What Matters Most To You?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies

April 01, 2021 Anna Cei - The Pink Spider Web Season 1 Episode 8
What Matters Most To You?
Eve - Sykotic Tendencies
Show Notes Transcript Chapter Markers

Meet young Eve who has been on stage since the age of 12. 
Eve is the youngest guest on our first season of 
What Matters Most to You? 
She is the vocalist and bassist in the punk band Sykotic Tendencies.
On drums and on the guitar are her older brothers Julian and Jonas.
This young woman is wise beyond her years. 

Tune in for some advice to grown-ups, and to get to know what this young woman thinks is really important.
Music in this episode:
Sykotic Tendencies - Apocalypse
Sykotic Tendencies - Log off

https://sykotictendencies.com/

https://sykotictendencies.bandcamp.com/

Bandcamp is also where you can support her and her band by buying some of their merch (as I mention in the episode)!! >>>>

https://sykotictendencies.bandcamp.com/merch

https://www.facebook.com/Sykotictendencies/

https://www.instagram.com/sykotic_tendencies/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgr8t_8CUPYkZmRMLm52TMw


Anna Cei:

Hi, welcome to "What matters most to you?". In each Hi Eve

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

.Hi.

Anna Cei:

Welcome to my podcast. How are you today?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'm good. Thank you.

Anna Cei:

So before we dive in and talk about what matters most

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'm 14

Anna Cei:

You are 14 And where are you right now?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'm in Texas. at my home in Bryan,

Anna Cei:

And Bryan, Texas. Where is that? For those of us

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

It's about like an hour away from

Anna Cei:

About an hour away?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I think so.

Anna Cei:

Mmm, So you're a student right now, right?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'm homeschooled.

Anna Cei:

Right, But you're still a student, even if it's at

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

So what grade are you in? Are you in middle school or

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I would be in ninth grade.

Anna Cei:

And right now it's vacation, I guess. But still. In

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Um,like, why did I become homeschooled

Anna Cei:

Yeah, yeah. I mean, is there a reason for you being

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Um,I wanted to be homeschooled for a

Anna Cei:

And you have two older brothers, right?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

So are the three of you all of you homeschooled? Yes. Mmm. That must be fun. Yeah, and what's your favorite subject is

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Um, yes, you can. My favorite subject here is like music and stuff.

Anna Cei:

oh math and music. That's kind of a cool combo. So you still, like math?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes, I do

Anna Cei:

I happen to know that even though your 14 year old you

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

Tell me a little bit about that.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Um, I'm in a band with my two

Anna Cei:

And what instrument do you play?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I play bass and I sing.

Anna Cei:

Mm mmm. Then your one brother is on guitar and one on drums?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

And what's the name of the band?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

The name of our band is "Sykotic

Anna Cei:

"Sykotic Tendencies". And I know you have a little bit

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

So it's S Y K O T I C tendencies, I think. Right?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

For how long have you been playing bass? And been

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I've been playing bass for I think,

Anna Cei:

Oh, that's so cool. So you've been playing bass four

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah, I think I started when I was 10.

Anna Cei:

Wow.And did you play any other instruments? Or before

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

No.

Anna Cei:

No bass. And what what made you choose the bass?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I just my parents taught me a bass and

Anna Cei:

I mean, it's not that common. A bass is pretty long

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

No, I just started like playing

Anna Cei:

Mm, but now you stand up. I've seen you on stage.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

You grown into it.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

Do you have any like, favorite music that you listen

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I listen to a lot of different

Anna Cei:

a lot of punk.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

And so that's when you talk about Sykotic Tendencies.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'd say so.

Anna Cei:

Mmm. And who writes the lyrics and who composes the

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I write the lyrics and Jonas

Anna Cei:

and he's the middle brother, right?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

And what's the name of the oldest brother ? Julian Julian, come on, three siblings. Don't you ever argue

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes. All the time.

Anna Cei:

Are they hard on you? I mean, or are they like overly

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

we all are kind of equal to each other.

Anna Cei:

the regular sibling stuff.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

And and are you able to rehearse at home then? Yes, that's where we practice and rehearse. And you have I was 12 12 years old. Okay. Was that something you really decided

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I never really wanted to, because

Anna Cei:

You feel stressed about being on stage. But once

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

At the beginning of this set It's.. I'm

Anna Cei:

Right. So what's the best part of being onstage?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Just I guess, playing the instruments.

Anna Cei:

You must have friends in your own age who do not play

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

They think it's really cool.

Anna Cei:

Because you are cool. I think you're super cool. I mean, I'm like one of your

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Thank you.

Anna Cei:

Mm, so the lyrics writing you said it's mostly you

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

And how do you like do how , when do these texts come

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I write down lyrics whenever I

Anna Cei:

Do you ever collaborate with your brothers

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah, they're in there. And they try

Anna Cei:

they have to stay away for like, you have 51% of the

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

Tell me something else. What does a 14 year old do

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I skate. And that's

Anna Cei:

boarding or roller skating?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I am learning both right now. So both

Anna Cei:

new freestyling or what kind of skating? Do you do

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I do just like normal skating and

Anna Cei:

Right Right

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'm gonna start there more.

Anna Cei:

Is there any other sport or anything active you

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Not really?

