Sleeping Around Interview 14//09//20
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and who’s your biggest influences
The mates and I have been jamming for ages but it all got real this January. We’re heavily influenced by Nu-Metal bands like Slipknot and Linkin Park, as well as the whole emo rap soundcloud wave like LiL Peep and drippin so pretty.
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Depression hahahaha, everything is a reflection of my life and personal struggles. Broken loves, deaths of family and friends, substance abuse, etc.
MM: What would you say is your Bands favorite song ?
I think favorites of anything are pretty fluid but 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins and Lean Wit Me by Juice WRLD have been on repeat for years.
MM: What can we expect from Sleeping Around live
Moshpits and a mental amount of energy! We love playing live, I think it’s one of the highest states you can attain in this life, truly transcendental. Our shows are just one big party of love, letting pent up anger out and receiving everyones positive energy in.
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Slipknot, My Ticket Home, or Bring Me The Horizon. All three have mad live shows with huge amounts of energy.
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
Slipknot or Death Grips hands down, both were absolutely insane and I had to crowd surf constantly just get some air to breathe.
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far
Nothing special but finally finding a manager and switching from all diy to hitting a professional studio have been huge steps for us both mentally and musically.
MM: Which are your Two favorite Albums of all time
“Goodbye & Good Riddance” by Juice WRLD and Decemberunderground by AFI. Again very hard to pick favorites but both our albums that I’ve listened to front to back numerous times and both tell a story that elapses the entire albums.
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
It was probably my middle school jazz band where I was the drummer. I remember being a bit nervous since the drummer is the heart of any band jazz or not, however being a drummer you are very hidden in the back and you don’t have to be affected by the crowd.
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
I was too cheap for band posters, instead I hung up cut outs from ads in Guitar World magazine lmaooo. The only one I can distinctly remember was an ad for Dunlop Strings with Jim Root of Slipknot, the ad definitely worked as I’ve been using Dunlop strings for over a decade now.
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Rock more than any other person
A near impossible question however I think Little Richard and Chuck Berry's contribution to the genre is unmatched. Both artist really made blues more heavy coupled with insane live performances.
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
To just take advantage of this time to write, record, and produce as much high quality music as possible.
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
Your Favorite Dress by LiL Peep and Lil Tracy, easily my favorite GBC track and I would love to rearrange it from it’s beat form into a live rock piece.
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
We’re a bit different, Nu-Metal with a 2020 twist and infusion of Emo Rap. I think both older fans from the early 2000s of bands like Korn and Slipknot, as well as fans of the Emo Soundcloud rap wave can relate and find common ground in our music. Metal ain’t dead it just needs a new twist.
MM: Four words to describe Sleeping around
Love. Depression. Nu Metal. Intense.
Final Words for your fans and our readers
Just do what you love no matter what anyone says. Money isn’t real but time is, make sure to use it wisely because life is oh so very precious. You put enough blood, sweat, and tears into a dream damn near anything can happen.