Interview With 'Exoaura'
Firstly, introduce yourself/yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
We are Lindsey Church (Vocals/piano/strings) and Adam Ingram (guitar/bass/drums) from the Alternative Metal duo Exoaura. We've been writing and performing music together since 2004 and both hail from the Nu-Metal band Reflection. We've done several music projects together over the years and had an idea to blend Alternative Metal with orchestration and a twist of soul for a new dynamic sound.
What were you all up to prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
Lindsey: I've been studying music since I was 4 years old and always had such a fascination with the raw emotion and expression of it all. It was just something that even as a little girl, I knew I wanted and needed to do with my life.
Tell us about your latest EP and why our readers should check it out.
Adam: Our debut self-titled EP is a combination of melodic grooves, thought provoking lyrics and ethereal orchestration. It's really a convergence of our styles. We both have very different tastes in music, but there's this common ground and these moments when we connect and it just makes sense. This EP is those magic moments.
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
Lindsey: I met Korn years ago which was an extremely surreal moment, because I'd been a fan since I was about 14 years old. It was the very last show of one of their long tours. Jonathan Davis was signing merch for me while I stood there freaking out and trying to keep my composure. I remember asking him if he was excited to be able to go home after this last show. He told me yes, they were exhausted and missed their families, but that it was all worth it to give back to their fans and play this show for us. With how huge Korn was, they were still so humble and had such love for their fans. That's something that has stuck with me as an example of how to be. Not just with music but with life in general and I'll never forget it. Always appreciate the great things that you have.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
Lindsey: When I go see a band live, I'm craving an experience. Something different that you can't get from audio/video. It's that unforgettable combination of getting lost in a song and feeling, but being so connected at the same time. So, every time we perform we try to give that back to the audience.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
Lindsey: There are a lot of bands that we would love to tour with, but I would probably have to say TesseracT. We're huge fans of them. They're extremely talented and humble. We would definitely love to rock some stages with them.
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
Lindsey: Maynard James Kennan because he has been one of my biggest influences and someone who I've always greatly admired. What would we talk about? Music, the world, truth, chaos, beauty and love.
And finally, and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Absolutely it its! Really any occasion to watch that movie is something that I'll encourage.
Website - www.exoaura.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Exoauraband/