Q&A with Ryan O'Rourke of Table Talk

Q&A with Ryan O'Rourke of Table Talk

Long Island indie rock band Table Talk have already had a busy year of playing shows and most recently releasing their new two song EP, Where I Am Without You last month, and they're already looking toward the future. With more live shows lined up this summer and a new album hopefully in the works, anything is possible for these guys. Learn more about Table Talk below and listen to Where I Am Without You HERE.  

Interview by Dom Vigil

Can you tell us a little bit about Table Talk for any readers who might not be familiar? 

Table Talk is everything to me personally. Honestly Rob, Sal, and Jon are my brothers - they help me create art that is extremely personal and important to me. 

It’s only May, but already you guys have had a busy year of playing shows and releasing your new EP, Where I Am Without You. What has been the highlight of your year so far?

I wouldn't really say that this year has had a highlight. We like to treat every show the same whether there are 10 people there or hundreds of people there. If I had to choose though, I would say our tour kickoff show in January. There were loads of people there. 

Where I Am Without You dropped just a couple of weeks ago. Now that you’ve had the time to play it live and hear some feedback, what are some of your favorite things about the EP?

I love both of the songs. I think that these songs were the perfect transition of what is to come from us. They're catchy and fun but still pretty personal. 

Did you have any major goals in mind when working on Where I Am Without You?

Not really, we just had them done so we were like "Hey let's record them and put them out and see what happens.“ The response to them is better than I could ever have hoped though.

Were there any challenges you had to face when working on the EP? 

There are always challenges for us while writing songs but that's the fun of it. When you finally finish a song that's been giving you trouble it's a great feeling.

On the flip side, what were some of the more rewarding moments of working on it?

I think the most rewarding moments while working on this EP was being in the studio tracking and finally hearing everything come together. We couldn't believe that what we were hearing was actually us. 

With the EP out now, do you have any other big plans for the rest of this summer?

Nothing crazy, some brief weekend tours and a lot of writing for now. Who knows what's next. We're all on the same page and ready to work as hard as we need to.

What are you looking forward to during the rest of 2017?

I'm looking forward to writing the rest of our new record. We also have some very cool shows lined up with some of the coolest bands.

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?

No problem! Thanks for taking the time to interview me. One thing I'd like to add is that if you have never heard of us before please check us out and tell a friend!

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