1) How did the 5 of you meet and decide to start this band?
Shatterproof traces all the way back to our freshman year of high school. Jeremy and Josh became friends and both shared a love for playing music and started jamming together. They decided to make a band and both started searching for other members. After a few lineup changes we ended up solidifying the other 3 members. Jeremy knew Benji through a music school where they both took lessons. Benji knew Branson through Football, and Josh and TJ were family friends who basically grew up together.
2) What/who are some of your biggest influences?
Each member of Shatterproof brings a different taste of music to the table. We all loved a local band growing up called Tickle Me Pink, and would all consider them a big influence. Just to name a few other artists that inspire us: Twenty One Pilots, Beartooth, Sigur Ros, Post Malone, Bring Me The Horizon, and Kanye West
3) You were somewhat recently signed to a record label, what is that like?
Signing our first record deal was such a surreal experience. The night we signed was extremely special as well because we got to sign the deal in person with Shawn Milke (Alesana) backstage at a show we played together. Shawn started Revival Recordings and has made us feel incredibly welcomed into the Revival Family. Having a label is incredible because suddenly you have a team of people across the country working to get your name out there. They have some amazing resources and have helped us raise our platform as a band.
4) What song do you like playing the most and what song do you think fans enjoy the most?
I think we all have different songs that we enjoy playing live the most. “So Punk” is probably one we all love though because it is high energy and gets the crowd hyped. I think our fans are so awesome that it seems like all of our songs are their favorite. I think “Definition Of Fine” is a fan favorite though because it really resonates with people and is a song that stands out as unique on our EP.
5) You keep posting about new things coming, does that mean new music in the future?
Yes it does! We recently all moved into the same house and have been focusing all of our time on writing our new album. The hardest part of being in a band is having patience about revealing exciting things but let’s just say we have some big things coming up. :)
6) What do you do to stay successful as a band?
I believe that having success in a band has a lot of factors and could be answered in many ways but I broke it down into 3 rules:
Rule #1 The first rule of starting a successful band is to be in a band with people you genuinely love and get along with. So many band’s careers are ended early by internal dilemmas between members. You’re gonna be spending a lot of time with these people so it’s important to build a bond as a group.
Rule #2 Being in a band is essentially running your own business so it is important to figure out everyone’s role in the band early on as far as who does the following: graphic design, booking, emails, social media etc.
Rule #3 The last rule is to realize that you will only be as successful as you want to be. If you want to reach big goals it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Being in a band is a constant grind and the more you work the better your career will be.
7) How was the name “Shatterproof” created?
The name Shatterproof funny enough was created when we were at a Del taco just throwing around band name ideas. Initially we all thought it sounded cool and just went with it but we quickly realized the name had a deeper meaning. Everyone in life has their own struggles but in the end we always get back up when we are knocked down and that’s what makes us “Shatterproof”. We want everyone in the Shatterproof family to feel that positive message and realize that we are all in this together.
8) What do you want people to feel when listening to your music?
I think we just want people to feel something to our music in general. The beautiful part of music is it’s ability to tap into emotions and we hope our music helps people through hard times and that they feel some connection with it.
9) You now have fan accounts and street teams, how does that feel?
It is one of the greatest feelings in the world! We all started this band in high school strictly for the sake of loving music and enjoying making it. We never imagined we would get the response we have gotten. Our fan’s support means the world to us.
10) Thanks for doing this! Do you want to add anything?
Thank you for the interview it was our pleasure! We just would like to say that we have exciting things coming in the near future. Check out all of our social medias below!
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