Interview

Wave Break | An Interview With

Welcome to another interview! This time we had a little chat with Wave Break, a band from Boston who released their debut single ‘Deadlock’ towards the end of last year. They caught my ears with their gritty noise and immediately piqued my interest in hearing more from them, so it was a pleasure to be able to throw some questions their way. I’d just like to say thank you to Kelly and Mike for taking the time to answer the questions, and to you readers for enjoying them! Make sure to support the band via their Facebook / Instagram or Twitter profiles.

Hey Wave Break, how’s it going? Kelly: ‘Hey Adam, it’s been going well! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us.’

You guys are brand new to the music world. What’s the story behind how you came together? Mike: ‘Kelly and I have a history of playing together stretching back a few years, which was a mix of her originals and covers to start. Around March this year we started to commit more time developing the original songs. At this point we switched almost entirely from an acoustic mode to driven electric guitar and drums. We later picked up Alex on lead guitar and David on bass not long after. Now having a group of four to bounce ideas around, things really took off from there.’

You’ve recently dropped a debut single in ‘Deadlock’, which is about the two major political parties in the US. Could you expand upon that? Kelly: ‘I wrote the lyrics, chords and melody to this song around August last year (2016) about what I was observing about the U.S. election. All I saw was bickering from both sides and an inability to compromise or recognise good and different ideas. The song is about how the two party system is basically tearing the country apart from the inside and about wanting a way out of that.’

As well as the political themes in your lyrics, your bio also mentions that you also use lyrics as a tool to highlight the importance of standing up to particular barriers that currently exists in modern society. Was this a trait you wanted to have specifically for Wave Break or has it always been something you’ve been passionate to do? Kelly: ‘I think it’s always been an idea to talk about these things, since I’ve touched on these kinds of topics when I was doing solo stuff too. These are things that I think about a lot and feel like I need to put those thoughts into music to fully express them. I’m really glad to have everyone else in the band now to help make that happen.’

What kind of social barriers should we look to break down or change? Kelly: ‘No matter what, you need to go after the things you want in life no matter what people think, and have confidence in yourself. I’ve basically been a social outcast for the majority of my life. I’ve had friends in middle school and high school stop talking to me because they decided they were too cool for me, and I’ve always had a hard time making friends in the first place. And I still struggle with self-confidence to this day. But when I’m on stage or in the studio I feel more me and in control than anywhere else, so that’s what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. I won’t let anyone tell me I can’t do it. No one else should ever give in to what anyone tells them they can or can’t do, either.’

What’s next for Wave Break? Mike: ‘Next, aside from upcoming shows is our EP that we’ve been putting together, hopefully to be released in the spring. It’ll be awesome to finally have a variety of songs available rather than just one. It’s an important stride for us as a new band.’

Kelly: ‘Yeah, and we’re planning on filming a music video very soon for another song to be released before the EP too. We’ve got a lot of different things coming up all at once.’

Finally, if you could close out this interview with one final thought, what would it be? Kelly: ‘Follow us online on all our socials and check out our music on Spotify! Even better, come out to a show.’

Mike: ‘We’re opening to playing house shows. Especially ones with doggos.’

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