EXCLUSIVE: White Arrows Talk Pre-Show Rituals and Their ‘Tropical Crunk’ Sound

Indie rock band White Arrows‘s self-described “tropical crunk” sound is perfect for your summer dance party mix. Think Tanlines meets Matt & Kim with hip hop drum samples and a lot of synth. The LA-based band consists of front man and founder Mickey Schiff, drummer Henry Schiff (yes, they are brothers), Andrew Naeve on keys, Rob Banks on guitar and John Paul Caballero on bass guitar.

Buzznet got to catch up with Mickey, Henry and Andy to talk about what inspired the band’s unique name, their pre-show rituals and what it is really like to be in a band with your brother.

The band has been busy touring, writing and recording new music that will soon be released in the UK later this year and then in the US. White Arrows currently have five songs available on their MySpace page, including a sick remix of their song ‘Coming or Going’ produced by RAC — extremely catchy. The band is already getting a lot of buzz and their remix of Alexander Ebert’s Truth was just featured on NME.com.

If you want to catch these guys live they are currently touring in the US — including the Sasquatch Festival this Memorial Day weekend. Here are some upcoming shows:

May 25 – Rickshaw Stop W. Blackbird Blackbird San Francisco, CA – 8:00 PM

May 26 – Tonic Bar Reno, NV – 9:00 PM

May 29 – Bunk Bar w/ White Denim Portland, OR – 7:00 PM

May 30 – Sasquatch Festival SOLD OUT Quincy, Washington – 3:00 PM

Be sure to check out their available music here on iTunes and Amazon!