All this week, Behind the Setlist is previewing Volume, a music festival in Spokane, Washington, which features 100 DIY and indie artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond (put together by our friends at the Inlander). Our Spokane team will be on the ground during Volume on June 2 and June 3, but we wanted to dive into these artists ahead of time.

Who are they, where do they come from, and what can we expect? We turned up the Volume on each artist for a little preview palaver.

Goddamned Animals @ The Big Dipper, 6/2, 10:15 pm

Where are you from and how did the group come together?

We are from Portland, OR. We got together in 2012, but took a few year hiatus. We had all been in previous bands together or bands that played together, so we were running in the same circles.

What’s your favorite song to play live?

I like playing “Moses” because of the straight forward drumming. Actually, most of our songs are pretty straight forward as far as drums go. Still a fun one to play.

What goes into the making of a great setlist?

A Sharpie and a page out of Steve’s dream journal is how we make ours. A “great setlist”? I have no idea.

While at Volume fest, who are you most excited to see perform?

Belt Of Vapor. I saw them a few years back when we rolled through in another band. They rip!

What are your plans for the rest of the year? Writing, recording, touring?

We just released our first full-length on the 23rd of May, so right now we are in the planning stages for our record release here in Portland when we get them in hand. We have been working on a couple new ones and are possibly looking at doing a split with our buds in the Without. We will probably do some western state touring here and there for the time being. We are super stoked to play Volume Fest.

Answers by Scott Thomason. Follow Goddamned Animals on Facebook. Get Volume tickets here


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