Band of the Day: EyeCandy

EyeCandy are today’s daily choice to introduce you to some new ear candy.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are from Grand Rapids, MI.

How did you meet?

Well, I (C. T.) played at my church and so did Caleb (guitarist). Collin, our drummer, worked with Caleb at a Taco Bell for a time. And I met Noah, our bassist, at Firehouse Guitars in Grandville, MI.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We have been playing together since 2016, playing shows since 2017, and this lineup has been playing together since January.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Literally, just thought of it one day. There is no cool story. Sorry, folks!

What are your influences?

Personally, I am hugely influenced by the 80’s, Emarosa, PVRIS, Paramore, AFI, James Bay. As well as the band being influenced by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tiny Moving Parts, Blink 182, and Hawthorne Heights. Honestly, you put the four of us in a room and we have the most eclectic music tastes.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We are a pop band with a punk attitude. We love to headbang and jump around but we love catchy choruses and vibin’ chord progressions. We combine this mixture of rock, punk, and pop that I think blends into this beast that no one can really put their finger on.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

I tend to write very transparent and honest lyrics about relationships and what goes on in the messier parts of my mind. I try to express things that don’t get a lot of light shed on them because I think in order for our society to progress and learn to heal from a variety of hurts we need to be open and honest about what is damaging us. And how we feel about it.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Very high energy. We move a lot and jump around all over the place. I never stay on stage very long. I love to get in the crowd and feel the room. We like to push the boundaries because that gives the viewers of the show an experience, not just something they saw.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

I ran into a mosh pit with a wired microphone. That was dangerous. I also touched a strangers face and they didn’t see me so they got really frightened! But I apologized afterwards, it was all good.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

We play all Fender guitars/basses and we use Pearl drums.

What are your plans for 2019?

We have a couple releases of content lined up. But that’s all I can really speak to that right now.

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!

We would love to open for Emarosa or Paramore. And our good pals in Future Misters would open for us. We just played a show back in June with them and they really killed it. And they got so rowdy! It really riled us up.

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