I’d really like to go to Japan! My dad use to live there and has told me great things about it.
13. If you could go on a dinner date with anyone in the scene, who would it be?
LILI TRIFILIO FROM BEACH BUNNY IF YOU’RE READING THIS LETS GET SOME CHEESECAKE FACTORY!!
14. Fast forward and you’re a millionaire. What do you do with the money?
I’m getting the Headiest guitar set up out there. Dropping 3 SoundCloud rap mixtapes, rolling a backwoods the size of Florida and boofin it until my days are done.