Caitlin Smith had the opportunity to catch up with Cartel vocalist/guitarist Will Pugh to discuss the band’s fourth studio album, Collider. Will explains the origin’s of the album’s name, the process of recording without the support of a record label, and the balancing act of pleasing long-time “Chroma” fans, while still exploring new musical territory. Check out the full interview (including fan-submitted questions) by clicking here.
With New York’s own Forget Me In Vegas signing to Streaker Records, The Sound Alarm’s Kayley Guyette wanted to know what’s in store for the band. Discussing the closing of Stickam , which the band regularly used to chat with fans on Sunday, the pre-production of their next album and of course their label signing. Curious if you should take a listen to FMIV? They have an answer for that too! Our answer? Yes!
What do you get when you combine a drummer from Craigslist, music tech nerds, and the ability to get you off your seat? An extremely talented band called June Divided. The chemistry that blossomed between Melissa Menago (Vocals/Guitar), Chris Kissel (Guitar), Keith Gill (Drums), and Lenny Sasso (Bass) has created a tidal wave of success that the band has built on through 2012…
The land of Italy has delivered a gift to the United States in the form of a band called Upon This Dawning. Recently signed to Fearless Records, UTD has made a name for themselves over the course of a few years. Our staff writer Samantha Purcell-Musgrave caught up with the Italian sextet to discuss their new beginnings in the states.
Horizons is the dream-child of three really close friends who shared a passion for performing, playing instruments and writing music. Pretty soon after formation, two new members were added. After a short time together, the guys produced their debut EP and have effortlessly spend that past couple of years extensively touring. Growing a fan-base with their catchy choruses and talented work with…
What started as a passion for a 13 year old boy soon turned into a profession for musician Kurt Travis. He has made his mark in bands such as Dance Gavin Dance, Five Minute Ride, and O! The Joy. Now, he is on the next chapter in his life juggling a solo career and a spot as lead singer in the band, A Lot Like Birds.
The Sound Alarm’s Caitlin Smith sat down with the members of Hopeless Records band We Are The In Crowd at the Atlanta, GA stop of the 2012 Vans Warped Tour to get caught up on all the latest happenings with the band. Check out the video interview by clicking the post title.
Over the past couple of years, Missouri resident Kasey Smith has been taking an out of this world ride on his rocket ship; Romance on a Rocketship that is. He has taken the ability to hone in on the things that you want to hear and turn it into a catchy song. Our staff writer, Samantha Purcell-Musgrave, was able to get a few words from Kasey before the release of his latest EP, Creatures of the Night.
Ever wonder what The Downtown Fiction does everyday on tour? Or how long they would last in The Hunger Games? In this interview the now four-piece band talks about the new band members, their new EP, their favorite Mayday Parade songs and more. Check out the video interview and transcription here!
When mentioning VerseCity to a The Sound Alarm reader it will almost always cause a spark of recognition to form, if not more. So we are pleased to announce some great news regarding VerseCity. They have recently changed their name to The Anthem and signed with Foundation Recordings. To celebrate the great news and to find out the future plans for The Anthem, The Sound Alarm…
The Sound Alarm’s Amy Rebair got the chance to chat with Phil Pristia, from California Bay area-based Seeking Empire. In this interview they talk about how the band was formed, their musical influences and their recording process, all before telling us about his admiration for Prince.
The competitive music scene of the northeast has posed no threat to Newburgh, NY pop-punkers With The Punches. The band has made an impression on their ever-growing fan base and don’t plan on stopping their reign anytime soon. Our staff member, Samantha Purcell-Musgrave, caught up with Jesse to discuss WTP’s upcoming album, tour plans, and how they have a “Doctor” in the band.
Describing his music as being ‘like a pop stew with folk, rock and R&B dumplings’, Jon Sandler is a muscian Amy Rebair was excited to talk to. In this interview they discuss the production and inspiration behind his album Nate Night Champ as well as why he’d like to swap places with Jay-Z for a day. Click here to check it out!