Interview with Natasha O'Neill, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Natasha O'Neill
Natasha O’Neill (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Natasha O’Neill is one third of the Indianapolis, Indiana-based outfit Wife Patrol. Alongside bandmates Nicole (bass/vocals) and Greg (guitar/vocals), Natasha, who plays drums and sings vocals, defines their sound as “sifting through ‘90s grunge and alt-rock, ‘80s pop and new wave, and ‘70s punk.” Formed in 2015, the band self-released their 2016 EP, Electric Blizzard. Following the release of that record, they embarked on a tour of the Midwest, including shows at LadyFest Cincinnati (2017) and the MidWay Music Festival (2017, 2019) in Bloomington, Indiana. Wife Patrol released their debut full-length album, Too Prickly For this World, in 2020. The band recorded and mixed the eleven-track album with their producer, P. David Hazel (The Lemonheads, Extra Blue Kind) throughout 2019, and the output is a punk/pop/metal mashup with vocal harmonies throughout. 

Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 09/26/2020.
Holly Hobbs
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Indianapolis, Indiana
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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