The eclectic musical tastes of it’s members come together to form the unique and yet highly accessible sound of this up-and-coming group from Savannah, GA. Whaleboat hails from the ocean tide, calm with rugged intent. Combining reverb shoe gaze guitars, fuzz bass, powerful drums and crooning, haunting melodies that will set your soul at ease. Singer/guitarist Brent Collins, bassist Jeremiah Stuard and drummer Donald Moats, fuse together an authentic, heady musical experience that will leave you wanting more.
1. What does the name Whaleboat represent as a band?
Brent: It represents the beautiful coastal city we live in & where we draw our inspiration from.
2. Savannah StopOver in 5 words.
Whaleboat: Home, Amazing, Diverse, Southern, Evolving
3. Your music is hauntingly beautiful, a combination of muddled rock and melody with a pop/punkish overtone; does that come from the combination of music styles or the progression of time together as a band?
Brent: It’s a combination of both. The three of us come from different musical influences and I think that combination gives our unique sound.
4. What is the Savannah music scene; how do the fans differ from other places you guys have played?
Brent: The scene has has always been here with alot of great talented bands, but it seems like in the last couple of years bands have come together to help each other and that has made our scene much stronger. We’ve just begun to hit the road and the fans have shown us amazing support in the few out of town shows we’ve played.
5. As I couldn’t put my finger on who influenced your musical style(s), I’m intrigued to learn who helped develop what we hear today.
Jeremiah: Dave Groul & Foo Fighters are a heavy influence with me and the style I play.
Donald : Sunny Day Real Estate & Queens of the Stone Age.
6. Which 3 up and coming bands in the Savannah area do we need sit up and pay attention to?
7. What’s next for Whaleboat?
Brent: We just released our new single ‘Cold Love Wars’ off our new EP Convoys, which we recorded at Dollhouse Studios with Peter Mavrogeorgis (who recorded The National’s ‘High Violet’ album). The single is slated for a late spring release with Kickstarter (more info coming soon on the kickstarter) and we are in the planning process for a fall tour.
You can download Cold Love Wars for free on our website www.mywhaleboat.com
Links & Stuff
Whaleboat with Malaya & Look Right Penny April 19th at
Rock House Original Bar on Tybee Island.
“Whaleboat’s music isn’t power-pop, proto-punk or any other convenient label with alliterative letters. It’s evocative and somewhat melancholy, drenched in reverb and marinated in a dreamlike atmosphere.”-Bill DeYoung of Connect Magazine
“When it comes to work ethic the members of Whaleboat are teetering on obsessiveness. This may be the hardest working little band in savannah, and all that laboring is beginning to prove positive.”-Brandon Zellars of Wheretheresfire.com
“Whaleboat harpoons the heart of Savannah Indie rock.”-Sandra Russell of Savannah Morning News