Dead Eyes take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here’s its the turn of Baltimore’s Dead Eyes to tell us all about themselves.

A song that made you want to make music?

Highly Suspect: My Name is Human

Best rider you’ve had?

Rider? I’m happy if we get water!

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

For me it’s definitely when we played our EP release show and the crowd sang back that crazy vocal run in the pre chorus of Break in the Current. I couldn’t help but laugh.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

If you love me let me go

Cuz I’m barely holding on

I can feel it in my bones

I’m already too far gone

I wish I had let you know

There’s a poison in my soul

I can feel it take it’s hold

I’m already too far gone

Easiest song you wrote?

Break In The Current’ for sure. This one just flew by. Start to finish it took about 8 hours but it felt so much easier than that.

Favourite song in your set?

All of these songs mean a lot to me but it’s gotta be Break in the Current. It’s just got a bounce to it that feels really good live.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

AJ from Fire From the Gods would be so sick.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Being away from home.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Jim pours his milk first when he eats cereal. Absolute maniac.

Jokes you have in the band?

Jim pours his milk first when he eats cereal. Absolute maniac.

Key to writing a song?

I think there is more than one way to bake a cake but for me, it’s finding the emotion and making sure that everything else in the song is in service of that emotion.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

16 and a half hours from Appleton Wisconsin to Frederick Maryland to play with Bad Omens. Drive was brutal but the show was sick.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

I think that I speak for most of us when I say Kile Odell is one of the most inspiring people to be around.

New band you’d recommend?

We toured with Downswing recently. They are one of the tightest live bands I’ve ever seen and their songs are sick. Definitely go check them out.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Bring Me the Horizon or Limp Bizkit would be CRAZY.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Europe would be amazing. The band has a lot of friends over there and I think it would be a great time.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Stay the course. Good things take time. Find your tribe and be willing to risk it all for them, this will serve you in many ways.

Reason for the title of your recent release?

Stability is called that for a lot of reasons. We’re all looking for stability to bring fulfilment to our lives; in love, work and all accomplishments. Everyone is looking to balance the scales of the hardships in life. This band was that for us and we hope these songs can be that for someone else.

See us live at?

You’ve just missed our co-headline tour with new friends Downswing to end the year, but we’re always busy on our Twitch channel and all I’ll say is our international fans should probably keep an eye on that…

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

I don’t. I think that people like to look at the past with rose colored glasses. Nobody knows how significant something is or will be in the moment.

Unusual merchandise?

We have these bloody baseball bats that we wood burned and blood spattered ourselves.

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

I think it would be cool to do a stripped down version of Expiration Date.

What do your fans mean to you?

They’re the entire reason we do this in the first place. Seeing other people connect with the songs feeds this band in every way. Its what inspires us to keep pushing.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

No just basketball a month before tour.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Chris. Hands down.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

A goldfish. Cuz they forget everything.

Elizabeth Birt

January 14, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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