Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Never Us.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
NEVER US: Kegan DeBacker: We are a rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. Our band is a mixture of all the music that we grew up listening to. It is a little emo punk, a little pop, a little rock, and a little hip-hop. We came together several years ago and have been cultivating our sound since then, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we have written. We all are super down to earth people that just want to write great music.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
NEVER US: Jordan Cuadras: I think our influences come from all over. I think for all of us a major Influence is from the metal/post-hardcore scene. The drums have a sound have awesome prog drums while guitar/bass throw in some melodic also minor sounding riffs, and it all get wrapped up with electronic beats and pop vocals.
METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
NEVER US: Chad Ralph: Our latest release is a song called Retrograde which features Matt Good of From First to Last. I believe that everyone should check out the song for plethora of reasons, the main one being that it’s a diverse and unique song that bridges different genres together. Hip hop beats with slight rap style vocals and emo lyrics, heavy and melodic guitars and bass, and a hint of Steven’s progressive drumming. I think people of all back grounds would appreciate what we put in to Retrograde.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
NEVER US: Jesse Clark: To walk away remembering that 5 dudes went on stage and put on a show that was intimate no matter how far away you were from the stage. By that I mean, everyone is involved. If they aren’t they got their own problems they’ve got to deal with, haha.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
NEVER US: Steven Parent: With all the seeds we’ve planted in recent times, including writing and recording the best material we’ve ever made as a band, I see us doing great things in the near future. I think within the next 5 years we’ll hopefully have enough of a foothold to get support slots for national tours and overall further our brand in other respects too.