Artist: Almost Alien
Formed in March of 2013 Colby, Andrew, Curtis, and Danny now make up Almost Alien. The band has been working hard on writing new songs and redoing old songs since adding newest member Danny to the band whose unique vocal style added exactly what Almost Alien was missing. They have shared the stage with the likes of A Wilhelm Scream, Authority Zero, and Gob. Providing a unique sound made up of many musical influences from many different genres, Almost Alien is here to get you up off your chair and in front of the stage having a blast up close and personal.
What Music activities are you involved in? Recording artist, songwriter, composer, producer, engineer?
We play all types of shows. We have a few songs recorded that you can check out off our website or Facebook.
What aspect of what you do musically, do you find the most fun?
Playing live shows is definitely the best part of being in a band.
How would you describe your music?
We are your favorite worst pop-punk band. We like to drink beer and keep the party going.
How long have you been playing music?
We’ve only been with this current line-up for just over a year, but each of us individually have been playing our instruments over a decade.
How would you describe your sound?
Upbeat, energetic, emotional, heavy, determined. We sound best when the audience has been drinking.
How involved are you in making music, writing, performing, recording, mixing, etc?
We are very involved. Playing local shows every few weeks, performing at fundraisers and festivals, recording with different engineers at different studios. We also pretend we can skateboard sometimes.
How did you become interested in music?
…by being born.
If nobody listened to your music, would it still be part of your life?
Of course. I don’t think you are a real musician if you answer this question “no”. Music runs in our blood, it’s what we do and that can’t be taken away no matter what the circumstances are.
What drives you as a musician to keep making music?
Writing music that you yourself enjoy to hear.
As a singer/instrumentalist how important is practice?
It’s what separates the boys from the men.
What advice would you give to young musicians starting out?
Jam with as many different people as possible. It is the best/fastest way to be great at your instrument.
Do you use social media to share your music with others?
We do but so many other bands/artists do as well that it is easy for something to get brushed past.
Do you write your own music?
Yes. Our live set consists of zero cover songs and we hope to keep it that way.
What is your favourite time day or night, to work on music?
Whenever inspiration hits. Could be anytime of the day and any where.
Do you listen to a lot of music? if so what type?
All the time. We try to follow the simple ABC rule… anything but country.
Do you ever get burnt out working on music?
Yes, it’s healthy for short breaks during a long jam session or studio time. Sometimes a little break away is just what you need to think of that next part of a song you’ve been writing.
How do you deal with writers block when writing music?
Do you ever use mobile technology to help you record your ideas?
All the time. We use recording apps to capture brand new song ideas during jam sessions.
My final thoughts to inspire young musicians:
Never give up. There is always more to learn.
Thank you on behalf of Listening Edge Records for taking time to share with us your thoughts on music, and helping inspire musicians of all ages.Trevor Baron President Listening Edge Records