He has the swagger of James Dean with the voice of Elvis and Jimi Hendrix conjured up from some special voodoo that is all his own. There is a shreddy guitar segue as the vocals start to howl — before kicking back into a more controlled interlude; probably one of my favorites on the album. It would be really hard to work with anyone else because the guy comes from Cape Cod, just like we do. You live and learn, enjoying the highest highs and working through the lowest lows. However, you can still at the bottom of the page. I can say the same! They all have their own pros and cons. So if there was tension he would just crack a joke and we would all be laughing.
Highly Suspect proved at this concert that they had all the qualities of a great band. Real rock, the kind that tastes like whiskey and muscles, the kind that you can just smell in the floorboards, remnants of the riffs and pumped fists of long-forgotten gigs. We got our very first bar shows were we would open for other local acts for fifteen to twenty minutes. However, it cannot be forgotten where the metal and rock music of today got its roots from. This band is truly making art. Running with the big dogs is invaluable. Thanks for taking the time to do the interview.
The audience erupted in applause as Highly Suspect made their way on stage. Either way, one thing is already certain: With The Boy Who Died Wolf, Stevens and the Meyer twins have taken a big step toward fine-tuning their retro-grunge attack into something far more dynamic, soulful and alluring. We all eventually quit our jobs and that was all we did. If you like Fall Out Boy and you used to like Nine Inch Nails you will really appreciate this album. They have a bit of a grungy vibe that made me feel a little nostalgic about my favorite alternative bands. The band made up of brothers Rich Meyer bass, vocals , Ryan Meyer drums, vocals , and Johnny Stevens vocals, guitar, synth emits massively distorted guitars with heavy riffs and thundering drums. Several times before we went out on tour I speak for myself I would question whether or not it would be the right fit.
They seem to be tight knit, they have a good producer and management, and they work hard. . When we play small rooms they are right on top of you. At times the instrumentation backs out and leaves the singer alone; voice cracking under the weight of all this song conveys. We met at a party, Rich and I.
The sound is very garage rock meets blues rock all the while twisting in a bit of rockabilly and heavy grunge. Every once in a while an album comes along that renews our faith that rock still breathes, smoldering under the ashes of more popular yet inferior music that is not rock. Not a bad song, but uncomfortable as intended. Johnny: We got our real start in Brooklyn, once we moved there four years ago. The kind that scoffs at any instrument missing 6 strings of glory or canvass slathered barrels of might and aims to scorch the earth while blasting through the desert in an old Camaro, knowingly riding every cliché to the top of the riff mountain. Review Summary: Music for shot-gunning Old Milwaukee in a biker bar while playing guitar-smashing roulette with a roadie from Kyuss.
I appreciate you guys taking the time to do this interview. Next summer we will be doing a lot of the festivals. That was when we started making waves, so to speak. For this album, that was Lydia. The band first caught my attention while I was browsing and came across them on Spotify… Photo: Highly Suspect began in 2009 when three guys from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, two of them being twins Rich Meyer and Ryan Meyer , started writing music and playing cover shows.
The song is about Stevens ex-girlfriend. Rich, Ryan, and Johnny have all expressed that they will continue to evolve as a band, so their music will change with each album. Then we went to New York and continued doing it. I began to check out the album and found that I could relate to the expressions in many of the songs. What bands were you influenced by? Where did you guys get your start? We listened to everything from Hip Hop to Reggae to Electronic to Rock to Jazz to Classical — just music in general. Those are the people who will follow their career from small clubs and concert halls and onward towards the packed stadiums and beyond. Johnny: Every type of music you can think of! Highly Suspect have made a name for themselves over the past six years since they formed.
From there, they moved to Brooklyn and got signed. This is an album I strongly encourage you to purchase — and start searching for tour dates! With a total of 10 songs, it leaves the listener wanting more. Seeing this band live on a small tavern stage would be amazing — but it would be equally riveting in a large arena setting because yes — Highly Suspect has a sound that can really hold true and be engaging at any scale. I love that an album is closing with so much energy on the very last song! There are only three members but this little band has a huge sound. I guess that was probably in the last three years. Not that the band is entirely an underdog. The kind that talks about gin and the devil and makes you want to get a snake tattoo on your face and start fighting people in the street.
While none of these songs have the major-key, upbeat or fun feel that usually I prefer, the earthy-ness of this album is kind of refreshing. Bose hires him to test their products. Then it happened again, and started playing music for a living. It was full of energy, a great guitar solo, and had you leaving with a smile. It makes him really easy to work and communicate with. What also drew me to their music was the mixture of sounds.
Maybe we should take apart that song. Some gone before their time, yet possibly reincarnated in the likes of Johnny Stevens of Highly Suspect. They write great songs, have a great stage presence, and interact superbly with their audience. The big venues have a lot of people, huge sound systems, and green rooms. Hannah is the author of the rockmycommute. There have been a few true greats in music history; Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, and Janis Joplin to mention a few. Anyone who has seen them in concert says that they put on an incredible show, knocking it out of the park every time.