Give us your name and your roles in the band?
Hi, Ian Hawkins, Band leader, Song writer, Gig getter, PR department, Pilot, Goal Keeper.... Take us behind the formation of the group and how you all met?
Well at the minute I am the only standing member. The band evolved out of a cover band I was doing-Steely Dan, ZZ Top, and all sorts. Then I built a studio and started writing these songs some of which are on this release, then some friends of mine did get on board and we did
Give us your name and your roles in the band?
Noko: My name’s Noko and I’m largely responsibly for the guitar-playing, soundscape
and production of the Am I Dead Yet? operation. Take us behind the formation of the group and how you all met?
Mary and I have known each other for years and have shared many a rock’n’roll
stage with Apollo 440 in particular. We first met through our mutual friend Kark Leiker,
who was the bass player in my band Luxuria in the late ’80s. We firs
Give us your name and your roles in the band? Hey, I’m Steven Campbell, lead vocalist and bass player of Avalanche, we also have Veronica ‘V’ Taleski on lead guitar, Ryan Roma on drums, and only recently, had Arthur Divis join on rhythm guitar. Take us behind the formation of the group and how you all met? We formed in early 2018, we used to jam in Ryan’s dad's steel factory late at night after work, writing and working on original material. He and Veronica have been jamming
Give us your name and your roles in the band? Lavy Josephsohn (Lead vocals & guitars) Nadav dori (Guitars & vocals) Assaf (Jessie) Dori (Drums) Take us behind the formation of the group and how you all met? Lavy: I met Jessie when he was the drummer for a band called “Got No Shame” in 2007, I was in my own band, our bands had a few shows together back then. A few years down the line, in 2010, I joined his band and we went on our first US tour. Jessie: So around 2012 our old b
Give us your name and your roles in the band? Justin: My name is Justin Goodson and I’m the vocalist for Days To Come. Brandon Rix is our guitarist and Jalen Hall is our drummer. Take us behind the formation of the group and how you all met? I went into a local music store in Albany, GA one day before a gig to pick up some guitar strings, and I mentioned to the sales guy that I was looking to start a band. He got me in touch with Brandon and we’ve been together ever since. T
Give us your name and your roles in the band? We are The Radio Broadcast
Kristin Sings and plays keys
Michael Plays keys as well as samples and loops Take us behind the formation of the group and how you all met? We met in a tattoo shop in Ohio 2005 and started playing music together in 2008 and formed TRB in 2009. Michael grew up playing drums in punk bands and Kristin grew up playing the piano but at the time when we met neither of us were involved in anything musically.
If you don't know Kurt Riley, you'll be well versed with their music by the end of this interview. The Ithaca, NY based act is based within the metapop realm, channeling their innermost influences into some sonic pleasures that are well worth checking out. Kurt took some time out to talk about the group's beginnings, the origin of their sound, their creative process, the recording of their latest release "Be Cool", and what the guys like to do in their spare time. Here is the
Wrapping up the week with an interview featuring Sao Paulo, Brazil based High Moonlight. The band's sound is primarily hard rock based, with flashes of Black Sabbath and AC/DC thrown in for good measure, but each of the members' individual influences bubble up to the surface. Guitarist/composer Robert was nice enough to take some time out to talk about how the group formed, how they learn to stay on the same page musically, the band's creative process, the recording of their
Photo Credit: Flash Flood Photography Spend some time getting to know Tampa, FL based Shattered. The metal outfit have gained a reputation for being a loud, abrasive band that has a strong musical self-esteem of who they are and where they want to take their music moving forward. Lead vocalist Fred Verett was nice enough to take some time out to talk about the band's origins, their musical influences, their creative process, and the recording of their forthcoming release "Ski
Get hyped for KOLARS appearance at The Mid East Upstairs tonight with my exclusive interview with the duo. Drummer Lauren Brown and singer/guitarist Rob Kolar take some time out to talk about the group's formation, how their musical influences manifest themselves in the band's sound, how they would classify themselves musically, what a typical writing/recording process is like for the band, the genesis behind their latest single "Touch The Lightning", plus how the audience ha
