Music Bugle Exclusive – Q & A – TOCK

Photo courtesy of TOCK Facebook page.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

Time’s almost up.

Based out of Wisconsin, the self-proclaimed “dysfunctional duo” of TOCK recently premiered their new song “MACHINE.”

The act consists of members Joel Tock and Steve Laxton, their respective diverse musical backgrounds in a fruitful collision of alt/pop-rock glory.

The Music Bugle had the chance to talk with the duo about “MACHINE” and more.

Music Bugle – How would you describe Wisconsin to someone who has never been there before?

Steve Laxton – Much more beautiful than most people tend to think.

Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your style of music?

Joel Tock – Mainly what it sounds like.

Music Bugle – What is the hardest challenge in being a musical duo?

Steve Laxton – Joel.

Joel Tock – Steve.

Music Bugle – Besides the obvious, was there anything else that inspired the “TOCK” name and stylization?

Steve Laxton – Everything else was taken.

Music Bugle – What made you want to release “Machine” as a single?

Steve Laxton – The recording was finished.

Music Bugle – Does social media help or hurt musicians?

Joel – Yes, absolutely!

Music Bugle – What has been your most memorable moment while at a show?

Joel Tock – Stage diving and touching fans on a deep emotional level.

Music Bugle – Where are your favorite places to travel to?

Steve Laxton – Wisconsin, lately.

Music Bugle – How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Joel Tock – Well, for starters, we haven’t been able to get out and perform our music. We’ve had to keep it simple. Looking forward to playing gigs!

Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break?

Joel Tock – Our studio.

Steve Laxton – Yep, studio.

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