Detachment 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 it’s the turn of Detachment to tell us all about themselves!

A Song that made you want to write music?

A song that made me want to write music would be Bullet For My Valentine “Waking the Demon.”

Best Rider you have had?

Whenever we played Philadelphia, the riders of the show always supplied us with amazing Philly cheese steaks.

Craziest moment in the band?

We were in Dearborn Michigan. The vocalist of the band we were on tour with was openly gay in how he sang, performed on stage and just his overall persona. Well, there was one gentleman in the audience who didn’t particularly care for the vocalists’ mannerisms, and he took it upon himself to start mocking him and shout homophobic slurs at him. Well, our guitarist Nick, rightfully so, wouldn’t have it. So with the backup of our other guitarist Roberto and the member of another band who agreed to back Nick, he takes a swing at this dude and the whole thing just erupted into one giant brawl. Nick became a hero because apparently, people had wanted to take a swing at that guy for a while.

Deepest lyric one of your song features?

There’s a line on the song “Jameson Fog” off our new album “Lack that goes “I lost my mind in the midwest” and “I’m being choked by the rustbelt” which are about a panic attack that our vocalist Rob had while on the road.

Easiest song you wrote?

The easiest song that we wrote was one of our stand-alone singles “Grow” which we wrote in quarantine during the pandemic. It’s a pretty straightforward song that just came about pretty instinctively and naturally,

Favorite song in your set?

Currently, our favorite song in our set list is one that isn’t even recorded yet. Since we’re always writing we wrote a song called Rite of Spring after the album was finished and it’s one of our favorite songs that we’ve ever written and we can not wait for it to see the light of day. But Lack comes out first, haha.

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

Doja Cat

Hardest thing about being in a band?

The hardest thing about being in a band is balancing and factoring in all of our personal lives outside the band which can definitely take priority over the band sometimes, thus putting it on hold from time to time.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Our guitarist used to own ferrets.

Jokes you have in the band?

Our jokes are best kept behind closed doors, we’d get canceled immediately haha.

Key to writing a song?

The key to writing a song is a good guitar riff with a lot of patience. You need the riff to start, but you have to take your sweet time crafting it and adding something new to it every practice session. A 4-minute song can take all the way up to a whole month to write, but it may end up being one of your biggest hits.

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

The longest distance that we’ve traveled is from our home state of NY all the way to Chicago IL.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Without a doubt, the most inspiring musician that we’ve experienced is guitarist Nick Lee of Moon Tooth with whom we are proud to share a studio with. For those that don’t know, he had some serious health issues over the last year, but he’s still fighting while still playing phenomenally exceptional music.

New band you’d reccomend?

We’re gonna give a shout-out to our Long Island boys in Perimeter.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Opening for either Deftones or Bring Me the Horizon would be the ultimate dream come true.

Place you’d most like to tour?

The three states that we have not played yet that we are seriously itching to are California, Florida and Texas.

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

“Remember, field mouse is fast, but the owl sees at night.” What does it mean? That’s up to you.

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

The reason the upcoming LP is called Lack is because this music that we write fills a gap in all of us that would certainly be lacking if we didn’t have it.

See us live at?

Unfortunately, we do not have any upcoming shows at this time, but you can usually find us at Amityville Music Hall on Long Island.

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

The old days were better for music because kids got bored just sitting at home so they went out and actually experienced life and the world. Now you can watch an entire broadway show on something that fits in your pocket. Now, it is comforting that most people would agree that actually being present and experiencing it first hand is significantly more fulfilling. But it doesn’t mean it’s not extremely difficult to compete with things like TikTok.

Unusual merchandise?


Variations that you’d like to do in one of your songs?

The new song that we mentioned above, Rite of Spring, contains a very funk-like almost Red Hot Chile Peppers feel to it, yet feels so organic to the song and still completely fits with our usual sound. I promise you’re going to love it!

What do your fans mean to you?

They confuse us because we think, “You’re fans of ours???” In all seriousness, we treat our fans like our family and let them know how appreciative we are of their support.

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

Our guitarist Nick, tore a muscle in his arm from throwing an extremely large piece of wood after we completed a photo shoot.

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

None of ours, it’s the traffic’s fault.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of the band?


AltCorner Staff

September 18, 2023

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