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INTERVIEW: As Thick As Thieves

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
-We’ve been really great! Just working our butts off and having some fun along the way. Thanks so much for having us!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Straight To Hell”?
-“Straight to Hell” is about watching someone you love battle addiction and the damage that they not only do to themselves but also to the lives of their loved ones. If there’s one thing I’ve learned while watching someone battle addiction it’s that they will not finish the road to recovery until they themselves are truly ready.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
-I have seen the negative impact of addiction in people’s lives, including my own family’s. I felt like I was watching someone slowly kill themselves and unfortunately for many, addiction does end up taking their life.

Any plans to release a video for the single?
-We actually just released it! We had a great experience with director/videographer Jacob Reynolds. He really brought our vision to life. 

How was the recording and writing process?
-We wrote and recorded the EP with Hiram Hernandez at Earth Says Recordings. Being that I was the newest member of the band, it took a little time to define our sound but we are really proud of the way it turned out! Hiram is a genius and amazing to work with.

What made you want to write a song about social alienation?
-Well the song is about addiction but often you see people alienate themselves as they get deeper into their addiction. I’ve seen the shame that comes with addiction and how it can cause people to isolate themselves from not only social situations but their loved ones as well.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
-“Straight To Hell” is off of our Whiskeybent EP that is out now and can be streamed for free on Spotify! We are always in the process of writing new material and hope to share some new music soon.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?
-Not yet.

How are you preparing for your upcoming tour?
-We’ve been drinking a lot of whiskey.

What are you looking forward the most?
-We are so excited to meet the fans, gain some new friends along the way, and to make some badass memories!

Any plans on sharing the stage with any of the acts in a special live collaboration?
-Not at the moment, but making sure that our live performance is unique and entertaining is very important to us so you never know what might happen. I guess you’ll have to come to the shows and find out.

What else is happening next in As Thick as Thieves’ world?
-On July 13th we are stoked to be sharing the stage with POD and Alien Ant Farm at Marquee Theatre in Tempe Arizona!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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