Band of the Day: Pushing Veronica

Cranking it up a notch today, all the way from LA, are Pushing Veronica…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Pushing Veronica is from Los Angeles, California.

How did you meet?

Our guitarist/vocalist Julien Silvas met our drummer Brady Ward since they lived across the street from one another. Brady and our guitarist/vocalist Oli Litner met in P. E. class and decided they’d rather play music then participate in class. After a show at Brady’s bar mitzvah, bassist Noah Rozansky joined the group and they became PV.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We’ve been playing as PV for about 2 and a half years.

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

Pushing Veronica is about the state of the modern high school teenager. Veronica is being pushed and pulled around by society and we’re representing her with our tunes.

What are your influences?

We’re influenced by lots of modern rock including Twenty One Pilots, Weezer, PUP, Queens of The Stone Age, and My Chemical Romance.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We aren’t aiming to compromise and play it safe. We’re going all out, balls to the wall, and representing the ballpit to the end. Love us or hate us, we’re putting it all out there.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Our writing revolves around our experience as modern teenagers. We’re the first generation to grow up with the extreme control social media poses over life and so many more crazy changes, and our music chronicles how we feel about it.

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

Our live show is our favorite thing ever. Once the lights go up we’re freaking out having a ball, and seeing that resonate with people is the best feeling ever. We just finished our first tour and we got to spread the ballpit all over the U.S! If you come to a live show we guarantee you’ll have a good time.

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

We’ve accidentally smashed so much shit you have no idea.

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

Brady Ward plays a pdp concept kit. Noah Rozansky plays a Warwick Corvette $$ 5 and a Yamaha TBRX305. Julien Silvas plays a Gibson Les Paul, and a Fender Telecaster. Oli Litner plays a Fender Mustang, a Gibson Les Paul, and a PRS Custom SE.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

Our latest release is the music video for our single “Bullshit.” Julien wears a baby costume and adds to the LSD fueled madness of the video. There’s so much more crazy shit but you’ll have to watch to find out!

What are your plans for 2020?

We’re gonna have a crazy decade just you wait.

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 found some incredible fucking bands in our scene named Every Other Year and Fencer. They are both absolutely incredible and you better catch em soon before they blow up.

Header image by Thomas Henriksen

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