1. WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
We are from Derry, NH
2. HOW DID YOU FORM?
The band started early 2013 by jake (drummer) and Devin (guitarist). Ricky (bass) joined shortly after then recruited me! Adrien (guitar) later joined while we were working on our self titled ep that same summer
3. TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW EP 'LESSONS'...
"Lessons" is a combination of songs that talk about basic struggles for young people. "Make or break" about just feeling aimless in life and how at times it can feel overwhelming. "Go for gold" is about being with someone that doesn't believe in the potential they have in themselves but trying to become a better person regardless even though it might not work out between the two people"Lesson learned" is about working hard for something despite others trying to pull you down and mustering up the strength inside to keep going regardless of the mistakes you may make along the way, because a lot of the times that's all you have. "Better days" is about dealing with the frustration of losing a loved one.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG FROM 'LESSONS' AND WHY?
My favorite song lyrically is "Better days". My mom committed suicide the summer of 2009 and it's been the hardest thing to deal with, even today. It's a very touchy topic I'm aware, but that song is me just pouring out my frustrations at myself and at her for how it's affected me and those that knew her. Overall lyrically I hope people can connect with the lyrics and apply them to their life in a positive way!
5. YOU RECENTLY PUT OUT A VIDEO FOR 'GO FOR GOLD' HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH VIDEO IDEA?
The video idea for "Go for gold" started with the storyline of a relationship that was dragging both of the people down, eventually it ended with both of them going off their own separate ways with hope of the two people still being friends. Big thank you to Rob Nordberg for all the work he put into it!
6. IF YOU COULD PLAY A SHOW WITH ANY BAND WHO WOULD IT BE?
If I could play with any band I would have to say Linkin park. I'm a huge fan of Chester Bennington's vocals. "Meteora" was one of the first cd's I ever bought, it influenced me a lot vocally. So yeah, playing with them would be incredible!
7. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT UNDER FIRE WE MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW...
Something that would surprised you about us? Hmm, we all are over 20 and still love Pokemon! Who doesn't though?
8. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE FAVOURITE POP PUNK ALBUMS?
My favorite top five pop punk albums of all time would be:
Goldfinger "Disconnection notice"
Neck deep "Wishful thinking"
Mxpx "Before everything and after
Four year strong "Enemy of the world"
We are the in crowd "Weird kids"
Lessons is out now (check it out here). You can also watch the video for 'Go For Gold' below:
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