Sunday Spotlight: Cupcake Diaz and the Felt Tip Pens


1. Hello! Who are you, where are you from and all that good stuff.
Hello hello. This is Cupcake Diaz and the Felt Tip Pens, how are you? We are from the ever so polite streets of Cheltenham.

2. Tell us a bit about the music you make.
We make alternative art grunge/punk pop music for fans of Sonic Youth, X-ray Specs, Talking Heads, At the Drive In, Fugazi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


3. When did you start and what made you want to start making music?
We all met at college many moons ago, and have been friends ever since. Pico (the red one) and Cupcake have been writing since they were fresh faced young ones. But we have been CCDFTP since 2016. We would say our mutual love of the above bands and various genres of music is what makes us want to make music. Also it’s super chuffing fun!!

4. Stage or studio?
We love both studio and stage. Studio is fun to make sounds, stage is fun to share and wow with said sounds!

5. What gear do you use to make your tunes?
Guitars are Ibanez Jet King 1,  and a Danelectro. Bass is a custom Daisy Rock number , and our kit is a collection of Yamaha and Mapex bits and bobs. Amp-wise we use Fender, Vox and the under rated Ashton!

6. And what is your choice bit of gear and why?
We love all our gear as it is pricey and vital to our sound so it’s all choice.

7. Where can we check out your tunes?

You can hear us on our Bandcamp page: Come get a involved, thanks for your time! x

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