Them Evils – Untold
Given the social and political climate of political correctness, do you find it’s more difficult these days to blindly embrace the classic rock'n'roll attitude of “Fuck you, we do what we want”?
I’d like to say that people are a lot more sensitive and touchy about every little thing; people are triggered so easily. But we go up there not really giving a shit about what people think. There’s definitely a line of respect to the fans and human beings in general – but when it comes down to the rock'n'roll aspect… we don’t care if people get offended or thrown off by things that we do. We like to think that we still have that respect layered underneath the rock'and'roll attitude.
So what’s a typical day like for you dudes? What are you guys into these days aside from music?
Aside from music? Uh… man, there’s not much. Seven days out of the week, 24 hours a day, it all revolves around music. But when I have some free time, I like to go camping or hiking, getting in the ocean – just being out in nature.
Does that mean most of your life is on the road?
Yeah, and on tour it’s all business, man. We run a very tight ship, as rock'n'roll as we are, as much as we like to party. We wake up, interviews, log merch numbers, report to our manager. Before the show, it’s loading in gear, restringing, tuning, sound-checking, warming up, playing the show, gong to the merch table, feeding people. It’s a non-stop cycle, man, and we’re not gonna stop until it pays off.
What does “paying off” look like to you guys?
We all see ourselves headlining arenas and being the biggest band of all time. That’s my goal and aspiration: to make it to that level. But “making it”, to me, is being able to fully support myself and my family and be able to do whatever I want solely on the basis of making music.
Any last thing you’d like people to know about the band?
We just want you to know that if you’re looking for a good time and an escape from your hectic work schedule, your day-to-day life, all the political bullshit, or just some reason to smile, come hang out with Them Evils. We’ll get your mind off of things for a little bit.
…Even though your band name could be terrifying.
(Laughs) Yeah. Exactly.