Episode 008: Will Pugh (Cartel)


I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Will Pugh since 2004, back before his band Cartel struck pop-punk gold with Chroma, their debut full-length. From there, the group went on to star in Band In A Bubble, a high-profile MTV reality show and live web series that thrust them even further into the mainstream fray. These days, Cartel is enjoying independent life; their new album, the self-funded and self-produced Collider, hit digital retailers in March 2013. Aside from his involvement in Cartel, Will is also an aspiring producer. I caught up with Will to chat about the making of some of Cartel’s most popular songs and how a very unlikely topic inspired their heaviest song to date.

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