Band Interview: Call Me King

Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are very pleased to bring you an interview with dynamic melodic post-hardcore band, Call Me King.

1. How did you get started as a band?

Basically, Joel put up a Craigslist ad looking for musicians and Ruben responded. A couple months later, Zack joined up and as a group they gathered the rest of the band.

2. How would you describe your sound?

Honestly, we’re a big mix of our influences. There’s a lot of 2000s post-hardcore in there, a ton off emo influence, definitely some prog elements, and a little pop punk for good measure. We tend to focus on melody over heaviness and are always aiming to do something dynamic and unexpected with every song.

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3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?

Some of our biggest influences are Thrice, My Chemical Romance, Chiodos, The Dear Hunter, and a bunch of others. Honestly the list could go on forever, but the above bands are a pretty good starting point.

4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?

I think with any technology advance there will be pros and cons. On the one hand, it’s helped in that these services have made our music more accessible than ever. Anyone can find our music quickly and easily, which is a must for any band. On the other hand, the sheer amount of content on these types of sites makes it much harder to stand out from the crowd without significant attention and care.

Overall, I’d say it’s a net positive, but it’s something that we’re working to improve ourselves with every day.

5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?

Well when we’re not working to pay for the band’s endeavours, which is a good majority of the time, we go to local shows, listen to music, play videogames (shoutout to Overwatch and Project M), and sleep as much as we can in between.

6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?

After we finish our current tour we plan to head home, work on a project or two that we’ve already started on, book some more shows, start working on the next tour, and of course work to make sure we’ve got money to pay for all this stuff.

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You can find our more about Call Me King by checking out their website where you can also pick up their new album, The Writer and the Written. The album is also available via all major streaming services. Support them by liking their Facebook Page, following them on Twitter, Instagram and subscribing to their YouTube Channel.