Interview With 'Give 'Em Hell, Kid'
Firstly, introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
The current members of our band are, Ryan Polesko (Vocals), Jared Griffith (Guitar), Tyler Wayne (Guitar), Casey House (Drums), and Jason Stevens (Bass). Honestly it's a long story of how we came to be, but the summary is, we all were working on separate music and art projects and eventually all came together through mutual acquaintances. We started off pretty rough, but we hit the ground running after some line up changes and have been growing ever since. We are excited about our future as a band and the release of our debut record, "Some Say In Fire".
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations.
We all have been pursuing music for years prior to this band, but nothing stuck until this. This is the dream.
Tell us about your latest Album and why our readers should check it out?
It has something for everyone, whether that be a very aggressive and dark feel, like in "Ugly", or a more mellow sound, like "King Of Suffering". We felt as though these songs are a representation of what we want out of music, but in the future we have a more planned direction of where we want to go. "Some Say In Fire" is us trying to find our sound.
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
We are gonna answer this one individually:
Ryan: I've met my favorite band before, and it was a little lack luster. I can't say that I've ever met someone that had me awestruck. Impressed though, that's different. I would say I was very impressed with Kyle Hollis from Picturesque, or Daniel Wand from Capsize. Of Course Buddy Nielson from Senses Fail always captivates me.
Jared: Emarosa, Bradley at warped tour was crazy. For him to be climbing all over the stage and still being able to hit those high notes was crazy.
Tyler: Lifewalker, when I first saw it was nice to see a band with great showmanship and heart.
Casey: Panic! At The Disco, 2014, what blew me away was Panic! changed all their guitars and they did this thing called positive Hardcore thursday, and played a three song Hardcore set. Seeing the range that Brendan Urie has blew me away.
Jason: Warped Tour 2013 and the bands I saw that year sticks out as an influential experience, I was still making music at the time but I had fallen out of the Rock music scene for the past couple years and had been producing Hip Hop. That year was the year that I saw The Used open up an epic set with the opening riff of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, and also the year I stumbled upon letlive and their frontman Jason Aalon's ridiculous stage antics. That night inspired me to pick an instrument back up and join a band.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
A lot of energy, and a lot of interaction. Ryan likes to get in the crowd and participate in the pit. Casey does some hard fills, and so sometimes the crowds get more than what they are expecting based off of our album. We try to make it so people come to our show and don't just watch another band play through a setlist, but get to see an actual performance. There's a certain level theatricality that goes into our show, and it can be very violent, or it can be somber, it really goes with the the flow of the crowd.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
Realistic: Capstan, They play a lot of shows that we would fit well with and we all dig their music.
Unrealistic: Ariana Grande would be amazing!
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
Ryan: Kyo from Dir En Grey, because he's my idol. I would love to just pick his brain on his artistry. It's the stuff of nightmares. Honestly I would try to just befriend him. It's usually how I approach people.
Casey: Zac Farro from Paramore, because I'm interested to hear what it was like to grow up playing in such a big band.
Jared: Tom Delonge: I wanna know about aliens.
Tyler: Corey Taylor of Slipknot, He's honestly so versatile in everything that he does, and he is very realistic individual in the music world.
Jason: Frank Iero from My Chemical Romance, because he has always been one of my biggest influences.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
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