Pop-punk band Sound Drown have arrived and have since their forming released content ranging from a couple of singles, an EP titled "Dino Droppings" and a cover track to a Disney song. They want to continue what they have been doing, making more music, more showcases preferably Suicide Awareness Shows, just more of everything they are doing now, but on a larger scale they hope. The band took the talk to discuss these matters and more, find out below!
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Sound Drown was originally formed by founding member Brandon Wiseman. Having songs written for the band, Wiseman began putting together the lineup with himself sticking to bass and lead vocals. Agreeing to test the band’s chemistry by playing covers to start enabled him to find the right people for the band. Wiseman ended up going through numerous lineup changes and several shows before finally finding drummer Drew Neathway, lead guitarist / backing vocalist Nick Ryan, and rhythm guitarist / backing vocalist Justin Goss. It wasn’t long before we were able to release the debut EP, “Dino Droppings” and the record is a testament to where we are with our sound right now.
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
We wanted to have a name that would summarize who we were if we were on a sheet of paper. In other words, we needed it to be catchy, memorable, and demonstrate diversity. Sound Drown did that for us, and we have no clue why we haven't found another band with that name.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
We're based out of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Our music scene isn't great, but there are a few bands that are really trying to keep it alive and a few venues as well that really care. Some local bands that we'd recommend would be Melonvine, Gemstonez, Hiding Jones, King Viking and The Follow Ups. Those are all from the New Brunswick area.
4. How would you describe your style?
Our most prominent sound would definitely be labelled as "pop-punk", but we also are dabbling in hardcore, alternative and pop-rock, which keeps our setlists lively.
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
We've released a 6-song EP titled, "Dino Droppings" and a pop-punk cover of Disney's "Kiss The Girl". As a listener, you can expect edgy pop vocals, alternative undertones, high energy and catchy guitar hooks. On top of this, all of the songs are diverse from one another, but they hold themselves together much like a concept album would.
6. Do you have any new music in the works?
Yes, we are currently writing.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
2018 shows are currently in the works and being planned out.
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
More albums, more touring, more Suicide Awareness Shows. Basically more of everything we're currently doing, on a larger scale (we hope).
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Easiest access to our music would be through bandcamp right now:
We also have our music out on Spotify, iTunes (Apple Music), Google Play Music, Amazon MP3, and more!
We are currently in the middle of setting up an online store for our merch, so for now everything must be purchased through us (shirts, albums).
10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
Honestly, just remember that this is only our first EP and that our music will only evolve from where it is right now.