JennaSyde and the Watchers's Goes About Discussing New Music In the Works and Themselves Too

Jenna Syde & The Watchers can be found doing live performances in and out of Los Angeles and are taking their infused anthem rock to further heights. Be sure to keep checking for future updates, new music, added photos, and general information. Stand up for what you believe in and get ready for the beating. Are U A Watcher? The entire act of Jenna Syde & The Watchers took the time to talk about themselves and future plans for all new music and new shows and so much more!

1. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in JennaSyde and the Watchers.

Jenna Syde Vocals
Jason Dread Guitars
Boss Jim Haas Bass
Scandal West Drums

2. Can I get a backstory on the band/ band biography?

Culminating from the Los Angeles area, Jenna Syde & The Watchers are a 4 piece rock n roll act with severe punk rock undertones. Influenced and modeled by the best elements of the early 70's garage art-rock scene, the rough-around-the-edges 80's punk movement and the late 80's hair flying "cock rock".

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there?Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are a Los Angeles band where the music scene here is crowded but there are a lot of awesome unsigned bands out there. Some of our faves are; Welcome to Concrete,  White Flag Down, BrainSpoon, Prima Donna, Clepto, and many more.

4. Why did you want to go and call yourselves JennaSyde and the Watchers?

Well our lead singer is Jenna Syde and the watchers is based off of the bible story about the fallen angels, called the watchers who mated with the daughters of men. Jenna has a particular fondness for biblical mythology.

5. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?

We are just a good old hard rock band with influences like KISS, The Cult,  The Ramones, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Linda Perry, Pat Benatar, David Bowie and many more.

6. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?

Our themes vary depending on what Jenna has seen, done or endured lately. We have songs about addiction, excess, plastic people, being broke musicians, sugar mamas, hookers & many more. There really isn't a positive or negative message to the songs, its more or less a we don't take any shit and are here to have a good time feel.

7. Do you write your own songs? Can you discuss the songwriting process in detail?

Yes. Jenna usually gets a flash if inspiration remembering the night before or a phrase someone said while she's stuck in traffic on tbe 405. She records that idea on her phone and hashes out the song on her guitar, when she gets home and then brings it to the band so we can make it awesome. Sometimes she and Jason work on a tune together with inspiration stemming from one of his riffs and they bring it to rehearsal to work out the kinks and get it stage ready.

8. Can you tell me about the song and video for "Pretty In Plastic"?

Its Jenna's tribute to the plastic women in LA. Oddly enough we were able to get our dear friend and Metal Matriarch Betsy Bitch of the Los Angeles 80's thrash band Bitch, to dress up in Barbie fashion and play our plastic lead in the video. She was great and we can't wait for you all to see her performance.

9. How would you describe the overall sound of "Pretty In Plastic"?

Fun, kinda early punk/glam!

10. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this EP?

Just to make some good tunes and get them heard.

11. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

Nope its simple 3 chord rock and its done well.

12. When did you start writing for "Pretty In Plastic"?

Late 2011 early 2012 shortly after the release of our first album "Are You A Watcher".

13. Did you feel any pressure whatsoever about writing and recording for this release?

No we took our time so that we knew we had the right songs, the recording team and the right artwork. Plus we need to make sure we have the funding.

14. How was the vibe in the studio for everybody?

Great. We all work quick and mapped out the songs before we hit the studio so we knew exactly what to play and sing. Studios cost money and money is time so we didn't want to waste any of it.

15. Who produced "Pretty In Plastic" and what was it like working with them?

We recorded at Suicide King Records and had it mastered by Chris Collier at CMC21 productions. Jenna's Uncle Danny B. Harvey executive produced a couple of tracks on the album, but as for musical production and direction we go into the studio knowing exactly, what we want to do so you can kinda say we produced ourselves.

16. "Pretty In Plastic" is this a concept release and does the title have a concept or story behind it?

No its not really a concept release but many of our songs are stories within themselves.

17. Who did the cover art for "Pretty In Plastic" and how much input did you have on it?

The cover photo was shot by our good friend David Arnspiger at Traumantic Studios, our graphic designer was Amanda K. Sawyer and the logo design was Melissa Knowlton.

18. What other plans do you have for the future as a band?

We will be booking many more shows outside the LA area with a possible mini tour  this summer and new EP release late in 2014.

19. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can catch all tourdates, music, videos, media and merchindise at

20. Anything else you'd like to add or care to say?

You can catch our next show Wednesday November 27th ( Thanksgiving eve) at Molly Malones 575 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA  for our Music Video Release Party for " Pretty In Plastic" which of course is the title track off the EP of the same name. If your not a fan already you will be after this show.

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