Starting off your week with an interview w/ Toronto based electronic outfit Gnostic Gorilla. The group is essentially a one man operation manned by Dean Mason, and the group has a bevy of electronic influences ranging from gothic to industrial and even new wave to create a truly diverse musical blend that appeals to listeners from all the aforementioned genres and beyond. Dean was nice enough to take some time and talk about the group's formation, his musical influences, his
Spend some time getting acquainted with Canadian based rockers VAYA in my exclusive interview. The trio have a hard edged sound to them, bound by Victoria's billowing vocal presence that raptures the audience's attention, along with Phil's blazing guitar melodies and Raphael's furious drum patterns that really make the group stand from the outset. The group were nice enough to take some time out to talk about their formation, their musical influences, what their creative proc
Spend some time getting acquainted with Columbus, OH rockers Lovesick Radio. Splitting their time between Ohio and Las Vegas, the group have an old school sound somewhere reared in between Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, but with their own distinct personalities to match. Two members of the group David and Troy were rad enough to take some time out to talk about the band's formation, their creative process, the recording process behind their latest single "Bloodshot Eyes
Photo Credit: Justine Newman Photography You've landed in the doghouse today with an interview featuring my good buddy Matt Wikstrom, leader of the Northeastern University fan section called The Doghouse. If you had been at Matthews Arena like I have over the last couple of years at men's hockey games, you might have noticed these loud, brash, and loyal fans yelling and shouting at opposing goalies yelling "Sieve you suck!" amongst other things, and showering praise over our
Kicking off the month of August with an interview featuring drummer Alex Kaufman. You may remember him from my interview I did with him last summer and his other band Light Warriors. Currently out on tour with Zuli, Alex is a handsome and phenomenally talented drummer who has an diverse and immense skill set that allows him to adapt to any genre of music that he sees fit. I was blown away with his talents in Light Warriors, and how his personality really brings out the best i
Can't get enough of The Mocking Jays? Check out my interview with the Nottingham, UK indie funksters whom you may remember from my post the other day highlighting their brand new single "Edge of Your Knife". The lovely lads have a smoldering sex appeal, with undeniable talent that will definitely arouse some interest within yourself that you can't contain. The lovely lads sit down to talk about their beginnings, how the band formed, their early musical interests, their creati
Starting things off right today with an interview featuring Altoona, PA pop-punkers Post Season. These fellas are starting to gain some traction and steam with their forthcoming self-titled album slated to drop on July 13. The band have already been exposed to countless fans while getting their feet wet with State Champs, Knuckle Puck, and Head North to name a few out on tour. Lead vocalist Dan Tippery was rad enough to take us behind the origin of Post Season, how the member
Have a real treat for you today as we sit down for a chat with Fort Worth, TX's own Ben Jammin Barnett. The musician/engineer/producer is known as being a jack of all trades, dabbling in multiple projects at once and not at all showing any signs of fatigue or exhaustion, and having enough energy that lasts multiple days to give it his all during recording sessions. Ben has just released his debut instrumental EP "District Five" that he was so kind enough to talk about, as wel
Spend some time getting acquainted with Budapest, Hungary's punk rock outfit The Hellfreaks. The collective have been crafting their aggressive rhythms for quite some time now, and aim to get their sound over to American audiences whom may not be too familiar with them. We talk about how the group got started, their musical influences, how the recording process usually works for them, and their hopes for the future. Here is the transcript from our chat: Give us your names and
Wrapping up your week with an interview with London based goth punkers Calling All Astronauts. You may be familiar with the guys already as they have a developed sound that a bevy of fans from all across the globe are familiar with. It's equal parts mysterious and thought provoking that really makes you dig deep musically into their ethos to find out their mystery and intrigue. The guys were nice enough to take some time out to talk about the band's origins, their musical inf