RED MAKER – interview
Some quick answers obtained in collaboration with Rogue PR from the South Dakota based rock/indie act RED MAKER, a band that used quite a wide range of sounds to put together interesting compositions that give you that feel-good vibe. Read below what the band has to say about their upcoming release and where they draw inspiration from
Introduce your band, and describe your latest release:
We are alternative indie band Red Maker from South Dakota! We are wrapping up the final mixes our debut self titled album!
What’s the hardest part about being a band in this day and age?
At this point in time it’s trying to find a way to get all of these record labels to leave us alone. They keep on offering us deals that we just don’t see as a right fit for us. At first it’s all flattering but there’s been a couple of times where they’ve seemed kind-of desperate.
When did you realise that your project had the potential to be much more than just a fun idea?
We had a couple of songs break the >1000 mark on Spotify. But when our single B!tch just flew to over 10,000 in a short amount of time I think that showed that we have something bigger than we expected.
Tell us about your latest release, why should we check it out?
We recorded the entirety of it by ourselves. We worked hard to write a lot of baddad songs. And if you want that sound to make to your town it helps when you buy a cd!
How does a song typically come together for you?
Anyone of us in the band could start a song journey for us. Sometimes it’s just a simple guitar we grew, or it’s a whole composition where we just have to learn our parts and maybe add finishing touches.
How would you describe your sound to an unfamiliar reader?
We are a genre mutt band. We do alternative, a little punk, indie, emo, and all of that. And we’re all about writing about real life. All of its good and bad. All the parts that are fun and all of the parts ugliness. I think that the varying emotions we cover come through in our sound.
What do you want listeners to take away from listening to your band?
Hopefully relating to the things we talk about it our music. If not all go the happy things we talk about, maybe at least relate to the sad times and feel some comfort in knowing they aren’t alone.
Where would you really like to tour that you haven’t done so yet, and why?
Somewhere out of the Midwest would be rad. These wide open spaces get a little boring after awhile. Maybe somewhere with an ocean view or some mountains would be nice to see here and try there.
How would you say that the sound of your band has progressed over the years?
The guitar work has definitely improved after having Kyle joined. He was a metal shredding god before he joined. Everything he does is not only amazing but fucking on the spot half the time.
How excited are you for 2022, and what can fans expect from you?
You can expect a new album and a plethora of new songs that still will be coming out this year im betting. And obviously plenty and plenty of shows.