So for anyone unfamiliar with We The Revelry, tell us a little bit about your backstory and how you ended up here.
Sam & I went to school together, but it wasn’t until our 10 year anniversary that she and I started doing music together. Initially, we were just planning on doing a few open mic nights playing covers from when we were at school and other popular acoustic tracks.
A friend of Sam’s really encouraged her to think about writing some originals, especially since I was doing a lot of my own original music for my other bands (Madison Minor & Small Folk).
I sent through some guitar and drum parts I had been working on, and 48 hours later Sam had some vocals and lyrics.
We were going to record and release it as our first single, but then we wrote “(I Wanna Be) Myself In Someone Else’s Life” in the recording session for the other song and we changed our plans!
2. What’s Happening Now: Tell us about what you are currently up to?
We’re working on finishing off a heap of songs and we’ll probably put out a couple of singles and then an EP.
We’re also working on some super-secret content that will give people a bit of an idea of where we came from, and where we might be going.
3. What is next for you?
We’ve got another single planned for very soon! So keep an eye out for that!
We’re also working on an acoustic “isolation” version of “(I Wanna Be) Myself In Someone Else’s Life”.
And let’s not forget the “Secret Project” 😉
You can find our music on Spotify https://bit.ly/wetherevelryspotify or wherever you like to stream music.
Lets Talk What Gets Your Juices Flowing – Influences & Inspiration
Sam: Songs like Neck Deep’s “Can’t Kick Up The Roots” (https://youtu.be/d6uIsM7s6pY)
and Tonight Alive’s “Starlight” (https://youtu.be/c4LJLOUyTwQ)
both are that simple garage gig style film clips, mostly because for me to want to write music, I feel my direction with my lyrics in our songs, is more in the direction of life lessons/appreciate what you have, where you’re from, where you’re going, and who you are.
I feel both these songs influenced me in that sense.
Plus I love Jenna’s vibe and I’ve got bit of a lady crush on her. 😉
Brendan: There has been so many factors in my musical journey, but one particular band that really pushed my direction in We The Revelry has been Taking Back Sunday.
Their albums Louder Now and Where You Want To Be were super influential in the whole “two vocalist” vibe.
“Liar (It Takes One To Know One)” has a cool chordal guitar riff, great lyrics & fantastic film clip.
And since Sam cheated and put 2 songs, I’m going to also say Paramore’s first album was responsible for a lot of guitar ideas I had for We The Revelry, & Pressure is a really catchy track from the album (even though they’re all great songs, in my opinion).