Fitz and the Tantrums on Jilted Lovers, Spongebob, and Modern Soul


With their debut album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, LA soul purveyors Fitz and the Tantrums reinvigorated classic Motown tropes with a modern pop twist. Eschewing the use of guitars, the band builds its retro booty-shakers around horn blasts, keyboard runs, and even flute solos. Frontman and founder Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick found his perfect counterpart in co-singer Noelle Scaggs; and in our latest interactive video interview, they talk about being compared to Ike and Tina, covering the Eurythmics and the Raconteurs, dodging Spongebob underpants, and the clever pun behind their band’s name.

Control the interview yourself by selecting any question in the player below to receive an immediate response. Also be sure to check out other artists in the Flavorpill Interactive Interview series, including Chiddy Bang, Dean Ween, and Ellie Goulding.

For more Fitz and the Tantrums, visit their official website, check out their fantastic episode of Live From Daryl’s House, become a fan on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and buy a copy of their debut album.

Fitz and the Tantrums