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Interview: A Moments Notice
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
To be honest, Guitar Hero is what got me into playing guitar, it helped with already knowing certain technicalities of playing a real guitar. Then If I didn’t get into music I would be working in the electrician business, but music took over my passion for what I really wanted to do in life.
What do you like to do when your not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
When I’m not playing music, I’m either playing some sort of video game or messing around with Yu-Gi-Oh trading Cards and that influences me by overcoming certain obstacles in both gaming and music.
The more you practice the better you get, makes me understand better complexity in what I do.
How long has your band been around?
We’ve been around as a full band, for about 4 months now. Greg brought me (David, The Guitarist) in to work with him on what was supposed to be a solo project. Since we’ve been a band we’ve progressed immensely and work very well as a team.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I’m based out of Sacramento, CA. It influenced me by going to all the amazing shows that come here and around the area.
Such as, A Day To Remember, Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, We Came As Roman’s.
Been to well over 400 shows in the past 10 years. Watching what other bands do helps influence what i want to be, and what I’m striving to achieve.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you.
The name came up one day day between Greg and Jordan just talking about normal stuff and it just stuck.
What it means to me is that anything can happen very quickly, wether it’s good or bad.
(Prefer it to be good)
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
One of the best shows I have played was with Escape The Fate & Dayshell in Long Beach. Thinking of the worst show is kind of hard because I love being on stage, but if I had to choose one it would have been a San Francisco show I was super sick at. Still played but it was not enjoyable.
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you haven't already?
I loved playing the boardwalk and Ace of Spades in Sac.
I would really love to play somewhere out of country, such as Germany, the Philippines, or England. The reason why is because the crowds are huge and they go insane for the music!
If you could play any show with any lineup who would be on the ticket?
Wage War. Bring Me The Horizon. Northlane. The Word Alive. I Prevail.
I’ve seen all these bands before and would love to share the stage with them at some point in our career.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band?
Practice. Practice and more practice.
Get your songs down. It’s very important.
Always remember that just because you think it’s the music is good, take the time to know it can be better. There’s ALWAYS room for improvement in our craft.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
For myself personally, don’t spend money on useless stuff. Buy better equipment, you’ll need it one day. Also learn to record by yourself.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
One of the songs that haven’t been released yet, offerings is the new track we’ve been working on very heavily. It pushed me to be a better musician it ways I didn’t know I could play. The lyrics are incredible thanks to Greg. It’s so heavy and hard hitting. It’s also fun to play.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
We haven’t played any shows yet but I feel like “Offerings” is gonna be a hit. Just based of the way we wrote it, I’m gonna enjoy playing that one the most.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We just sit and juggle around riffs and ideas.
Just hours of “how’s this sound” or “do that instead” . Just knowing our songs can be enjoyed and heard inspires me to write.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
That it helps people through our lyrics and the music showing people they are not alone in their day to day struggle. I’d like people to find enjoyment in our music at any time of day.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
I personally feel we work so well as musicians together, and push ourselves to write better. We haven’t really had any disagreements yet!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that's coming up?
Plan is, make music, practice, play shows, practice, make more music. Practice.
And our music video were shooting very soon is definitely in the spotlight.