@TheRReport1 Exclusive Interview with @daystocomemusic by Sam Reeves

By on January 7, 2018
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Q : JUST GOT DONE SEEING YOU GUYS HERE AT COACH’S BAR AND GRILL AND YOU GUYS PUT ON AN AMAZING SHOW! YOU HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY! TELL ME WHERE GUYS STARTED BECAUSE Y’ALL HAVE TO HAVE BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER FOR YEARS. TELL ME HOW THIS ALL STARTED

 

A : WELL WE’RE FROM ALBANY GEORGIA AND WE’VE BEEN AROUND SINCE 2014 AND WE HAVE JUST TRIED TO HIT THE ROAD AND PLAY A LOT OF SHOWS AND YOU REALLY LEARN FROM A LOT OF BANDS THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING AND THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T BE DOING AND WE’VE JUST BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO STEAL FROM GOOD BANDS AND SHAKE OFF THAT JUVENILE, ADOLESCENT, “I’M BRAND NEW IN A BAND’ KINDA FEEL.” AS QUICKLY AS WE COULD TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

 

Q : YOU GUYS JUST GOT DONE PLAYING IN NORTH CAROLINA, AM I RIGHT??

 

A : YEAH WE WERE PLAYING IN RALEIGH.

 

Q : HOW WAS THAT??

 

A : THAT WAS AN INSANE SHOW! IT WAS AT THE MAYWOOD. OUR VERY FIRST TIME IN RALEIGH, ABOUT 80 PEOPLE THERE. IT WAS ONE OF THE LAST SHOWS FOR A BAND THAT WE’RE FRIENDS WITH AND A LOT OF THEIR FANS CAME OUT. WE SOLD A CRAP-TON OF MERCH AND IT WAS A REALLY GOOD FIRST TIME  IN RALEIGH.

 

Q : NOW I’VE SEEN YOU GUYS PLAY ACOUSTICALLY BEFORE, YOU AND BRANDON, BUT WE JUST ENJOYED SEEING YOU GUYS POWERED WITH THE GUITAR AMPS AND DRUMS. YOU GUYS JUST HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY AND POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON  THE CROWD. WHAT BANDS HAVE YOU PLAYED WITH? THE ONES YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF.

 

A : YEAH WE’VE PLAYED A LOT OF SHOWS AND A LOT OF BANDS. THIS PAST YEAR WE’VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO OPEN UP FOR SOME NATIONAL BANDS. SO WE WERE ABLE TO PLAY WITH SKILLET, ART OF ANARCHY AND SALIVA. AND WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO OPEN UP FOR SOME BANDS IN THE PAST LIKE WAYLAND ,KELEN HELLER AND WE’VE JUST BEEN ABLE TO LEARN FROM BANDS ON THAT NEXT LEVEL SO WE CAN ACHIEVE THAT NEXT LEVEL AS WELL.

 

Q : DUDE, YOUR VOICE IS SO ON POINT AND FITS SO WELL WITH THE BAND. HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN VOICE LESSONS OR IS THIS LIKE AN ALL NATURAL TALENT FOR YOU?

 

A : I HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY LESSONS, THAT SOUNDS REALLY PRIDEFUL BUT YOUTUBE IS A WONDERFUL THING AND THERE’S SO MANY PEOPLE ON THERE WITH SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND ITS A PROCESS OF TRIAL AND ERROR AND LEARNING WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR VOICE. I MEAN I DON’T HAVE A MASCULINE VOICE AT ALL, IT’S NOT SCREAMING OR GROWLING SO I REALLY TRY TO TAKE CARE OF IT CONSTANTLY AND GET BETTER AND I’D LIKE TO SING INTO MY 60’S SO YEAH.

 

Q : YOU CLEARLY TAKE CARE OF YOUR VOICE. THAT’S ONE THING I’VE NOTICED ABOUT YOUR BAND BECAUSE THE MUSIC HAS THIS METALCORE KIND OF SOUND BUT YOU HAVE A CLEAN, 80’S HAIR METAL TYPE VOCALS THAT FIT SO PERFECTLY TOGETHER. TELL ME HOW THAT CAME ABOUT??

 

A:THAT’S JUST SOME DIFFERENT INFLUENCES, YA KNOW? WE’RE SLOWLY MOVING, DEFINING OUR SOUND AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE ARE. AND AS WE START WE HAVE SOME INFLUENCES LIKE, I LOVE ALTER BRIDGE, YOU KNOW SOME OF THE OTHER GUYS THEY LIKE METALLICA OR AVENGED SEVENFOLD TESSERACT STEVE VAI SO WE TRY TO MAKE THOSE INFLUENCES INTO SOMETHING THAT’S US AND WE HAVEN’T EVEN REALLY TOUCHED ON THAT YET. LIKE WE RELEASED OUR FIRST EP LAST YEAR AND THAT’S JUST A STRAIGHT UP HARD ROCK RECORD BUT I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WE’RE WRITING NOW. WHICH YOU PROBABLY WON’T HEAR TIL 2019 HA HA

 

Q: WELL I BOUGHT THE DAYS TO COME ALBUM, ‘SUBSIST’, AND I’VE HEARD IT LIVE. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR IT RECORDED SO WHAT’S  PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE?? I’M EXCITED TO SEE WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU GUYS.

 

A: WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING IN THE STUDIO HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AND NEXT YEAR WE’RE GONNA TRY TO CHANGE OUR GAME PLAN AND NOT PLAY QUITE AS MANY SHOWS. WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS TRYING TO RECORD A LOT MORE, WRITE A LOT MORE, AND DO SOME MUSIC VIDEOS. AND ALSO TRY TO PLAY SOME BIG SHOWS AND THAT WAY HOPEFULLY WE’LL HAVE MORE OF A DRAW. SO TRY TO HIT UP A COUPLE OF FESTIVAL AND MAKE THOSE COUNTS.

 

Q: WELL IT WAS GOOD TO SEE YOU GUYS TONIGHT, I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE SHOW. YOU GUYS HAVE GREAT ENERGY. IF YOU WOULD HAD ONE THING TO SAY TO ALL THE ROCK LISTENERS OUT THERE, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?

 

A: MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN TO ROCK 106.9!!!