We recently caught up with Justin, Riley, Travis & Terrence from The Season Premire a band from Tempe, AZ! Check out our interview and make sure you check them out!
1)Please introduce yourselves and what band you are from and where?
Hello! We are Justin, Travis, Riley, & Terrence and we are Alternative rock quartet called The Season Premiere from Phoenix, Arizona.
2) Who is the founder of the band and when was it found?
I guess you could say Justin is the official starter of the band being as to how hes been attached to the name The Season Premiere for a long time now. Justin and Riley have been playing music together for years now under the name The Season Premiere. However, this lineup and the current content we have released online didn’t actually begin until November of 2010. This band is only about 7 months young.
3) When did each of you figure out music is what you wanted to do?
I think we can all agree that once we all entered each other’s lives it really set in and clicked. We’ve all been playing music for years and its always been something we dreamed of doing as a career. But once we met each other and started writing it all became a reality that music as a career was actually feasible. We are extremely happy of how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time and hope to continue this career as long as the world lets us.
4)What would you each be doing if you weren’t making music?
Justin would probably be working at a talent agency, managing bands or singers. Travis would probably still be producing music. Terrence would have not dropped out of the Arizona State Pre Medical department and would most likely be heading to medical school. Riley would most likely be working as a studio/session musician. Its pretty crazy all the opportunities we’ve passed up and sacrificed for this band. At the end of the day, we can all truly say we are completely happy and content though. No regrets, ever.
5)What are each of your musical influences?
We all have various music influences, however, all love every type/genre of music out there. It all contributes to the music we write. Some of our biggest influences in our genre are Third Eye Blind, All American Rejects, Jimmy Eat World, Relient K, and even bands like our friends, Anarbor.
6)What genre of music do you guys play?
Most would consider us a Rock/Alternative band, which we completely embrace and accept. But we also feel our music is extremely 90’s rock influenced. We feel our music is extremely real and organic, we try not to hold anything back in our lyrics and always want to promote living a positive lifestyle that we try and live out every day.
7)When are you guys releasing a full length album?
There are no plans for a full length as of right now. However, our first EP “For All The Lovers” will be released this August with 5 new tracks, as well as the debut of our first music video for our single “Anything But Love”.
8)Who comes up with the concepts of your latest music videos? They are very funky and creative!
We have to credit all our video content and pictures to our bassist,Terrence. The kid is a photo and video genius. He takes all of promo photos for press releases and just about anything we do. He is great at what he does and has yet to let us down, you can definitely expect some extremely inventive and creative lyrics videos throughout the rest of our career.
9)What is your ultimate direction as an up and coming band? Are you seeking fame and fortune?
We are just trying to stay true to ourselves. Write the music we love and hope that our fans and the public can find enjoyment in it, just like we do. We want to be at the top, do things that no one has done before. On top of that, we want to promote to our youthful fan base that being yourself and staying true to your ideals and the things you love is what is truly important. We want to be more than just musicians to our following, we want to be role models.
10)What are your immediate music career goals? (Next 1 to 3 years.)
We would love to be signed to a good label by 2012, begin touring full time shortly after that and have a full length out by August 2012. We wont just stop there, skys the limit for us.
11)What has been your biggest challenge been as a band? Have you guys been able to over come that challenge?
Finances are always the hardest part of being in an unsigned band. Not having proper funding for the things you would like to do. However, due to our loyal and loving online following, we were able to pay for our entire EP “For All The Lovers” strictly off of online sales from past releases. We feel extremely blessed and thankful to all those who helped us make it happen.
12)Will you guys be going on tour soon? You guys should defiantly make it out to New York City! I’d love to catch your performance!
We are doing some one offs this summer in various spots in California. We decided right now we want to push our content as hard as we can and continue to write solid songs, once all that is done and we have tour support we are fully committed to touring as long possible. Until then, we will be home based in Arizona, working our tails off to give you all the best material we can create.
13) Do you guys have any last words?
We just want to say thank you so much for taking the time to compile these questions, its been a pleasure. A BIG BIG thank you to all of our loyal fans and followers, without you none of what we are doing would be possible. We love you all and hope you are excited for our release of “For All The Lovers” out on August 23rd!
Much love, Justin, Riley, Travis & Terrence
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Thanks to Catheirne this interview would not be possible!
Written by Kevin