Anchors To Anchors: Interview

So I spoke to one of the guys from ATA a little while ago about soon an interview and I’ve just been able to get wifi to upload it, unfortunately since moving it’s been remarkably difficult to get internet, but the reviews and other stuff will be up and running like normal again soon. So with out further tangents here is the interview with Anchors To Anchors

How long have you been playing together as a band?

We started playing music together around January of 2012 but didn’t actually start giving it our all until about the spring of 2012.

What/who inspired you to play your instrument?

Kevin: Hearing Mike McCready of Pearl Jam play the solos off of Ten made me want to play them and achieve that level of sheer awesomeness.

Danny: My Dad inspired me to start playing my instrument. He’s still one of the biggest influences I have

Nick: My family has a lot of guitar players so playing guitar was something I admired when I was younger, my uncle is definitely my biggest inspiration.

Brandon: I started learning instruments when I was 8 and I was always into learning music when I was growing up. My brothers were always into sports while I was the one interested in music. Since then I have learned how to play over a dozen instruments.

Where did you guys meet?

We live in a small town and met up there and found everyone else from ads posted for the band.

Where does the name Anchors to Anchors come from?

Anchors to Anchors was something we came up with one day when we were sitting around discussing name ideas and it kind of stuck.

What’s the story behind you’re EP ‘Clubhouse Cancer’?

Basically the writing follows a theme of moving to a new area and also the changes that came from moving as well as questioning the decisions you’ve made.

What are you’re plans for the future?

Tour extensively and record a full length.

Can you give us any information about any new material?

We have another EP written that we hope to record this winter.

If you could tour with anyone who would it be and why?

Kevin: If I could tour with anyone in the world it would be A Day to Remember. Those guys look like they have the best time and it would be really cool to be a part of that
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Brandon: Bands like Chunk! No Captain Chunk, and The Wonder Years which have influenced me in my writing as well as life.

Nick: I would love to tour with The Wonder Years, they have been a huge influence to me and I would love to share the stage with them.

Danny: I wouldn’t love to tour with any specific band, I’d just like to tour main stage at warped tour, because I mean come on It’s warped tour

What was your first introduction to music?

Kevin: My first introduction to music was Christmas Day 2006. I got my first guitar as a gift and I spent the entire Christmas staring at Ultimate-Guitar.com learning as much as I could. Although I couldn’t learn full songs at that point, I basic riffs to my favorite songs and I just fell in love with it.

Brandon: I started learning instruments when I was 8 and I was always into learning music when I was growing up. My brothers were always into sports while I was the one interested in music. Since then I have learned how to play over a dozen instruments.

Nick: I have been interested in music throughout much of my early childhood. While growing up I played in the school band for most of my life if not all. I always had a thing for music and guitar is an instrument that many of my family members play so the choice to play came naturally.

Danny: My first introduction to music was probably third grade when they gave our recorders to everyone and made you learn hot cross buns.

Did it play a big part in your music style?

Kevin: I’d say it did play a big part in my music style, the heavier riffs like “Enter Sandman,” “Fear of the Dark” and a stripped down version of
“Crazy Train” definitely made me want to push my amp and play heavier
music.

Brandon: I respect all types of music I’ve been in many different bands who play different genre’s. The style that we play now is the style I enjoy the most of any though.

Nick: I’ve been in a few different bands who have played music styles almost opposite to Anchors to Anchors. The style we play now is definitely the heaviest I’ve ever played but I enjoy the challenges that come along with this type of music.

Danny: It didn’t really effect my music style, that song sucks.

Who is your favourite band?

Kevin: Pearl Jam

Brandon: Chunk! No Captain Chunk

Nick: Fall Out Boy

Danny: Currently my favorite band…we’ll I don’t have one specific band. I’m pretty into Memphis May Fire, Pierce the Veil, the new All Time Low ablum is playing in my car right now.

What’s you’re all time favourite song?

Kevin: My favorite song of all time is a tough question to answer because it changes all the time. I’d say, currently, I can’t stop listening to “Passing through a Screen Door” by The Wonder Years

Brandon: That’s a hard question I would have to say “33” by “The Ghost Inside”.

Nick: My all time favourite song would have to be “Washington Square Park” by The Wonder Years, I connect with this song on so many levels and it still gets to me when I listen to it today.

Danny: My all time favorite song….. Thrice, Artist in the Ambulance.

If you could be a superhero who would you be and why?

Kevin: If I could be a superhero I would be Iron Man (Tony Stark). Being a billionaire/play boy with a suit that will allow me to do whatever I want to do is pretty awesome. Also, he’s the only superhero that doesn’t hid behind a fake identity, he is who he is and I think that’s a very admirable quality to have.

Brandon: Batman because he’s a badass.

Nick: I would have to say that I would choose Flash. I don’t know a lot about super heroes in general but flash has always been one of my favorites.

Danny: I’d probably be a Green Lantern because why not?! You get your own quadrant of space!

Are there any funny stories from your time together?

Kevin: Funny stories. I’m sure there’s a lot, but we’re a band full of inside jokes so what we think is funny, other people think is just stupid. From being a rebel and drinking milk straight from the carton, to someone accidentally burning their hand trying to make bacon, to locking half of the people we’re on tour with in an RV in Michigan, we’re really just a bunch of idiots.

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