US post-hardcore band Youth In Revolt recently released debut album The Broken on Outerloop Records and completed their first headline tour across the US. We asked guitarist Chris Coletti to take on our A-Z challenge.
A song that made you want to make music?
Too many to name! But the first song I ever learned on guitar was “Pretty Handsome Awkward” by The Used.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
A 15 passenger van was what we used on our last tour.
Craziest moment your experienced in the band?
Too many to name, for sure. getting to see our new record “The Broken” in FYE was pretty cool.
Deepest lyrics one of your songs features?
“I couldn’t help you escape your demons & now I’m stuck here picking up the pieces.” from Not Giving Up always hits me hard.
Easiest song you wrote?
“Alright” is definitely the easiest song, if you mean instrumentally.
Favourite song in your set?
I really love playing The Broken live. So much energy! that, or Love Is a Liar’s Game.
Guest you’d most like to feature on one of your records?
Hardest thing about being in a band?
The lack of comfort while on the road. going days without showers and proper food can get old pretty quick haha.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Arvin is a really good magician.
Jokes you have in the band?
There’s an entire archive of inside jokes that we just continuously cycle through on a regular basis. It never ends lol.
Key to writing a song?
Don’t overthink it & don’t get discouraged! sometimes I get kinda mad at myself because I can’t think of a solid riff or a good lyric but once I take a break and listen with fresh ears, I usually like what I hear. Believe in what you’re writing & let it come naturally.
Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?
I think the farthest date on our last tour was in Nashville, TN!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
New band you’d recommend?
Purple Hearts – The Dark Carnival EP
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Bring Me The Horizon.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Does everywhere count?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Be sure to check out our new record “The Broken” that came out back on February 17th!
Reason for the title of your forthcoming/recent release?
Each track on “The Broken” really touches on the many different emotions or situations that one normally goes through during their life. It’s a “call to arms” for all of those people who feel broken in the inside; to let them know they are definitely not alone in their battles.
See us live at?
Our next tour …
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
There are definitely pros and cons to how rapidly and how drastically the music industry has changed but I’d have to say that the current days are better!
Youth In Revolt snow pants.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
We play Not Giving Up acoustically sometimes! One of my favorites.
What do your fans mean to you?
Literally everything! there would be no Youth In Revolt without our fans.
Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
None…so far lol.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Definitely Alex haha
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?