Formed in 2010 in Venice, CA, The Mowgli’s are a six piece band consisting of Colin Dieden – (vocals/guitar), Joshua Hogan – (vocals/guitar), Katie Jayne Earl – (vocals), Matthew Di Panni – (bass), David Appelbaum – (keys), Andy Warren – (drums). The Mowgli’s have evolved from playing small parties to the stages of some of the largest festivals. They’re here to spread love and positivity through their music as well as working with numerous charities (IRC, Heal The Bay, Happy Bottoms). After some time off, they recently released a new single called “Real Good Life” and are currently on a tour of the same name, which they describe as back to basic’s and a more intimate kind of tour. We got together to chat with The Mowgli’s about their 2018 plans, inspirations, new music, and more!
1. Hey guys! Can you tell us a little bit about The Mowgli’s for those who may not be familiar with you?
We are a band from Los Angeles trying to bring some positivity to the rest of this world.
2. You guys recently released your new single “Real Good Life”, what was the inspiration behind that song and why did you choose that one to release?
Real Good Life was written by Josh and Colin and it is a message to everyone to try to let go of negativity. Life is always going to be challenging, especially with the climate of the world right now, and this song is the light at the end of that dark tunnel. People need happy music now more than ever.
3. If you guys had to describe your band in one word how would you describe it?
4. Would you say there is a certain theme to each album you release?
Each album has progressed a lot. The first album was very loose and care free while the second was more pop focused. The third record is a little more emo and reflects more on how love doesn’t always mean things will go perfectly.
5. Are there any key influences you guys have when making each album? Do they change?
We influence each other now more than ever. We try to lean on each other for the best new songs.
6. Speaking of albums, is there a new one in the works? anything you can tell us about?
We have been working on a lot of new music. We are going to release another song on 3/23 and we are just really excited about the new music.
7. You guys have been to the Boston area before, are there any places that you love to go to, or any that you’d love to explore in the area?
Chicago, Kansas City, NYC, and anytime we can play a hometown Los Angeles show we are happy.
8. How did you guys get involved with The International Rescue Committee? Has that inspired your music in any way?
Katie brought the IRC to our attention during the Syrian refugee crisis. We felt so inspired by what they do that we needed to do something with them. Helping the IRC has become intertwined with our already existing message and it will continue to do so throughout all of our music.
9. I’ve heard that this tour you want to go back to the basics, what can we expect from this tour?
Small rooms, lots of energy, some new tunes, and lots of love.
10. Who would you guys love to collab and/or tour with?
Tour with Dashboard confessional and collaborate with Gwen Stefani.
11. What can we expect from you guys in 2018?
Lots of new music and many more tours.
12. Lastly, many people have been jamming to your music, but what have you guys been jamming to recently?
SZA, Local Natives, Maren Morris, and our tour buddies Mainland.
Make sure to catch The Mowgli’s on tour!
MAR 6 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
MAR 8 Basement East Nashville, TN
MAR 10 Parish Austin, TX
MAR 11 House of Blues – Cambridge Room Dallas, TX
MAR 13 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
MAR 14 Casbah San Diego, CA
MAR 16 The Moroccan Los Angeles, CA
MAR 17 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, CA
MAR 19 Doug Fir Portland, OR
MAR 20 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
MAR 23 Globe Hall Denver, CO
MAR 24 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
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Listen to their new single below!