Interview with Makeout’s Alex Lofton about the band’s new album, performing live, and playing a part in the final Vans Warped Tour cross-country festival.
Musically, Briggs’ sound is a fusion of power-pop, hip-hop, soulful rock, and a slight hint of goth mixed in there somewhere. Her vocal prowess is that of legends, her bone-chilling high notes can tear the roof off of any venue. Finally, her showmanship is heartfelt and honest, her non-stop violent gallivanting perfectly epitomizes her thumpers. Bishop Briggs is the total package.
In the end, the ceremony flowed superbly and smoothly to the tune of nineteen tracks, nearly three hours, and over eighteen thousand diehards. To witness the Dave Matthews Band in their element is to witness legends at work.
It was a legitimate Throwback Thursday in Atlanta. Nineties alt-rock icons Everclear took over the entertainment reins at the Buckhead Theatre, and funneled their contagious raw energy into a gnarly night of grunge that diehards will not soon forget.
To illustrate the message behind CHVRCHES’ Love Is Dead is akin to describing yin and yang as manifested components of the same force. No longer intertwined or complimentary, but broad strokes within a complex mind. Lauren Mayberry’s lyricism comes across as gloomy, aggressive, and, at times, resentful and resigned, yet she never loses that tonal tenderness or benevolent optimism by which her songwriting prowess has operated.
September 29-30, 2018 will be a monumental time to visit historic and beautiful Asbury Park in New Jersey. Sure, the scenery is nice, but that’s not what we were referring to, we are talking about the inaugural run for the Sea.Hear.Now Music/Surf Festival. Yes, fine fans of tunes and waves, this is a dream come true!
Interview: *Repeat Repeat talk about balancing their work and home life, their latest LP, Floral Canyon, and other band names.