DIYing Breed

Interview by Christopher Kubick 

CK: Yo hi Bats. Please tell us the name of your band and who's in the band and what they do...

DIYing Breed

Bat:Guitar

Vic: Guitar

Dove: Drums

Ned: Bass

CK:  I don't know if “hiatus” is the correct term to use but after Public Nuisance, what where you up to all this time until now?

I was working (roading) for a few bands touring around, went back to school picked up an associates degree in autoCAD, was working and being sober for 10 years. I started showing my paintings in NYC and was visiting a lot. September 2016 I moved back here after 23 years away. The band started October 21st 2016.

CK: The entire band are seasoned veterans so to speak. What other bands were all you guys in before this band now?

Bat: Public Nuisance, NYC: Blank Generation

Vic: Hellbent, Sacrilege, Reagan Youth, Nausea, Chaos UK, Public Noise , and still in the Coffin Dodgers.

Dave Lindasay: Public Nuisance, Knockout James, Hammeerbrain, Holy Crow, Pig Pen, The Action Swingers, FF, The Pirssteen, Dawn Kids, Ned Haydon Band, Nobody’s Babies with Mirrian Linna, He also plays in Anna Copacabana’s band.

Ned Lindsay: Circle Kaos, Hammerbrain, Credo, Mother Jugs & Speed, Dawn Kids, and Ned Hayden band.

CK: Do you have a favorite cartoon character?

Bat: Wile E Coyote

Vic: Mutley

Dave: Tasmanian Devil

Ned: Reid Fleming,  World's Toughest Milkman,

CK: Any plans in the near future to release some music?

We are working on a full length vinyl release

CK: Who is your favorite artist your favorite author and what's your favorite food?

Bat: Van Gough, Stieg Larsson. Hot wings

Vic: Wallace Wood. Food good!

Dave: Matisse and Faulkner. Spare Ribs

Ned: Egan Schiele and Kafka. N.C. Barbecue

CK: If you could see any bands from the past that you never got a chance to see who would have been?

Bat: The Clash

Vic: 4 Jacks & A Jill

Dave: The Beatles

Ned: Professionals

Ck: What's the last book or magazine or comic that you read?

Bat: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Vic: Sound Man by Glyn Johns

Dave: Everything That Rises Must Converge

Ned: The Roxy London WC2: A Punk History

CK: What is your opinion on Hardcore and punk rock in the New York scene at the current moment?


It’s good what we all cared about & fought for is still carrying on the torch today.

CK: What's the worst experience you've ever had on the road?

Bat: Just Leaving NY on tour was hard enough.

Vic: Way to many issues to list

Dave: " " " " " " " " " " " " "

Ned: Flat tire in DC

CK : Currently we have an even bigger douche than usual in the White House. Do you think he'll get reelected?

Bat: I don’t read the papers or watch the news

Vic: yes

Dave: yes

Ned: Unfortunately as long as the economy is good, yes.

CK:  What is the first record that you ever bought?

Bat: Columbia House Records in the 70’s

Vic: Johnny Cash’s “One Piece at a Time” 7" 1976

Dave: Screaming for Vengeance

Ned: Paranoid by Black Sabbath $1.00 at a yard sale

CK: What is your favorite alcoholic beverage at band practice?

Bat: Cider

Vic: Coca Cola

Dave: Don’t ingest

Ned: Coffee

CK: Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, dude, much appreciated.