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INTERVIEW: All The Locals

Hi fellows, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

We have been busy and anxious, as is tradition in the music industry. The summer has been quite hot in southern USA, but we always manage to get in some party time.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Weatherman”? 

The song ‘weatherman’ relates to everyone. Whether it’s a friend, spouse, pet, neighbor…everybody has someone they “rain on.” Ironically, it’s usually the ones you love the most, or closest to everyday. Even the most introverted or passive people have someone they express their issues, problems, or secrets to, creating the ever-changing weather. We’re all faulty weathermen sometimes, and we’ve all been the storm cloud.

Weatherman was the first song written for the new EP “Something She Poured,” and the first to be released. As a listener we wanted you to feel the tension, but find the hope, that the songs proclaims.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song? 

Example: “don’t dance in the stormy weather, then walk in my house, get the floors wet, and guilt me into cleaning it up..”

It was originally inspired by a bandmates past relationship. However, after marinating on the subject, we all found similar examples in our own lives.

How was the filming experience? 

For no budget, it was fun learning experience…o and the ‘weather’ was perfect.  ATL guitarist, Ty, let us use his family’s local hose/piping biz (Anchor) for the set location and the equipment for us to create rain. Johnny was soaking wet the entire time, while the rest of the group enjoyed the sun/shade, Cheetohs, cigarettes, and gatorade. Once we got a few practice runs, the process ran smooth. This video wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work from dear friend/filmmaker, Aaron Wynia. There aren’t many professionals, in any field, willing to help out an up and coming original band, in their off time.

How was the writing and recording process? 

The writing ran rather quick, as most ATL songs do. They just evolve through collective chemistry.

After arranging the music and the general idea with the band, Johnny will solidify the lyrics.

Recording with our producer, John Briglevich, is always a treat. He is (no joke) one of the smartest, funniest, and multi-faceted people you’llever met. In fact, this EP was a guinea pig project in an effort to test the walls of a brand new, smaller studio, next to Briglevich’s masterful Sonica Studios, an Atlanta recording staple (where ATL’s former EP’s were tracked).

What role does Atlanta play in your music?

the sound; the amalgamation of genre that the city presents. In Atlanta you can’t go a day without hearing rap, rock, country, soul somewhere, unless your deaf, in which you’ll see the culture in this southern international city.

It’s also where we’re from, hence All The Locals acronym ATL. Like any city, you want to eat, drink, and hangout where the locals would go.

Does your new single mean we can expect a new album? 

The EP is a short collection of singles available to download or stream anywhere July 14th 2017…and yes there will be more ????

Any plans to hit the road? 

The ‘Something She Poured’ tour starts august 11th in ATL and goes up the Midwest. Check ‘bandsintown’ or our other sites for show dates.

What else is happening next in All The Locals’ world?

More songs, more shows, more new faces in the crowd, more life. Stay tuned into our social media and we’ll have it in your eyes and ears sooner or later.

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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