6 Questions With A Very Loud Death
Welcome to “6 Questions With…,” a series of interviews with emerging artists, musicians, and bands focusing on the music scene and how they live within it. It started as a quick, fun project, but has quickly gained serious interest, so it has become a permanent fixture here on Indie Minded. Over time, the questions may change, but the sentiment will stay the same. This is a way for independent artists to be discovered by new fans on a global scale.
Within in each post, you will find all of their social media links, and also either a link to their music, or the ability to stream at least one of their tracks or videos, depending on the availability.
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Next in the hot seat is Atlanta-based indie rock band A Very Loud Death. We have not had the privilege of featuring A Very Loud Death here on the pages of Indie Minded, so we are thrilled to bring you this short interview. Sit back and enjoy! This is what is great about this series – the discovery of new music.
For those who may not be familiar, please tell us about your music: the type of music you play, where you are from, and how you got started?
Sure! We’re a three piece from Atlanta, GA. We tend to play atmospheric rock and roll with some noise rock peppered in here and there. As for how we got our start? Two of our members (Bryan and Chris) were in a band together, writing and performing for other people. They decided to get together and do their own thing. It sort of took off from there.
In which ways do you enjoy interacting with fans (i.e.: social media, backstage, on the street), and do you find that this is an important piece of your career?
Meeting in person is always the best, you can often read things better, and get to know the person in a more private way. But to be honest, just meeting people in general, in any manner, is always interesting. As for if it is important in our career…I would guess it’s important if it’s important to the other person in their feelings towards us.
What do you find to be your greatest struggle when it comes to the music business.
Finding the right platform to be heard. There are always songs and sounds and images all over the place- to have someone invest just a bit of their time to check you out is a huge challenge, especially if you don’t immediately fit into something established/accepted by a group. In that case, keep it real, do what you love, be patient.
If you could only play ONE of your songs for the rest of your career, which one would it be?
Any of them. We’d just break whichever one it ends up being apart and play those notes a hundred different ways.
What do you think is the most realistic goal you can achieve as an artist/band? What do you hope to achieve?
A good solid living and the financial ability to keep creating should be realistic. Hope is weird to us, but our ultimate goal is to carry on the tradition of the poet and troubadour and have a lasting place in that tradition and its history.
Outside of music, what do you like to do that you feel contributes to the creativity that you tap into for your music?
In our current album Lanterns, it’s been the study of human tendencies such as violence, the transformation of environments, fear, escapism, sexuality, technology, submission, dominance, hierarchies, organizations, despair etc. We read a good amount of books and experimented in our personal relationships to achieve these results. It’s not always like this though! We don’t want to paint this dark picture, but with each song and album inspiration sort of comes from different places. The aforementioned are just the most relevant.