Re: New band
I m guessing your not too interested in doing covers for a while? Maybe at least long enough to learn and addapt to each other's playing style? You could try picking a song you all know that has some sort of instrumental part and just explore it, change it up, jam out ya know what I mean? And record it, because someone might come up with something that s not part of the original and even one little riff, could be enough to build a new song from. And just give it time, patience is the key.
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake............