Q: What’s it like being in a band?
REVEL: “It’s one of the most awesome feelings you can ever have. Playing music with people is one of the most creative things you can do. You can make music whatever you want. And at my age? Forget about it. I am so grateful to be able to play music with two guys that are 5 years older than me.
I am so grateful to be able to play like I can at 11 years old. Quick summary: Being in a band is the best feeling you can ever have.”
THEO: “To be in a band means to express music through yourself and other people at the same time, which is just kind of a cool thing where you can have an expression and you can just have it come out of other people at the same time with you all simultaneously playing one thing – which I’ve always thought is just a cool thing. I was like, ‘man one day going to be in a cool band’ and that happened. Now, this is that one day I’m in a cool band.”
LIAM: “You become really really close really quick, like at the beginning of when our band started I didn’t know Theo or Rev very well and then within a couple months they became some of my closest friends. Your bandmates help you express yourself and you help them express themselves and it create something really f****** awesome .”
Q: How does it feel performing songs on stage?
REVEL: “Performing on stage is such a bonding time for the players in the band.
When you perform on stage and the drums and the bass are tight together and the guitar and vocals follow, It’s like the most exciting and wholesome feeling you can get. Performing your own songs, that you wrote, all by yourself with a little bit of help from others in front of a crowd! That likes it! You’ll feel like you just become a god that controls everything. (That can’t always be good haha)”
Q: What’s it like writing songs and performing them?
LIAM: “Part of writing songs is that you kind of put your heart on your sleeve and with your bandmates you end up like telling them everything either directly or through songs. That’s kind of a cool thing about being in a band. It feels really good to take something from your mind and then put it out there and then it’s a whole nother level of feeling good when people react well to it. Whenever you write a song on you put whenever you’re feeling out there and then when you perform it and people give you applause or cheers it just feels very validating and it feels like people relate to you and that you relate to other people and it kind of builds a sense of trust among strangers”
THEO: “For performing songs and actually writing songs I have two totally different motives. Writing songs, it’s to either soothe the the pain and suffering and confusion of everyday life cause that’s how the world is and it’s almost solely for yourself in that moment and then when you go and you take it to your band mates and rehearse and stuff it’s still a very personal thing but then when you go and play it for a show and people then what it’s about kinda starts to fade away for you and more becomes “oh I’m playing this for these people because they enjoy it” and it’s just this weird transformation to go if it still has that meaning to you personally but for the the audience becomes a different thing and also to you when you’re with the audience becomes different thing.”
Q: What is the message in your songs? What are you trying to get across?
LIAM: “I feel like every song has its own meaning but generally when I write songs, my philosophy is that if I write what I truly feel it’s almost guaranteed that one other person on the entire planet feels the same way and even if it’s just one person feeling the same way I am, and they hear the song, and they can relate to it, then that’s the songs done it’s job. If it’s more people that’s great but as long as one person out there gets something from anything we do then the song has been worth it and being in a band has been worth it.“
THEO: “I feel like our music is a lot of just kind of…I mean tell me if this is right – a lot of the anxiety of this world put into something that we can enjoy. You turn anxiety and stress into something that’s beautiful and amazing that people can enjoy and that’s one of the coolest transformations. Those are two different things – joy and anxiety…but somehow they can be attached together through a song that’s a river between the two . It just kind of makes me think of that. Like, that’s a caterpillar and that’s a butterfly…what the f*** ? what is this thing in the middle? Is this what Butterflies come out of ? no way ! -But that’s that’s what it feels to me. That’s what music, at least metal and hard rock feels for me.”