1. Competition is rough in the music industry, what is your band doing to grow and continue to reach for success?
A: Justin – We use social media a lot. It is such a wonderful tool – especially for indie artists and bands. We live in the golden age for indie artists. For the first time, indie artists are able to produce, distribute, and market their work completely DIY and without a major label.
This is huge.
Social media and the connection it brings just helps that cause. We’re able to connect with people at shows and continue to develop those relationships online.
2. If someone goes to one of your concerts, what do you think they should know going in?
A: Brandon – We try to be as wild as possible. We put on a high energy show and try to have as much participation as possible. It’s a lot of fun.
3. What is your dream tour or festival?
A: Jalen – I would love for us to support Sevendust. They’re legendary and some of the hardest working in the genre.
4. If you could collaborate with any musician, who would you choose?
A: Brandon – Plini. He’s such a talent. I would love to collaborate with him.
5. Out of every concert you have been to, who are the best live bands?
A: Justin – Nothing More. A few years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to see them in Atlanta at the Masquerade when they were touring on their first record.
Their energy and showmanship completely captivated me. They’re phenomenal performers.
6. Who are some of your biggest influences?
A: Jalen – I’ve never had any main influences. Anyone that strives to create and inspire is an influence to me. I do enjoy The Rev, Mike Portnoy, and Joey Jordison.
7. When did you first start playing music and how did that come together to lead you to where you are today?
A: Justin – I’ve wanted to be in a band since I was 17. I was a military brat and spent my teenage years moving around a good bit and wasn’t able to commit to a group until I was in my 20s. I spent years playing solo acoustic gigs. I tried to join bands and find other musicians to start one, but nothing worked out until I found the guys and started Days.
The band officially formed in 2014. I met Brandon at a local music store one afternoon before a gig and we hit it off pretty quickly. Jalen joined us in early 2018. We’ve had a few lineup changes over the years but we feel pretty confident in the team we currently have.
8. What are your plans for the rest of the year for the band?
A: Jalen – We just released our single Siren (January 25th). It’s such a fun song to play at shows and, so far, the reaction to it has been great. If you’re a fan of hard rock with clean, melodic vocals, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy it.
We’re playing a few dates in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in April and June with our friends in Ventruss. After that, we’ll embark on our biggest tour yet in July for Rockfest! It’s gonna be a doozie.
We’re planning on releasing our next single Wolves in April and we’re shooting to release new music every 10 or so weeks. This is an exciting year for us and we can’t wait to share it with you!
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Special thanks to Rogue PR for the interview