Interview submitted by Crewys Lane // contributing writer
Amends are an alternative/experimental band from upstate New York who kept themselves busy during 2013. I had a chance to speak with Aj (vocals), Alex (drums), John (bass), and Brandon (guitar) and discuss their favorite moments of 2013 and their future plans as the new year rolls around.
What bands got you into playing music?
Aj: The biggest influence to why I’m doing what I do, as lame as it’ll be is the song “Saturday” by Fall Out Boy. It motivated me to learn how to do the cool part where Pete yells and when I was 12, that was the coolest thing in my book.
Alex: Type O Negative, Trapt, Pantera, and in my teen years early The Acacia Strain and Dream Theater
John: Bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Alice in Chains, and Black Sabbath. Stuff my dad listened to when i was younger.
Brandon: August Burns Red, as weird as that may be. Continue reading Interview with Amends