You Only Live Once's Stephanie, Jaffy and Ariel Chase their Dreams



You Only Live Once is a post hardcore female fronted band from Los Angeles, CA who started in September of 2010. Fronted by screamer STEPHANIE ISIS and singer ARIEL SANSON who were also seen on the TV shows THE X FACTOR and AMERICAS GOT TALENT. Guitars are done by VALENTINE and JAFFY VALKYRIE. Drums are done by JARED SALAZAR and bass is played by LOUIS! They're a new up and coming band who are looking to be heard and make an impact in the music scene!


1. What type of band are you?

We are a female fronted post-hardcore band.

2. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.


It started with Stephanie and Ariel, and we me our guitar player Valentine. Ariel and Valentine started dating and we had our previous drummer and bass player Ricki and Vicki but it didn't work out with them. We picked up our second guitar player Jaffy, and later we met our current drummer and bass player Jared and Louis, and it's been the same lineup for a while now. :)


3. How did you guys come up with your band name?

We just wanted something that alot of people said.

4. Who are your musical influences?


We have a variety of musical influences like Attack Attack, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns n roses, Beyonce, Bring Me The Horizon, Katty Perry, and alot more but it would be a long list. lol


5. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Most of them are inspirational songs to give people hope, or to have a good time and enjoy your life.

6. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Yes we write our own songs. :)

7. Your currently an unsigned act, do you prefer the self-released/unsigned route or hope to someday get signed to a label? What's your outlook on the record industry today?


We do enjoy the freedom of being an unsigned band but we do want to be signed eventually, because we do want a team to helps us reach the goals that we want to reach as a band.


8. You guys are in writing/recording mode for your upcoming release, what will the "release" be an EP debut or a full-length debut?

It will be an EP somewhere between a 5 to 6 song EP.

9. Who is producing this release? How has the producer aided the recording process?


Our current producer is Joel Piper from the band Confide. Joel helps us out when were stuck and definitely helps us when something can be better and does his best to make everything sound great and we love him for it.


10. Where are you recording this release?

We usually just go out to wherever Joel is located.

11. How would you describe the overall sound of this release?

It's a pop sound but with a post hardcore feel to it.

12. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this album?

To develop our sound and bring something different that people haven't heard before.

13. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

We're using alot of synth and electronic aspects that we never used before on our previous EP.

14. When did you start writing for this release? How was the songwriting process different/similar to previous You Only Live Once material?


We started writing when we knew we were going to start working with Joel  Our old EP was more about us wanting to sound heavy and metal but this time around we realized we wanted to have alot of catchy choruses and alot more a fun sound.


15. How do you think the vibe in the studio will go?


It's been really fun so far we always have alot of fun just interacting with our joel and cracking jokes so its always a really fun vibe.


16. When can we expect this new release to be out and about?

We'd say late 2013 we'll have the whole EP out :).

17. So what can you tell me about the single and video for the song "Do Or Die"?

It's about living in the moment with the ones you love.

18. You also have another single "Chasing Dreams" and have a video in the works, can you tell me about that video's concept?

The videos concept is about the struggle of musicians chasing their dreams in Los Angeles but achieving it.

19. What are your upcoming touring and show plans?

We are currently trying to get on warped tour and we plan on playing the all stars tour at least out here in LA or the OC, but we've laid of the shows because we're recording.

20. What plans do you have for the near future as a band?


To finish our EP and our Chasing Dreams Video, look for management and build a bigger following and eventually get signed to a label.


21. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

On FacebookYouTube, and iTunes. You can buy our stuff on iTunes :)

22. Anything else you'd like to say or add?

We would just like to thank all the people that support us and continue to support us while we grow as a band, we just want to tell you guys that we love you. <3 p="">

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