Two words defining more than just four members of a band about their upbringing, their relentless dedication to more than just music, and their ever daunting of shadows of life, lust, and loss.
Shallow Side Interview with Seth Trimble
– What’s new in the world of Shallow Side?
We’ve just released the first single off our debut album “One.” The song is titled “Rebel.” The song is our stronghold and liberation from what has been told to us can’t be done. Since the beginning of our journey, we’ve been questioned about our persistence and longevity. Which today those questions have been turned into an applause. Our efforts have shown no boundaries and our persistence cannot be rivaled. We’re all Rebels. I’d like to say that our tour dates and touring schedule are a new thing. But, touring is just something that we do. Not so often flawlessly, but by god we get the job done.
– For the full length album coming out in fall of 2016, was there things done differently then the last two EPs?
Yes. We were able to take a little bit more time in the studio and write down full thoughts, full emotions, and sonically grab something that we’ve been reaching for for a while. You’ll understand when the album is released this fall.
– What is the strangest inspiration you’ve ever had for a song?
I can’t really say that any type of inspiration could be strange. Inspiration comes from all different angles at all different times of the day and night. You just have to be willing to embrace them. For what is strange to One may be life changing and goal setting to another.
– Vinyl is making a comeback. Do you have a personal preference? Is your band producing on vinyl?
I like that vinyl is making a comeback. I like the fact that people want to collect physical music, instead of just digital. If I had to say I had a preference in how I hear my music, I like it to be loud and out of a car stereo. That way when I pull up to a stop light next to another car with my music blaring, they question why my life is so much better than theirs. It’s always the same simple answer: Rock ‘n Roll.
– Do you have any tours coming up in the near future?
Absolutely. We tour constantly year round. You could say we’re a “tourtastic” type of band.
– How many shows do you play per year on average, and how crazy does the schedule get?
Touring is an incredibly difficult thing to do. Not everyone can just up and tour. Leaving your house for a couple months out of the year doesn’t mean you’re in a touring band. At 200-250 shows a year, you can pretty much guarantee that Shallow Side is always on tour. Crazy isn’t just something that happens on tour. Crazy is a lifestyle that you learn to live with.
– How important is merchandising? Could artists survive without?
Heck no, man! I’ve been selling CDs for cheeseburgers since I was in my teens.
– What would be some of your main musical influences today?
I’m influenced by more than just the music. Although, music always plays a huge role in writing and traveling the world. It’s really the people that influence me the most. Whether it be the people who are performing, creating, or writing the music or the people who are taking it in and putting it to use. The clap of a hand, the stomp of the feet, or the smile on the face after a long week of work… Those things change the game for me.
– Is the band fans of Spotify and similar streaming services? What are your thoughts on this?
It’s better than giving it away for free. Although, a ten cent royalty check after 100,000 plays doesn’t make you feel successful. But, it’s definitely an outlet to connect fans to music who will undoubtedly at some point buy that physical copy straight from your hands.