Anna Cei:

Not really! Okay. You and me both I don't mind. I like

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

yeah,

Anna Cei:

that's wonderful to have fresh air and sit outside.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

So how do you see your music like in the future? Is

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I want to do it like for as long as it

Anna Cei:

What What do you feel that music , or doing music

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I don't know. It just makes me

Anna Cei:

That's a very good reason. If it makes you happy.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

That's great. If you don't mind, we're gonna pause

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

Thank you so much. That was really cool. Right now

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Um, I don't really know. I'm just kind

Anna Cei:

What country would you like to go to?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I would really like to play in

Anna Cei:

England. Is it because of the punk roots?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah,

Anna Cei:

well, we're gonna have to make that happen then.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah,

Anna Cei:

talking about punk music punk music is very often your lyrics? Or is it more the style of punks? The clothing the

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Um,I think it's definitely like the

Anna Cei:

It goes together kinda.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah,

Anna Cei:

cool. Okay, so now we know a little bit about you. And

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'm sorry, let me think for a

Anna Cei:

Yeah, yeah, no, that's fine.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I think like what came to mind

Anna Cei:

Treat people how you want to be treated the golden

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes. I think about it all the time. Like, and it's not even just because that I just think that's how it should work.

Anna Cei:

It's connected with a big word called empathy. And to

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

It's also a very religious statement in a way it

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I don't think I don't think it's

Anna Cei:

right. Your own standards like regardless of

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

How do you feel because Texas? I mean, for us

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I've noticed it. I'm not religious,

Anna Cei:

Mmm. So before prior to you were homeschooled, you

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

And was that noticeable among your peers in

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Since I stopped going to public school

Anna Cei:

And your parents hasn't really forced you to go No, this treat others the way you want to be treated. Is that

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I think so Yes, I definitely

Anna Cei:

And and if you were thinking, What's going around

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I'm sorry, can you repeat the

Anna Cei:

I'm just thinking, like, you know, it's quite like How to be better at this?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I think we, we wrote a song about, women, or whatever, they what they have to say doesn't really

Anna Cei:

Mm hmm.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

And understand that just because

Anna Cei:

right. And that's why I really wanted to have you on

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

And do you think that then music is your way of

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Oh, yes, I definitely think so.

Anna Cei:

Is there any other way that you think that you will

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I don't think so. I mean, just by guess,

Anna Cei:

even though you're a little bit shy person on stage,

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

It might be worth to overcome it. Right.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

Cuz I can feel maybe this is one of your first have a band? Maybe they want to play in a band? What kind of

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

If they're in a band or something,

Anna Cei:

What's the toughest thing about going and continue?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I don't know. There's maybe like

Anna Cei:

Mm mm.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Because not everyone's gonna like you,

Anna Cei:

Mm mm.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

And we haven't ever had anyone be like,

Anna Cei:

right.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Something I worry about,

Anna Cei:

like people who don't like and raise their voice. We

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

Have you encounter any of that already?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

No.

Anna Cei:

Well, good. Let's keep it that way. Yeah, but I mean,

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

So who so as a woman as a young woman, who's your really did something I want to go, I want to do something like

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

No, not really. I mean, I just, I just kind of want to do what I want to do. I've never

Anna Cei:

I love this, like, Yes, I want to do what I want to

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

That would be a great world. I think if we will listen

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

Because your oldest brother is already out of high

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

So isn't it gonna be a problem like life might split

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I think that for now we're good. I Mmm.mm The guitarist Jonas graduates.

Anna Cei:

Do you have any plan anything else you want to study

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I want to still do music stuff. But I

Anna Cei:

Well, that kind of plays into the stage part,

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah,

Anna Cei:

like it can be applied to your own stage persona.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

When you're up there on stage, do you feel like

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

um, I just feel mostly the same,

Anna Cei:

because I have a friend in Japan he's Japanese. lyrics, he's like the band manager, so to speak.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I do kind of do that where I like

Anna Cei:

so who is the leader in your band? Do you have like

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

What songs to play, I, I decide because me and Jonas don't really do that. Because we're

Anna Cei:

about the drummer brother, Julian, the drummer is the one who then talks up on

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Julian Yes.

Anna Cei:

So you said that you were thinking like you would

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

How do you how do you finance all these costs?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Our parents

Anna Cei:

Parents Okay, so we need to push for your

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes,

Anna Cei:

yeah. So we can finance bands like you. In the

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

band camp

Anna Cei:

band camp, okay. So we will direct people and go and

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

The band isn't I am

Anna Cei:

you are? Is it fun?

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Not not. I mean, it's fun. But it's

Anna Cei:

it's a little bit different nowadays, compared to get it. How do you feel like being a child of a more modern

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

Do you think that's a good thing for you as a

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

I think it's a good thing. But it is kind of stressful, in a way

Anna Cei:

to put to be a little bit pressure on you.

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah.

Anna Cei:

Well, I am so happy that we got to talk. Is there

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

to our fans, thank you for supporting

Anna Cei:

and maybe to treat others the way they want to be

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yeah,

Anna Cei:

the thing that's most important to you. We are a fan

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

I'm really happy. Thank you so much Eve for your

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Thank you for having me.

Anna Cei:

I look forward to seeing you as soon as I return

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes.

Anna Cei:

Or in Sweden, which has a huge punk scene along

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Yes,

Anna Cei:

I really I really want to support you, wholeheartedly

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

Thank you.

Anna Cei:

Okay, bye bye

Eve - Sykotic Tendencies:

bye

intro
Eve
Music - Sykotic Tendencies - Apocalypse
Eve interview
EVe gets the question: What Matters Most to You?
Music - Sykotic Tendencies - Log Off