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What other names did you con­sider call­ing your­selves?

We were think­ing about call­ing our­selves Count Me In, but an­other band had that, and we liked the idea of a one-word name.

Where are you from and what would be the most recog­nis­able lo­cal land­mark?

We are from Rich­mond, Vir­ginia. The near­est recog­nis­able land­mark would prob­a­bly be the James River.

Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-mu­si­cal su­per­power?

Ollie Baxxter (vo­cals, per­fecter of hair); Do­rian Cooke (gui­tar, vo­cals, mas­ter of mum­bles); Niles Gibbs (gui­tar, vo­cals, sor­cerer of science fic­tion); Josh Glup­ker (bass, pounder of beers); An­drew Dun­ton (drums, cof­fee con­nois­seur).

Name your three big­gest in­flu­ences.

Saves The Day, Ac­cep­tance, and Come­back Kid.

What’s the usual first topic of con­ver­sa­tion when you take a break at re­hearsal?

What are we go­ing to get from 7-11?

What’s your pre-show warm-up rou­tine?

Jump around and a few of us par­take in adult so­das.

Tell us about your most mem­o­rable show.

We played a Hal­loween show in Rich­mond with Con­di­tions. We dressed up as Jug­ga­los. It was wild.

What band would you most like to share the stage with?

Prob­a­bly Ac­cep­tance be­cause Phan­toms is a flaw­less record.

What is your lat­est re­lease and why should we buy it?

Our new al­bum Old Bones came out May 19. This is the first thing we have felt 100 per­cent con­fi­dent in putting out and we made sure that we took the time and put in the work to feel that way.

Why are you go­ing to make it to the top over all the other con­tenders in the mu­si­cal arena?

Be­cause we started from the bot­tom and now we here.

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