One Fall Talks of New EP, Newer Music Planned Out and Shows Set As Well!


Melodic punks ONE FALL have not one but two EP's, with even newer material being worked on currently! They even have some shows set for them to play as well. The band talks about music, shows, and more planned out all below.


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

ONE FALL is a melodic punk band from Salem, MA which features Helen McWilliams (Tijuana Sweetheart, Petty Morals) on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Caleb Wheeler (Razors in the Night, Giant Target) on drums, Darren Lourie (Meliah Rage) on bass, and Phill Hunt (Drug Blood, Giant Target) on lead guitar. We released our first EP in November 2022 and played our first show in December 2022.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

ONE FALL is a professional wrestling reference! We’re pretty passionate about wrestling, especially smaller local companies. Also AEW.

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 from Salem, MA which is about half an hour north of Boston. The scene up here on the North Shore and in the Boston area is incredible – there are seriously so many great bands it’s hard to only pick a few to call out. Our best pals Oh the Humanity! are absolute riff lords. Brix’x Mortar are from Salem and they serve up a new breed of oi!/hardcore that is hard to pin down, in a good way. And of course we’re influenced by bands like No Trigger and A Wilhelm Scream that are from a little farther away.

4. How would you describe your style?

We think of ourselves as somewhere in the melodic punk/melodic hardcore/skate punk camp – we are drawing from a lot of different influences, but we do love skate rhythms, riffy guitars, and busy bass parts. Helen’s vocals add something new – maybe it makes us sound a little different than other bands in this genre.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Our initial self-titled EP was released in Nov 2022 and folks had a bigger reaction to those three tracks than we had expected, considering we recorded it in the basement. Our new 5-song EP is called Spine First! and launches Friday 10/20/23.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes, we are working on a bunch of new material and plan to get back in the studio soon!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We are lucky enough to be opening for The Iron Roses this Friday for their record release show in Richmond, VA – which is coincidentally the same day we’re launching our EP. Then we’re psyched out of our minds to be playing The Fest in Gainesville, FL. We plan to do some touring next year and would love to hit some new spots.

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

We’re gonna try to put out a bunch more music next year and visit as many places as possible!

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

You can find us on Bandcamp for music and merch, or you can stream our music anywhere.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We just hope they take away the sincere heart and intention we put into the music and hope they hear an aspect – a musical element or a lyric -- that means something to them.

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