Greta Van Fleet Won’t Fight Like Kinks and Oasis
Greta Van Fleet addressed the issue of potential sibling rivalry in the band, which consists of brothers Jake, Josh and Sam Kiszka, along with drummer Danny Wagner.
Bassist Sam said that, unlike the Kinks' Davies brothers and the Gallagher brothers of Oasis, among others, the Kiszkas would manage to avoid tearing their own group apart.
“I think that the fact we all beat each other up on a regular basis … ” Sam joked in a new interview with Consequence of Sound. “That used to happen back when we used to write in the garage. The thing is, it’s kind of like one of those silly stereotypes that boys really get over things quickly, and we do, especially being brothers. It’s actually quite funny, the kind of arguments that we go through, and it’s never personal. When we’re writing or in the mode of an artist, all can be forgiven once that’s all over.”
He noted they "tend to be very aggressive, sometimes stubborn when it comes to creativity. And everybody plays a role in the creative process. Sometimes Josh and Jake are flying in the stars and doing something far too abstract, and then I kind of bring them down. And sometimes I’m flying too high, and sometimes it’s great for your bandmates to bring you back to Earth.”
Sam argued that there were more benefits than drawbacks in working with his brothers. “There’s a lot of very special things that happen with brothers in the band,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything that we’re afraid to say to each other, and that goes for Daniel too. … I think that it’s a very healthy writing and recording process. And especially having to tour, I think it really is the next level of having a rolling family on the road, knowing each other so well, and being able to live with each other. I think it’s a very overlooked, but very important, thing.”