Q) How would you describe your sound?
A) We have a saying that is, "Trying to describe what music sounds like is like trying to draw a picture of what spaghetti tastes like." It's tough! That said, we're a rock band that writes pop songs that usually tell a story. At times we're dark, quirky and funny. We don't take ourselves very seriously, but we're very serious about the music we make and the shows we play.
Q) Who are some of your influences?
A) We all listen to very different stuff, but Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Weezer, Queen, They Might Be Giants, Pantera and more!
Q) How did the band get their name?
A) Ludo is a character in the 1980's Jim Henson directed film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie.
Q) What made you decide to name your album You're Awful, I Love You?
A) It's a lyric from the first song on the record, "Love Me Dead." It seems to be a theme on the album, as well as it describes the range of emotions covered.
Q) What will people like about your single "Love Me Dead?"
A) Hopefully, something! I guess people identify with the concept. It's about that relationship that you know is no good for you and everyone around you knows, too. But, you just can't seem to end it.
Q) What is your favorite track on the album and why?
A) I would say "Love Me Dead" or "Drunken Lament." I think they're both classic Ludo songs that accurately represent what we do as a band. "Topeka" is up there, too. That one's different for us, musically and thematically.
Q) How much hand did the band have in the production of the CD?
A) We had lots of hand in it! Matt Wallace, who produced, really just helped us reach our goals for the album. He was amazing and didn't force anything on us. It was a great experience.
Q) What can people expect from a live Ludo concert?
A) I don't know. I don't even know what to expect when we get on stage.
Q) Why should people take their time to pick up your album?
A) It's different.
Q) What would you like to say to your fans and supporters?
A) Believe in yourself and follow your dreams, unless your dreams are stupid, in which case you should find something else to believe in.
ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY VOCALIST, MOOG PLAYER AND KEYBOARDIST TIM CONVY