REBA MEY­ERS CODE OR­ANGE

HARDCORE HIKER REBA LOVES OR­ANGE FOOD STUFFS AND USED TO BE AN AN­GRY KID. WHO’DA THUNK IT?

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WHEN I WAS A KID I…

“Had a big tem­per prob­lem, for sure. If my Dad wouldn’t let me turn up my mu­sic, I would storm off and de­stroy ev­ery­thing in my room! I would have night ter­rors or get real an­gry for no rea­son and not be able to con­trol it. But I wasn’t a rebel. I cared a lot about school, mu­sic and my fam­ily, but pretty much ev­ery­thing I was do­ing I’d get eas­ily frus­trated.”

MY WORST HABIT IS…

“Not sleep­ing enough on tour. Sleep­ing is prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant thing you can do to play good, so I have to bat­tle my urge not to sleep, which is fuck­ing hard!you never have time to your­self un­less you’re the last per­son awake, so I’m al­ways stay­ing up to milk any last minute of per­sonal time left. It’s the best part of the day be­sides play­ing, but it’s def­i­nitely not good for me!”

DUR­ING DOWN­TIME On TOUR I LIKE TO…

“Go on a real long walk and find a cool hike to do.we had a day off in Switzer­land re­cently where we went on a crazy trail and I re­ally want to go back to Ja­pan be­cause our friend showed us some awe­some cas­tles.also, we all en­joy hang­ing out so if we have some lee­way we’ll go to a water­park. It re­minds us to have fun be­cause we’re all friends tour­ing to­gether.”

DIS­COV­ER­ING HARDCORE MU­SIC WAS…

“A rev­e­la­tion. Jami [Mor­gan, drums/ vo­cals] showed me a lot of punk bands grow­ing up, and then when I dis­cov­ered Firestorm by Earth Cri­sis I thought,‘holy shit! I didn’t even re­alise heavy mu­sic could be like this!’ We were al­ready do­ing Code Or­ange Kids just as a punk band, and we nat­u­rally wanted to be heav­ier but didn’t know how. Once we started hear­ing bands like Hate­breed, it was ob­vi­ous what di­rec­tion we were go­ing to go.”

MY FAVOURITE ANIME FILM IS…

“Princess Mononoke. I love [Hayao] Miyazaki movies, and I’d def­i­nitely have to say it’s num­ber one. Other Stu­dio Ghi­bli films have cer­tain as­pects that are maybe bet­ter, but as an over­all film ev­ery­thing is amaz­ing. Each char­ac­ter has so much depth and I could watch it a thou­sand times! I’m still ex­plor­ing, though. I just watched Blame!, which is the kind of ma­chine, apoc­a­lyp­tic stuff I’ve been re­ally into re­cently.”

THE PEO­PLE THAT MOST IN­SPIRE ME ARE…

“My friends, hon­estly.yeah, there are peo­ple in bands I can look up to, but I don’t know them! I can’t re­ally con­nect with some­one and be in­spired by them if I don’t spend time with them. So I def­i­nitely have the most re­spect for my band­mates.the way that their brains work is dif­fer­ent from mine and I try and take note of things that they do and be a bet­ter per­son my­self.”

MY FAVOURITE FOOD IS…

“Car­rots. It’s a pretty nerdy food to choose, but it’s the truth! I used to sit in front of the TV as a kid just eat­ing bags of car­rots. It was ridicu­lous, but it’s what I loved. Some­times I put cheese around them or dip them in hou­mous. It didn’t im­prove my vi­sion, be­cause my vi­sion still sucks! I heard they can tint your skin, though, and I am def­i­nitely a lit­tle bit or­ange!”

FOR ME, Be­ing STRAIGHT-EDGE IS…

“Very im­por­tant. I’m not Push­ing it on oth­ers, but I know how it changed Jami and Joe’s [Gold­man, bass] lives. I re­mem­ber Joe be­fore he was straight-edge and it was hard, but he gained a lot of fo­cus through it.we were all con­fi­dent in our­selves, but giv­ing it a ti­tle makes it some­thing you say aloud which is huge when you’re a kid. I think it will al­ways be im­por­tant to me.”

IF I Wasn’t IN A BAND…

“I would prob­a­bly play soc­cer or be a pro wrestler. Stuff that’s about show­man­ship in the same way as mu­sic, al­though I al­ready know I re­ally don’t want to do any­thing else! If I were a wrestler, I’d def­i­nitely be a heel and I think my name is good enough. Reba is a pretty strong name, it could work! I’d walk on to Hate­breed, be­cause that’s pretty good theme mu­sic right there!”

“CAR­ROTS have MADE ME OR­ANGE!” REBA MEY­ERS

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