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Sunday, October 25, 2020
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The Moshville Times

Band of the Day: Major Moment

2020 isn’t stopping anyone, even if it does keep on 2020-ing, least of all Major Moment.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Major Moment is based in Boston, MA but vocalists are Russian-born. Privet!

How did you meet?

By feeding our mutual music preferences into the depths of the Internets.

How long have you been playing as a band?

Just a little over two years. Seems like forever ago, yet it’s a very short time for a band, and we’ve been able to accomplish so many things, and grow fast. If we can keep this momentum going, and we’re certainly planning on doing just that, we believe the sky’s the limit.

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

From us trying to come up with a good name for too long! Seriously, it’s near impossible these days, cause there are so many bands out there, and we didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes and take the name that someone already used in the past or is using now. At the same time, the name had to be meaningful and universal. When you hear “Major Moment” everyone would think of something different, whether it’s moments in history or personal memories, but it’s something that’s important to them. We thought it had a similar approach to that of music in general: everyone interprets music their own way, and it means something special to them.

What are your influences?

A lot of influences of ours come from different subgenres of rock, pop and electronic music, but the main ones are Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon, Nine Inch Nails, Keane, Coldplay, The Prodigy, Pendulum, Daft Punk.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Listening to our music would be the perfect explanation for it, but if we have to put it in words, it’s hard rock/alt-metal that has some elements of electronic and pop music, and is focused on songwriting. What makes us unique? To find out, you definitely would need to listen.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Yes, all inspired by real life. Usually, it’s something that bothers us, that we’d like to change about the way the world is right now, and we think the only way to change something is if we start thinking and talking about it.

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

We’ve played a couple dozen shows to date, but at this point of our career it’s not the most important thing for us to play as often as possible, it’s picking the right shows to play, and playing them well.

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

10 min changeover for a 6-piece band with no soundcheck; it’s wild! And an 8-band bill is also out there. We’ve done both.

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

That changes all the time, we’re not endorsed by any brands and we like to experiment with our sound to find something we’re happy with tone-wise, as well as with other factors.

What are your plans for the next 12 months?

Good question to ask in the middle of a pandemic! We do have plans however. To release new music, write even more new music for the release in 2021, film music videos, apply to play some festivals in 2021, we do have a couple scheduled already, it would be nice to add a couple more.

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!

Well, to play a show supporting Bring Me The Horizon would be cool. We wouldn’t even mind being the very first band on the bill. There are a lot of bands that deserve to be plugged, but definitely check out Parts Per Million, their music is super-good.

Major Moment: official | facebook | twitter | instagram | youtube

About The Author

Ross

Described as a gig junkie, can be seen at anything from the Quireboys to Black Label Society and everything in between.

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