Impulse reps vibrant Chula Vista scene and if you like hardcore that’s raw and fast, their demo should be on heavy rotation right now. Here’s a short interview which should shed some light about what this about, what are some other bands from CV to follow and some other shit you might find interesting.
Impulse reps vibrant Chula Vista scene and if you like hardcore that’s raw and fast, their demo should be on heavy rotation right now. Here’s a short interview which should shed some light about what this about, what are some other bands from CV to follow and some other shit you might find interesting.There is not much info about the band on your FB page so tell us what Impulse CV is all about? How long the band has been around? What is the line-up?
We got together in summer 2007 while were still in high school and took a long hiatus after 2 years of playing shows off and on. Back then the lineup was Alberto Aguilar on guitar, Alex Alvaro on drums, Guam on bass, and Nick Gonzalez on vocals. We just got back together this summer with a different bass player, MASON HATTTAM.
Is this your first band or have you been in other bands?
Yeah, this is our first band. We also share most of our members with SLEEP WALK which was started shortly after Impulse’s break.
Tell us something about your first demo. I dig your style which is all about playing it fast and fucking angry. What influenced you most when writing this stuff?
Old school hardcore, Infest and Straight Ahead.
Chicano Violence – is the any deeper meaning behind the title?
It’s the title of one of our songs and the vocalist felt like it was necessary to pay homage to the fact that our scene is mostly composed of first generation immigrant families from Mexico and the Philippines.
The pissed off and somehow pessimistic lyrics make the package complete. Where does it come from?
Our vocalist Nick committed suicide before the bands third show back in 07. But he’s ok now. BADASS. Some of his songs were written before and some after the fact.
Is there anything you’d like listeners to get from your music?
Nothing. Just making free music for the dawgs, take it or leave it.
Take Offense is the band that put Chula Vista on the map for the folks like me who didn’t even know the place exists before Tables Will Turn came out. Do they get much support from the local scene and how do you think it helps other bands out there to get attention?
Yeah the local scene in Chula Vista and most of San Diego have always supported Take Offense. Our scene is tight as fuck and better than everyone else’s.
So, what are some of the bands, zines and labels from your local scene kids should check out?
Mind disease records, 1039 records, SLEEP WALK, DEADWEIGHT/BACKSTABBER, STOPPING POWER, DOWN AGAIN, DEADLINED, TANTIVE IV, THE ROSICRUCIANS, COLD STARE, P$O, Linkletter and a bunch more we forgot.
And how is living in Chula Vista like? What are some places to go, things to see?
Boobs, Burritos, and Mexicans. Go to Tijuana and check out Zona Norte. Sexta y Revolucion, and of course Lolitas on Telegraph.
As a band, what do you want to achieve over the next 2 or 3 years?
We don’t think that far ahead. We just want to get one more release in before this summer is over and our guitarist joins the air force and our vocalist goes to school up north.
Anything you’d like to add?
Pregnant bitches shouldn’t drink Monster energy drinks.