Swedish rock band Dream Drop released their debut EP two weeks ago.
It got received very well and the boys have gotten themselves a nice fanbase so far.
Their first single is already on 15.000 views on Youtube and growing daily!
Especially in their local scene, Dream Drop has really exploded.
Last weekend, Dream Drop played their debut show in hometown Gothenburg in a small sold out venue (150 people).
Armed with a mindblowing debut EP, an extraordinary amount of motivation and a dream these guys are ready to take their music career to the next level.
For us, this seemed like the perfect time to have a chat with the guys and ask them about their debut EP, the show they've played and what else they have in store for us this year.
We hope you enjoy the read!
You just released your debut EP, how has the response been so far?
Overwhelming to say the least, we had no idea it would be this positive.
Your sound is refeshing and new, what were your influences?
The idea from the beginning was to get a band together where everyone had different influences which is exactly how it turned out. Our influences vary all the way from bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer to Bring Me The Horizon and Linkin Park.
Have you written any songs that did not end up on the EP? If so, how many?
The process between our formation and the the eventual release of our EP was so long and drawn-out that we had the time to write almost 2 albums worth of songs.
Your debut single A Letter To My Friends's music video is already on 15.000 views. How was it like to shoot that video?
A lot of work, we recorded it in our guitarist's (Zorro) apartment and we had to move all of the furniture around a lot and also do it all in one day which was a bit stressful.
But we made it in time and everything worked out pretty well.
The neighbours weren't that happy about it though.
Also, a fun thing we did was that between shots we would put up different pokémon plushies around the room, unfortunately they are barely visible in the video.
How did you come up with the name Dream Drop?
I (Joar) took it from one of my favorite game series of all time, Kingdom Hearts.
There's a spin-off of the game called "Dream Drop Distance" but we cut out the last word because we thought the full title was too long and obnoxious.
I've grown very fond of 'I'm Never Coming Back', what inspired you to write this particular song?
Our guitarist (Zorro) came to us with a riff that eventually ended up as the verse and I (Joar) told him that he should make something more softer and cleaner for the intro, which he did and we then thought that a successively rise in energy was the way to go for this song. It was actually the second song we ever wrote. (Friend was the first.)
Lyrically it's about a destructive relationship between you and someone you love, that you eventually realise you have to end for your own sake.
The calm and soft parts represent the guilty and sad side of it, while the angry and hectic parts represent the angst and anger you feel towards this person.
When can we expect new music from Dream Drop?
We have some cool stuff planned for spring!
Are you planning on touring anywhere besides your own country soon?
Yes, we are currently trying to book a EU tour. Can't make any promises though.
You formed a while ago, how did that happen?
It began with me (Joar) coming up with an idea for a band that would be something new and fresh. I started looking for people and a few came and went but eventually I met our guitarist (Zorro) when we started high school and was put in the same class and that's when it really started.
The others came along eventually, our drummer (Olle) was also in our class and our turntablist/keyboardist (Max) had been one of my best friends for years. The last person to join was our bassist (Edling) which I met through a recommendation from a friend.
It was kinda funny actually 'cus we had been searching for a bassist for a very long time and out of nowhere this younger guy just popped up and asked if we needed someone on bass.
Not only did he show up at the right time, he was also both a talented guy and someone who fit right into our group socially.
You played your very first gig on January 9th this year, how did you feel prior to the event and what was it like?
Some were stressed out at first, but eventually they calmed down a bit and started getting stoked instead. The moments before the show were a bit nervous for everyone but not at a crippling level.
When we got on stage I (Joar) was just mindblown at how many people already knew our lyrics and that we had actually managed to fill up the entire venue. Some people couldn't even get in because we had filled up the place to the absolute maximum. (Which was 150 people.)
Hopefully everything falls in place and we'll be able to attend some Dream Drop gigs this summer.
Until then, jam out to their debut EP, watch their music video and give the guys some love on Facebook or Twitter.
You can watch their music video for 'A Letter To My Friends' below.
2015 has been quite eventful for Secrets. The band released an acoustic EP 'Renditions' last April and supported The Devil Wears Prada on their Zombie 5 Tour as well as working on a new full-length album which has now been released.
The band announced on October 3rd that they were parting ways with unclean vocalist Aaron Melzer.
However October 14th they released their first single off of 'Everything That Got Us Here' together with Wade Walters who will be joining Secrets on their upcoming headliner tour through the US.
We were lucky enough to have a little chat with Richard Rogers, the clean vocalist of Secrets.
We discussed inspirations, pre-show rituals & future plans amongst a lot of other things.
We hope you enjoy the read!
How did you guys meet?
The rest of the band already knew each other and were trying to start a band, but still needed a guitarist and a singer. They found me through my old band and asked me to join. We got dinner at TGI Fridays, flew to Florida to record some demos and the rest is history.
Thoughts on pop music? Any guilty pleasures?
I really dislike Justin Bieber, but I love 'Sorry' and 'Love Yourself' haha
If you could tour with two bands, dead or alive, which two would it be?
Death Cab For Cutie and Taking Back Sunday
What were your biggest influences for 'Everything That Got Us Here'
What can we expect from the 'Everything That Got Us Here' campaign?
Lots of touring, music videos, live videos and whatever else we come up with. We have a few surprises.
To us, two songs really stand out. 'Learn To Love' & 'Rise Up'. Can you tell me what the main ideas were behind these two songs?
Rise Up is an anthem song about perseverance. I wrote it thinking about my mother and wife and friends pushing me to do what I love even if it wasn't an easy task. Learn To Love is about some people I care about dearly that actually hate themselves so much that they push those who are offering them real love away, because they don't believe they are good enough.
Any song from 'Everything That Got Us Here' you're particularly excited for to play live? Why that song?
Rise Up, because I wrote it to be a catchy anthem which are always great live and Half Alive, because there's a lot of emotion in that song.
Do you guys have any pre-show rituals?
We drink a little bit, stretch, warm up, jump around and yell. We basically have a little party before the show haha
Any final words for the readers?
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy "Everything That Got Us Here"!
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