Interview with Fab The Duo

Written by Divine Magazine

Fab The Duo is a Los Angeles-based alternative duo, aiming to smash societal norms through music and love.

Previously hailing from New York, the glamorous boyfriend pair, Greg Driscoll and Brendan Eprile, create music that intoxicates audiences with confidence. Fab doesn’t just stand for “fabulous”— it’s also an acronym that stands for Fierce Ass Bitches. Having experimented with a multitude of genres and styles, Fab has finally found its true sound in the alternative world— a little bit rock, a little bit pop, pure alt. The duo recently completed a two-week national tour, including opening slots for well-known artists like Jordy and Betty Who.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Don’t let any kind of labels or societal conventions hold you back from doing whatever you want to do. Life is too short and the world is too fucked up for you to be anything but yourself. 

Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

We got our start performing in New York, playing at iconic venues like The Cutting Room, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Bowery Electric. After moving to LA, we’ve played venues like Madame Siam, Resident, Bar Lubitsch, and The Whiskey A Go Go. We’ve also toured across the country, playing in cities like Portland, Austin, DC, Dallas, Boston, San Diego, and Nashville. Probably the most incredible concert we ever played was opening for Betty Who at the legendary Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. We wouldn’t say we have a least-favorite venue, but we’ve definitely had our share of performing for just the sound guy!

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

There’s honestly a lot we would change. The number-one thing we would change is making it more financially accessible for independent artists. It costs so much money to record, produce, and promote music, and most smaller bands don’t break even touring. There are so many talented artists that we will never hear of simply because the industry wasn’t accessible to them. The other big thing we’d change is the industry’s obsession with social media like Tik Tok. While Tik Tok can be a powerful tool for promoting music, the general trend is that record labels are only interested in signing Tik Tok stars, with little concern for long term artist development and talent. The message we are sending artists is they have to be “content creators” to be successful, which is honestly hurting the kind of music that is being put out right now, as it’s all about short “viral” hits and less about the songwriting and the art. 

What about your music is rebellious, unconventional, or unusual?

We pride ourselves on not fitting a mold, and our rebellious music reflects that. Even our album is called “Mascara Revolution”. As an interracial gay couple and rock band, there is literally no one else like us. Our music doesn’t fit in any lane— it’s commercial, theatrical, hard-hitting, and experimental and we can’t be tied down to just one genre. 

If we were to look at the artists you are listening to, who would be on your playlist?

Some of the current artists on our playlist include Royal & The Serpent, UPSAHL, Bishop Briggs, Beauty School Dropout, Yungblud, and The Struts. 

What are your ambitions as a songwriter and musician from here?
We want to continue our momentum and reach a larger audience. Right now we still have to work other jobs and we’d love to make this a full-time career. The sky is the limit for us— eventually, we want to be globally recognized and win a GRAMMY. 

What would be the ideal food to have cooked for you on a date night?

Sushi! We love sushi

What would be a good theme song for your life?

”Hot Mess” by GIRLI

What was the last TV series you watched on TV?

The last full TV series we watched was Netflix’s Dahmer. Creepy. 

What makes you nostalgic?

GLEE. Imagine what Glee would be like now, dealing with today’s issues like coronavirus and singing “WAP”. It would be hilarious. Other honorable mentions include Gushers, Scooby Doo, Pop Tarts, and Capris Sun. 

What’s your most expensive piece of clothing?

Greg’s Moschino jacket. He got a hell of a deal on it though!

After two EPs and over a dozen singles, Fab The Duo are finally dropping their debut album “Mascara Revolution”. “Mascara Revolution” is a ten-song culmination of all the blood, sweat, and tears the duo have put in over the past few years. Produced by Niko Vaude and mastered by multi-GRAMMY-winning Chris Gehhringer of Sterling Sound (audio engineer of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour”), the album takes listeners on an emotional journey as they navigate the inner moments of the history-making boyfriend pair. Highlights of the album include popular singles “Chill Pill” (a moody anthem about mental health that made it on Apple Music’s New In Alternative Playlist and Spotify’s Out Now Playlist) and “Nice Guy” (an instant pop-punk classic that was featured on Apple Music’s New In Rock playlist and made it on publications like Variance and Wonderland Magazine). The album also includes for the first time ever solo songs sung by Greg Driscoll and Brendan Eprile, as well as their lead single “Hand To Hold”, a moody and driving alt-rock banger about exploring one’s own darkside, featuring vocal powerhouse and Tik Tok star KP Wolfe. 

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