When stimulus tackles multiple senses, the experience can be that much more intense. That’s about the aim with Granny 4 Barrel, a “Neo-Victorian steampunk shock rock” band that couples with its auditory offerings a “Granny” character that etches itself in your memory. In fact, ED (Exotic Dancer) Publications spoke with Granny to get a better feel for this band that triumphantly captures your attention and keeps it with its music. Their latest track, “She Likes Guns,” is on the latest installment of StripJointsMusic, a DJ pool exclusively for strip club DJs! The song also features a video directed by none other than Stormy Daniels!

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ED: You’ve described yourselves as a “Neo-Victorian steampunk shock rock nightmare”—that’s quite the specific description. And to my knowledge, there’s no such genre that exists! Was that the point: To let people know that they’ve never seen or heard anything like Granny 4 Barrels before?

GRANNY: Ha! Well, I like to be direct! And yes you are correct, I can assure you Granny 4 Barrel is not like anything folks have ever seen before. Now I wouldn’t necessarily call my description of what we are a genre per se….it’s more of a description of the look and feel. Ultimately we are a hybrid style, an amalgam if you will of rock, metal and shock-rock elements.

ED: How was “Granny” born? What’s the backstory on the character?

GRANNY: There’s a lot of legends circulating about Granny’s origin. But I will say that rebellion, horror and a bit of humor found their way into the character of Granny. There are a lot of layers to the character and psychology of this being and I can channel the vibe in ways I can’t even articulate. Once Granny steps onto the stage, the person that used to exist in that body no longer exists. Very much like Ziggy Stardust inhabited the body of a rock star!

ED: The video for “She Likes Guns” was directed by Stormy Daniels. Obviously, she’s one of the most high-profile people in the U.S. today, and she also is an award-winning adult film director. How did you connect with her on directing that video? Did you have much personal interaction with her, and how would you assess her work as a director?

GRANNY: We connected through our mutual friend Jesse James Dupree. This was in the summer of 2017 long before Stormy was in the news the way she is now. We had a fantastic time working together and she really helped to translate our vision for the song into a video. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and has a killer work ethic. We knocked this thing down in 12 hours (of course, editing was separate). But I would work with her again in a heartbeat and, in fact, we have been having discussions about future videos!

ED: You just wrapped up a tour as support for CKY; how did that go? As a support act, it’s surely the goal to “win over” the crowd and gain new fans. How were you received by the crowds and how much do you think it’s helped to build your fan base?

GRANNY: I have to say this was an incredible tour. We had a previous tour get canceled and jumped on the CKY tour three shows into their tour. So as you can imagine, advertising and marketing for G4B were limited and in some cases did not exist. Case in point, we would show up at a club and they did not know we were on the bill, which also means that the crowd did not know we were on the bill—that’s a tough gig. But, every single night Granny 4 Barrel worked hard to entertain the crowds and they seemed to really love us! We certainly had to earn their trust but once they saw and felt our honesty and felt the sheer raw power of this band, they loved it.

CKY and Nekrogoblikon were great bands to tour with and their fans are very much of the same mindset as G4B. They completely “got it!” This has translated into more new dedicated fans and friends!

“We had a fantastic time working (with Stormy) and she really helped to translate our vision for the song into a video. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and has a killer work ethic. I would work with her again in a heartbeat and, in fact, we have been having discussions about future videos!” – Granny of Granny 4 Barrel

ED: Your live shows are a vital part of the Granny 4 Barrel experience; if someone has never seen the band live, what can they expect from a Granny 4 Barrel live show?

GRANNY: You can expect to be entertained, shocked and rocked! This is vital to the very essence of G4B! We never forget that this is the entertainment business. Rock fans come to shows hoping to have an amazing, memorable experience and this is what we deliver, every night, 100%.

ED: StripJointsMusic.com services gentlemen’s clubs nationwide and gets music out to their DJs, so why would “I Feel Love” and/or “She Likes Guns” be a great song to get played at gentlemen’s clubs across the U.S?

GRANNY: OK, let’s talk about this for a second. First and foremost, it’s the grooves and vibes of both songs. They lend themselves to dancing, mood and also rocking at the same time. Then, of course, the lyrical content. I mean you’re at a strip club and you’re hearing “I Feel Love” … I mean, that’s a no-brainer. And when you hear “She Likes Guns” same thing—it’s a got a sexy vibe and double meaning lyrics. It’s very sexual, just the way Granny likes it!

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