With a string of fantastically well-received singles and a new album, Deleted Scenes now out, it was the perfect time to site down with Dave Derby of Gramercy Arms to discuss his ever evolving, ultra-collaborative band and the music that they make.

Can we start by talking about the recent single Yesterday’s Girl, how it came about, and how you came to be writing with Lloyd Cole?

Lloyd and I are old friends and musical collaborators. We’ve been making music together since the mid-90s when he joined my old band Brilliantine, and I joined his band, the Negatives shortly thereafter. Our friend Geoff Sanoff, who was working with Steven Van Zandt, asked us to write a song for a Darlene Love record he was working on, and we wrote the song together. It turned out that unbeknownst to us at the time Bruce Springsteen was working on songs for the record…

read the full interview at The Big Takeover

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