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  • Genre
  • Pop-Punk
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Punk/Post-punk ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Teen ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Teen ★
  • Musicians
    • Caleb Martin — lead guitar, vocals
    • Carson Grimes — drums
    • Jake Kaspari — guitar, vocals
    • Maddy Hill — bass, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

Caleb: "You Saved Me" by Gary Clark Jr..

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Our older stuff is inspired by Blink-182, but our newer sound has more of a Joyce Manor vibe.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

Jake: Caleb and I went to school together since first grade, and I met Maddy and Carson in high school. They’re all my best friends and I love them with all of my heart.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

Jake: We played a sold out show at The Silver Orange for our split EP release with Marigold, MASTOIDS and Side Effect. It was crazy. People were crowd-surfing all night, and the energy was through the roof.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

Maddy: We played a show at The Lounge, and there was no power outlets close to the stage, no microphones, and only the drum set could fit on the stage. They also asked us to play acoustic after we had already set all of our amps and the drums.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Jake: Katy Perry, because she is one of the most beautiful human beings to walk the Earth. She also has a nice voice.

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

Carson: “Moon Dance” by Van Morrison.

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

Maddy: Maddy is moving to the East Coast.

What's the story behind the band name?

02.04.19

Caleb: We thought people would think it’s funny.

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

Marigold, Kilroi, MASTOIDS, and Carpool Tunnel.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

Caleb: Ozzy Osbourne.
Maddy: Christian McBride.
Carson: Mike Mitchell.
Jake: Tom Delonge.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

Jake: My dad, he played music in a band when I was young and is the reason I picked up guitar.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

“If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live.”—Tommy Wiseau

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