Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Random Ties.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
RANDOM TIES: Hey everyone Random Ties here, a rock band from the DMV area in the US. You have myself Yous [Vocals/Guitar] Ron [Bass] & Jack [Drums]. We decided pretty early on when the pandemic started that as a band we are going to work on our craft & become better individual musicians since we could not jam together & the second thing was to write new songs.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
RANDOM TIES: The downtime is less today with venues opening up, but like I said we worked on quite a few songs this year & have released 7 singles so far with a few more coming before the end of the year.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
RANDOM TIES: Last show we played before the shutdown was at the Diesel in Michigan & we opened for Otherwise a great band out of Las Vegas.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
RANDOM TIES: We’re in the middle of an East Coast tour this summer so not much down time but we will definitely get back to livestreaming once we are back.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
RANDOM TIES: I believe it’s on the right track now with preventive measures taken, now will things ever go back to normal that remains to be seen, some people just don’t feel safe being in large gatherings yet.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
RANDOM TIES: We just released our latest single “They Don’t Care.” The song is inspired by the on-going conflict in Palestine & abuse of power in South America. We wanted this song to raise the volume on social injustice. Following our band on any streaming platform helps us out.