Getting poppy and proggy on you today.
Jalen – I’m originally from Colorado Springs, Justin is originally from San Diego, and Brandon is from Albany. The band is based out of Albany, GA.
How did you meet?
Justin – I met Brandon at a local music store one afternoon before a gig and we hit it off pretty quickly. Jalen joined us in early 2018. We’ve had a few lineup changes over the years but we feel pretty confident in the team we currently have.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Brandon – The band officially formed in 2014.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Justin – I thought of the name Days To Come one day while I was at my day job. I was frustrated because we had all of the pieces to form a band except for a drummer and it is always so difficult finding a drummer! I knew that we would eventually find one and everything would work out in the future, but that moment of frustration gave birth to the name.
What are your influences?
Brandon – Steve Vai, Devin Townsend, Ashe O’hara, and Plini.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Brandon – We’re continually developing and working towards what “Days To Come” sounds like, but I want to be able to say that we have pop styled, catchy vocal melodies layered with intricate music supporting it. Basically pop-prog.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Justin – The lyrics are typically about the struggle of choice and doing the right thing in any given situation. Lyrically, I seem to continue to run back to that theme. I enjoy not necessarily having a definitive resolution in the story of the lyrics. I feel like this gives the listener the freedom to come up with his or her own conclusion and it’ll make the song more personal for them.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Jalen – We’re a high energy band. We play with passion, and try to have a great time. Since joining the band last year, I’ve played about 30 shows.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Brandon – I was working crazy hours at my day job last year and I ended up staying awake for like 40 hours before we played with Skillet at Wild Adventures in Valdosta. That was pretty wild I guess.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Jalen – I use a Ludwig Birch Element kit with Zildjian cymbals. I also endorse Xcel Drumstick.
Brandon – I play Ibanez guitars and Marshall amplifiers.
Justin – I play PRS guitars and Mesa Boogie amplifiers. Brandon and I endorse Curt Mangan strings, Spectraflex cables, Intune guitar picks, and Dirtbag clothing.
What are your plans for 2019?
Justin – We’re excited to release our next single, “Siren”, as well as our first music video (January 25th). We recently partnered with management company Crown Artist Development & indie label From The Depths Entertainment & we’re so excited for 2019. This year is gonna be a big year for us & we can’t wait to share it with you!
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Justin – We would love to support Red Sun Rising or Nothing More. I really dig both of those groups. We would love to take any of the bands that are on our booking agency’s roster. You can check them out here. They work with bands like Lydia Can’t Breathe, A Light Divided, Kelen Heller, and 7 Stone Riot.