James Broscheid first appeared in The Big Takeover as a contributor to issue 66 with a feature on one of his favorite bands, For Against. He is known to travel obscene distances to see bands play live if they do not come to him. Relishing in the people he has met and the places he has seen, music has been a passion to him since memory started. He currently resides on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado with his wife Alice Broscheid, son Elliott, named after Elliott Smith, and daughter Abigail, named after her mother’s favorite Beatles record, Abbey Road.
“I used to think that my impulse to write songs matched the very same need to write poetry or stories when I was younger. A sort of longing to abstract and simplify the disorder of emotion I felt inside.” – Charlie Hilton
“We wanted to be like all our favourite bands but they were so diverse that ultimately you just end up sounding like yourself, which is how it should be.” – Gary Mundy
“I’ll be damned if such a one-sided overly simplistic representation of music from this land is all the world comes to know.” – A.J. Haynes
“The songs represent an inward reflection more so than an outward one. What it feels like to live in society but not an analysis of society itself.” – Andrew Kerr
“It’s interesting to me that as a woman in a male-dominated industry, we are congratulated when we show ‘masculine’ characteristics, but often chagrined for being ‘girly.’” – Esmé Patterson
“Writing songs has always been a cathartic experience for me. It’s a way of processing my life in a way that is not self-destructive.” – Zach Rogue
Complete interview with Carlotta Cosials of Hinds used for the short take in Big Takeover #77.