Days To Come Interview 29.10.20
MM: Can you tell us about Days To Come and who are your biggest influences?
A: Justin - I met Brandon in 2013. I was picking up some acoustic strings from a local music store before a gig one day and I mentioned to the salesman that I was trying to start a band. He got me in touch with Brandon and we’ve been together ever since.
We’ve gone through a few lineup changes over the years, but we really cemented our sound and focus when Jalen joined us in 2018.
Alter Bridge is my biggest musical influence. The way they blend textures and tones always amazes me.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from?
A: Justin - Life. Everyone experiences life differently and I’m thankful for the creativity I’ve been given.
MM: What would you say is your bands favourite song?
A: Justin - Ashes is one of our more popular songs. It’s quick, punchy, and to the point. It has a sneaky odd time signature in the second verse and the chorus is super singalong.
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2020?
A: Justin - COVID-19 really threw the entire entertainment industry a curve ball. It’s going to take a long time to recover, but tours and festivals will be difficult for a while.
I’m looking forward to 2021 and all of the excitement live music will bring back to the world.
MM: What can we expect from Days To Come live?
A: Justin - A high energy show. We’re pretty bouncy and we like to take the audience on a journey with us. We wanna connect with everyone in the room and experience the moment together.
MM: What do you like best and worst about touring?
A: Justin - I love traveling. I love being on the road, trying new food, meeting new people, and experiencing life outside of my normal day to day. The worst part about touring is being away from family.
Thankfully, technology helps make being apart a bit easier.
MM: Which three bands would be your ultimate touring buddies?
A: Justin - We’ve had the best time touring with Gandhi’s Gun (San Antonio, TX) and Ventruss (Baton Rouge, LA). It would be fabulous to touring with them at the same time.
We also loved touring with Dellacoma (Melbourne, AU) a few years back. He’s pretty much the Australian Mark Wahlburg.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why?
A: Justin - My wife and I were able to see Nothing More at the original Masquerade in Atlanta, GA a few years ago. They were absolutely amazing and the energy they created on stage and in the room was perfect. It was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with Days To Come?
A: Justin - Knowing that our music has had a positive impact on people. Different people will come up to us at shows or message us and let us know what our songs mean to them. That’s one of the best feelings and I’m so thankful that our music is having a positive impact in the world.
MM: Which are your two favourite albums of all time?
A: Justin - AB3 and WHAM! Make It Big.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
A: Justin - It was terrifying and exciting. I think I was around 17 or 18 and I had just started playing the guitar. I was really shy and I was probably super awkward on stage.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall?
A: Justin - Nickelback, Shinedown, and Eric Clapton.
MM: Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person?
A: Justin - Freddie Mercury. The impact he left on the world through music is huge. He had such a larger than life personality and so many songwriters, vocalists, musicians, and performers are influenced by his work.
MM: What's the most important thing to the band right now?
A: Justin - Creating quality music that’s honest and impactful for our audience. We want to make a positive impact on people through music.
MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
A: Justin - Careless Whisper // George Michael. Obviously,because it’s such a fantastic track.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to Days To Come.
A: Justin - If you like Coheed And Cambria, there’s a good chance you’ll like us. We sound absolutely nothing like them, but after every show (and I mean every show), someone comes up and says “did you know you sound like that guy that sings in Coheed? Man, you guys should do a Coheed song.”
Yup. We probably won’t though.
MM: Four words to describe Days To Come.
A: Justin - Fun. Sarcastic. Thoughtful. Hungry.
MM: Final Words for your fans and our readers.
A: Justin - We love you guys and appreciate your continued support. We hope that everyone is staying safe right now and we can’t wait to be back out on the road so we can spend time with you.